Bob Burney was born and raised in southern California. A 1970 graduate of Bob Jones University, Bob received his ordination in the ministry in 1971. Bob also has a degree in Christian Education.
In 1976, after serving as a youth minister in churches in Ohio and Kansas, Bob and his wife, Joy founded Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Westerville, OH, where they pastored until the year 2000.
Radio has been a part of Bob's life since College. His relationship to Columbus, Ohio radio began in 1989 and he has hosted such programs as Victorious Living Today, Saturday Live, and since 2000, Bob Burney Live! In 2005 he was named Salem Communications National Talk Show Host Of The Year and was nominated by the National Association of Religious Broadcasters for Talk Show of The Year - designating the program as one of the top ten religious talk shows in America. Bob currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Pregnancy Decision Health Center and Citizens for Community Values and the Board of Directors of The Pastor's Retreat Network. He has also been appointed to the Ohio Governor's task force for Faith Based Initiatives.
In 2000 Bob and Joy founded a ministry called Crosspower Ministries, where they travel across the country encouraging the church of today. Their ministry is founded on I Cor. 1:18. They are available for Retreats, Seminars etc.
The Burneys have three adult children (two of whom are married) and four grandsons.