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– Every Nation Church, New York | Friday, August 18, 2017

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Adam Burt

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Prior to joining the ministry team as a pastor at Every Nation Church, NYC Adam played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the second round by the Hartford Whalers in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft held in his hometown of Detroit, MI. He made his NHL debut for Hartford in the 1988-89 season, and he remained with the franchise through its transformation into the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997. While there he met Ron Lewis who mentored him so he could later become a Christian pastor. Adam parted ways with the Hurricanes in 1999, when he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. Adam played his final NHL season with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2000-01.

Once retired from the NHL, Adam made the natural transition from the NHL to leading a growing congregation in NYC. He playfully tells people that he went from fighting on the ice to fighting for the gospel.

After the events on 9/11 Pastor Ron and a team of leaders hit the ground running in New York City to serve those who lost loved ones in the devastation. Pastor Ron quickly called Adam and asked him to prayerfully consider becoming a part of the team that would build Every Nation NYC. One year later Adam and his family made the move to New York where he has served as the Senior Associate Pastor. In 2007, Adam and a team of leaders launched the West Side service in the basement of our building on 414 West 51st Street. This West Side Service quickly grew and moved into our current location at Park West High School on 50th Street. Adam has also served as the chaplain of the New York Jets since the 2009 season.