Howard Dennison Burroughs was born on February 22, 1933 in Houston, Texas.
Howard loved sports and found himself in a season where he was playing semi-pro baseball and often missing church on Sundays. Having been raised to know the truth of the Gospel, Howard faced a pivotal point in his walk with Jesus. He and his dear friend, James Bridges, attended a revival together and both Howard and James made the decision to rededicate their lives to the Lord. Howard even went on to sell his baseball cleats and glove in response to the call of the Lord to strip away every weight and run his race with all possible endurance.
Howard served his country as a corporal in the army in Anchorage, Alaska during the Korean War from August 1953 until June of 1955. Not long after his return, he married his Margie, the love of his life, on January 28, 1956. Howard and Margie moved to Waxahachie, TX so he could attend Southwestern Assemblies of God College. He graduated in May of 1958 and was ordained as a minister by the Assemblies of God the following year.
Even while in college, Howard and Margie pastored Hopewell Assembly of God shortly after they were married. Later, they pastored the Assembly of God church, in Vivian, Louisiana (1958-1961). In 1961 The Burroughs Family moved to Alexandria, Louisiana to start a new Assembly of God Church. They then found their way back to Houston, Texas where they pastored the Burbank Assembly of God, which later was relocated and renamed the Assembly of God Tabernacle, for eighteen years (1963-1981).
Brother Burroughs met Jesus face to face in May 2018 after a long and happy life.