Steve & Bonnie Burak


Athletes in Action is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU). AIA uses sports as a platform to share our faith in Jesus Christ – win, build, and send – throughout the USA and the world. Our vision at AIA is to dream of a day there are Christ followers on every team, in every sport, and in every nation.

Steve and Bonnie worked with AIA in California when they first came on AIA staff as singles. Steve worked with wrestling and Bonnie worked with gymnastics. They got married in California in 1984, and then moved that fall to Colorado Springs to work with wrestling. Their three sons, Gabriel, Micah, and Nathan, were born and raised in Colorado Springs. All three sons have wrestled in college and have been involved with AIA on their campuses. Gabriel and Micah went to college at the University of Penn in Philadelphia, and Nathan went to the University of Iowa.

Acts 1:8 is a key verse for the Buraks and their work with the ministry of Athletes in Action: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest parts of the earth.” As individuals and as a family, the Buraks desire to walk in the Lord’s Holy Spirit each day, yielding to Him, and being His witness in sharing the Gospel and living for His Kingdom. Their local ministry is in Colorado Springs bringing the light of Christ to high schools and the Olympic Training Center. They also have shared the Gospel through AIA wrestling camps, clinics, and sporting events throughout the USA, Russia, Mongolia, Asia, and Guatemala.


The Road financially supports the Buraks with money given to the church. If you would like to give directly to their ministry, pray for them or receive their newsletter, please contact the Buraks.

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