Bob Burton was born in Mayfield, Kentucky and grew up attending churches throughout the state while his father preached in rural congregations. After graduating from Murray State University, Bob went on to earn an MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Throughout his career, Bob has served all over the country as an executive in the field of health care, and he continues to work in the field today. He has served as an elder for the West Broward and Metro congregations in Miami, Florida as well as the San Jose congregation in Jacksonville, Florida, and is now in his second stint as an elder in Ellijay. Bob has been married to Dot Burton for 53 years and together they have three children and four grandchildren.