Dillon Burroughs is an American minister, human rights activist, and leading voice in the modern abolitionist movement. His main focus has been to further the rights of human-trafficking survivors in the United States, including serving on the board of directors for Home of Hope and the Mercy Movement. He is also cofounder and executive director of the American Coalition of Abolitionists, a nonpartisan network of leaders fighting human trafficking and modern slavery in America and beyond. His first book with New Hope Publishers is Not in My Town: Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery.
Burroughs’s first experience with modern slavery occurred during a humanitarian missions trip to Haiti in 2009 where he discovered children who were being sold for only $50 (US). While researching the restavec situation in Haiti, Burroughs discovered a thriving global slave trade, currently one of the world’s fastest-growing criminal activities, and an atrocity that ignited his passion to fight slavery and human trafficking.
Author, coauthor, or editor of more than 50 books, Burroughs has published numerous works on issues of faith and culture, including coauthoring the best-selling “Facts On” Series and the “Comparing Christianity” series. In 2010, Burroughs served as associate editor of the Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He has also worked as a theological consultant for numerous film projects, including the “Pray” trilogy and Paranormal.
Burroughs serves as senior researcher at the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute and lectures as professor of theology at Tennessee Temple University and Temple Baptist Seminary. In addition, Burroughs has served as an adjunct professor or lecturer at numerous universities, including Liberty University, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, and Sarasota Bible College. He holds a master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, a bachelor’s degree in communications from Indiana State University, and was ordained by the nondenominational Sherman Bible Church in 2002 shortly following his seminary graduation.
Married to educational consultant Deborah DeShong Burroughs since 1998, Burroughs is the father of three children—Benjamin, Natalie, and Audrey—and lives with his family in Chattanooga, Tennessee.