Meet James and Lyn Burnett

mission3JameslynBurnettForty years ago, a young James Burnett went with his father to see a presentation by a TWR missionary. The impact of this encounter sparked an interest in missionary radio in James, giving direction to his future with TWR.

James and Lyn married in 1982 and joined TWR a month later. While serving in Swaziland their three children were born. James, as Chief Engineer and Lyn, as hostess to many visitors, responder to DX listener requests and continuity announcer, spent twelve years in Swaziland.

Today, James is the Technical Director TWR Africa and is based at the regional office in Kempton Park, South Africa.   Lyn continues with continuity announcing and is also involved with Project Hanna.

Training in preparation for what they do today:

James: Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, received his B.Sc Engineering degree at the University of Cape Town.

Interesting facts:

James: Worked for FEBA Radio in the Seychelles for a short time and has held the position of chairman for the Radio Society of Swaziland.

Lyn: Trained as a General Nurse in Cape Town and did Midwifery in Port Elizabeth. Lyn also served with Healthcare Christian Fellowship in Kempton Park.


James: Enjoys mountain biking and staying up-to-date with what is happening in the world of technology and is learning Ubuntu Linux and is very involved with his local church.

Lyn: Enjoys being outdoors, hiking. She also enjoys reading and doing handwork in her free time.

Since the sudden death of Andrew, their 18 year son, James and Lyn encourage others as they lead Griefshare, a grief recovery program in Kempton Park, South Africa.

Advice to future candidates with TWR:

TWR is a wonderful way to use your technical gifts and talents in media to spread the Gospel.

James and Lyn Burnett

Fundraising Goal: R 100000.00
Start Date: January 14, 2015
End Date: January 14, 2020