Bob Burney was born and raised in Southern California. He is a 1970 graduate of Bob Jones University and received his ordination in the ministry in 1971.
In 1976, Bob and his wife, Joy, founded Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Westerville, Ohio. Bob pastored Calvary Baptist until December 2000, when he was called to host Bob Burney Live.
When he's not on the air, Bob and his wife Joy lead CrossPower Ministries. They call their ministry "Evangelism to Christians." CrossPower Ministries conducts seminars and workshops nearly every weekend of the year across the Mid West.