Erik & Tammy Burklin
China Partner – Colorado/China
8191 South Park Lane #12
Littleton, CO 80120
Erik is a third-generation missionary whose grandparents served with China Inland Mission (CIM), taking the Gospel to China before it closed to foreign missionaries in 1950. He received his call to ministry while attending Taylor University in Upland, In.
In 1989, Dr. Werner Burklin (Erik’s father), founded China Partner (CP) after realizing the greatest need in China was training and equipping emerging Chinese Christian leaders.
In 2001, Erik stepped in as president for CP. His work includes frequent travel to China, where he organizes and teaches at pastorial training seminars. This is where future Chinese pastors and lay pastors are equipped in the basic principles of evangelistic preaching, pastoral care, Christian leadership and discipleship.
Since 1991, China Partner has conducted over 79 pastoral training seminars in 29 different cities in China and has trained over 6,810 pastors and Christian leaders. In addition, CP has provided mini-libraries to students, faculty, seminaries and Bible schools — over 47,000 theological study books have been distributed since 1991.
China Partner exists to serve the Church in China through the following four strategies:
• Training current and future Chinese Christian leaders with needed ministry insights and methods
• Providing Christian literature to Chinese leaders, churches, and ministry training centers
• Learning about China’s culture and policies, the Chinese Church, and how to partner with God’s work there
• Building new training locations and churches with the Chinese through partnership and financial assistance
He and his wife, Tammy, reside in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. They have two grown daughters, Brittany (married to Kameron Knox, June 2011) and Briana.