Anthony's life began a real miracle of God. At 8 months old Anthony was in his baby walker, when one of the wheels got caught in the floor furnace grate. Anthony fell on top of the furnace burning his face, hands and legs. Anthony received third degree burns. The Doctor's said that he would never have use of his hands. A tiny child having to be carried on a pillow for a whole year. But Anthony later in his testimony said, ~The Doctor's were wrong~ Not only did God perform a Miracle on Anthony. God who Anthony loved so much, gave him a wonderful talent. And Anthony used his talent of piano playing for the Glory of God. Anthony began playing the piano when he was only 3 years old. He sat down and played ~ The Old Rugged Cross~ after hearing it at church that morning. He made his radio debut at the age of 5.
At age 16 years old he joined The Kingsmen Quartet. At 17 years old Anthony was nominated one of five top pianist in the gospel music field. Anthony's won more Awards than I can list. You may see them on his website.
Anthony Burger has received the honored Dove nomination for the 2006 Instrumental Album of the Year category for his recent project “A Tribute To Bill & Gloria Gaither”.
There was no end to the kind of music Anthony could play. Anthony learned the music of Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. But his real love was gospel music. Anthony has long been a guest artist and pianist for the Gaither Vocal Band and for Gaither's Homecoming concerts.
"If you look back at the 25 years Anthony Burger devoted to reaching the world through gospel music you will see a discography filled with some of the finest piano artistry the world of gospel music has ever known. You will most likely be impressed by his many accomplishments, too. But what Anthony would want you to remember, first and foremost, is how God used this Tennessee boy -- a boy who was once told he would never have full use of his hands -- to soothe a hurting world through music," said Emily Sutherland, director of Gaither.com.
Anthony said about himself. ~I am a simple man with a majestic instrument and the power of God behind me.~
He was to me one of the most motivated and exciting gospel pianist of all time. Always at the piano and smiling, showing his love for what he loved to do best.
Playing the Piano with Healed Hands. God surely needed another great musician.
Anthony truly proved that God Is The Great Healer.
Please continue to pray for Anthony's wife LuAnn and their children, Lori, AJ and Austin.
Proud to be a Burger Buddy Carolyn
WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM
The sky shall unfold, preparing His entrance; The stars shall applaud Him with thunders of praise. The sweet light in His eyes shall enhance those a waiting, And we shall behold Him then face to face.
And we shall behold Him, we shall behold Him Face to face in all of His glory; And we shall behold Him, Yes, we shall behold Him Face to face, our Savior and Lord.
The angels shall sound the shout of His coming, The sleeping shall rise from their slumbering place. And those who remain shall be changed in a moment, And we shall behold Him then face to face.
And we shall behold Him, we shall behold Him Face to face in all of His glory; And we shall behold Him, Yes, we shall behold Him Face to face, our Savior and Lord. We shall behold Him, our Savior and Lord.
Written by Dottie Rambo
~Song~ We Shall Behold Him Performed by Anthony Burger & The Gaither's