Christian author Richard Weirich writes entertaining and inspirational fiction novels, daily devotionals, and nonfiction books that motivate, challenge, and help believers grow in the faith.
Richard’s unique perspective on life is rooted in his many experiences as musician, radio personality, minister, and voiceover talent.
Richard grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and immediately after high school was accepted into the U.S. Navy Band as a trombonist. While in the Navy Band he became interested in radio, enrolled in the Tidewater School of Broadcasting and quickly landed his first radio job in Norfolk, Virginia.
While in the Navy Band he became interested in radio, enrolled in the Tidewater School of Broadcasting and quickly landed his first radio job in Norfolk, Virginia.
For 40+ years Richard was the Burt half of the popular morning radio duo of Burt and Kurt, entertaining listeners in Jackson, Mississippi; Tampa, Florida; Houston, Texas; and Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, Richard Weirich (aka Bob “Burt” Burton) was a successful Radio Program Director and a two time finalist for the coveted Billboard Magazine Program Director of the Year Award.
While in Birmingham Richard prepared for the ministry at Southeastern Bible College and Samford University which led to a fifteen year ministerial career serving as pastor of several Alabama churches.
Richard Weirich has been the featured voice on TV and radio commercials, documentaries, and corporate presentations around the world. (Listen to Richard at work as a voiceover artist below.)
And yes, he really is a musician.
He has been married to Janet for more than 40 years and has two sons, Sean and Michael.