Pastor Gaidi K. Burgess hails from Flint, MI. He received his early education from the Flint Community Schools. Upon graduation he attended Prairie View A&M University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Working briefly in the engineering profession, God had other plans for him. Being obedient to God, Pastor Burgess entered Dallas Theological Seminary in the Master of Theology (Th.M.) pastoral studies program. Pastor Burgess holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where is also a candidate for the Advanced Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Pastoral Leadership. Additionally, he is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.
In September 2005, Pastor Burgess accepted the call to be the ninth pastor of Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, Texas. Pastor Burgess has previously served as youth minister and an associate minister at the historical Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. It is at Jordan Grove where Gaidi was licensed to preach and ordained to the Christian ministry.
In July of 2009, Gaidi united in holy matrimony with WaWinta. They are the blessed parents of one son, Gaidi II (2011) and one daughter, Genesis (2013).
Pastor Burgess is a student of the Bible. His greatest joy is being used by God to spread His good news of salvation. He believes it is the efficacy and power of God’s Word that enables all of God’s people to live purpose filled lives and to experience victory in Jesus Christ.