Lisa Burkhardt Worley

Lisa Burkhardt Worley


Lisa Burkhardt Worley is the founder of Pearls of Promise Ministries, a ministry that helps women overcome past dysfunction in their lives, through media, books, blogs, Bible studies and conferences. She is the Executive Producer and Co-Host of a topical television and radio show called POP Talk, now seen, and heard on 20 television and radio platforms. She is also a conference speaker and ten-time award winning author of ten books including her most recent award-winning book, The Root that Never Died: A Christian Woman’s Journey Back to Her Hebraic Heritage and a previous award-winning book: The Only Father I Ever Knew: How a Fatherless Child Finally Found True Love.

Lisa also has a heart to fight antisemitism and has created two award-winning documentaries on the subject. Her most recent documentary, Terror in Toulouse: Has the Community Recovered, retells the story of an antisemitic attack on a Jewish high school in Toulouse, France in 2012 and examines the state of antisemitism in France today. To date, it has won 38 international film festival awards, including “Best Short Documentary,” “Best Arthouse Documentary,” “Best Director,” and “Best Editing.” Burkhardt Worley, who had a Jewish father, is currently taping segments for her next documentary, Their Blood Cries Out, that will combat Holocaust denial.

Burkhardt Worley is a third-year doctoral student in Messianic Jewish Studies at The King’s University, where she is scheduled to graduate in May 2025. She is an ISGAP-Oxford Scholar–in–Residence and received a diploma for fulfilling the requirements at the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy. Burkhardt Worley has also created a class on antisemitism, Understanding Antisemitism, for Gateway Church, and teaches other Jewish curriculum at Gateway. She was selected for the 2024 edition of Marquis Who’s Who.

Lisa, who spent nineteen years as a national and local sportscaster, earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from SMU Perkins School of Theology in 2008, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.