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David L. Burrier

Founder and President David L. Burrier

David is a follower of Jesus, an entrepreneur, published author and award-winning poet, motivational & inspirational speaker, preacher, singer and songwriter, producer, master storyteller and a Hope Coach.

His mission in life is to be a source of inspiration, so that whoever he encounters will walk away with a renewed sense of mission and purpose in life.

David’s life has been guided by the following quote: 

If you assume that every person you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, or is hurting in some way, you will be right 99% of the time. So just be kind and seek to lift their spirit and give them hope to live another day.

Ministry Mission Statement

To bring a message of hope to a hurting world.

“The name was inspired out of a series of life storms I experienced over my lifetime which influenced my sense of empathy for, and sensitivity toward, those who are struggling in life.”

David L. Burrier

The ministry is focused on bringing messages of hope to those who are hurting and to others who may be in need of words of encouragement to live another day.

We are blessed to live in a time where there are opportunities like this website to display and express passions through a multiplicity of communication channels. We invite you to come to this website from time to time to receive hope and encouragement.

Everyone leaves a legacy. It is David’s hope and prayer that his legacy is a reflection of his personal mission statement.

This video captures the heart of I’VE BEEN THERE Ministries. God is always faithful to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.