Wendell Burton, actor, vocal artist, gifted songwriter and pastor, transitioned to heaven in 2017. I’m sure he is basking in the light and jamming with friends like Bryan and Thom, who preceded him. On earth his life was an adventure with many twists and turns. He co-starred with Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo, was providentially seated next to Voice of the Martyr’s Richard Wurmbrand (now in heaven) on a trip to India where he hoped to find truth and enlightenment. Instead, not long after he gave his life to Christ and became a part of the leadership team of Kenn Gulliksen’s first Vineyard, leading Bible studies and home groups. He was one of the very first Christian artists on Lamb and Lion, distributed by Sparrow and also, was part of Church on the Way. For a number of years he has been the drama/entertainment director at Lakewood Church in Houston. His generosity and humor still lights up our lives —forever– and is a crown he can cast down at our Savior’s feet.