Official Website of Author, Speaker, and President and CEO of Buckner International

Hope Now

Peace, Healing and Justice
When the Kingdom Comes Near
Available on Amazon and at local bookstores!
About Dr. Reyes

Dr. Albert L. Reyes is the sixth president and CEO of Buckner International, a faith-based nonprofit organization founded in 1879 in Dallas, Texas. Reyes has worked for Buckner since 2007 and previously served as president of Buckner International and president of Buckner Children and Family Services. Previous to joining Buckner, Reyes was president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio. During his leadership, the school’s annual operating budget increased by more than $2.5 million.

Dr. Reyes also previously served as pastor of three churches and led Sprint’s National Customer Service Center. Reyes has contributed through various roles within the 2.5 million-member Baptist General Convention of Texas, where he served as its president in 2005.

Reyes earned his B.B.A. from Angelo State University, M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Andrews University.

He is a board member for CAFO, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Stark College and Seminary. He also serves as vice president of the Baptist World Alliance. Dr. Reyes was recognized with an award for Leadership Excellence in the mega nonprofit category at the 2022 D CEO's Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards in Dallas, Texas. 

Dr. Reyes is the author of two books. The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption (Believers Press, 2015) and Hope Now: Peace, Healing, and Justice when the Kingdom comes near (Iron Stream Books, 2019).

Albert and his wife Belinda have three children. The Reyes family are active members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

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Book Reviews

Dr. Albert Reyes tackles the importance of hope while explaining the redemptive work required for those working in God's Kingdom. "Hope Now" is not about ministry or religion, but about God's Kingdom and the hope that provides peace and justice in this world. His compassion bleeds through the pages of this book as he tells his story that led him to become a leader of hope in this desperate and broken world.

Raymond H. Harris

Author of "Business by Design" and

"The Heart of Business"


October 3, 2022

Guest Speaker

Pastor’s Luncheon

Dallas Baptist Association

Ventana by Buckner


October 5, 2022

Chapel Speaker

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

October 9, 2022, 1pm

Keynote Speaker

25th Anniversary Celebration in Pastoral Ministry

First Baptist Church, Kaufman

October 12, 2022

Guest Speaker

Pastor’s Appreciation Luncheon

Buckner Parkway Place

Houston, Texas


October 13, 2022

Guest Speaker

Pastor’s Appreciation Luncheon

Buckner Calder Woods

Beaumont, Texas


Speaker topics

Thanks for your interest in having me as a speaker at your upcoming business meeting, church service, conference, university chapel, or special event.

My passion includes justice issues, such as the protection of children through foster care and adoption, family strengthening, breaking the cycle of poverty, and providing humanitarian aid. My expertise lies in missiology, international and domestic missions, cross cultural issues, and leading social transformation. My experience has equipped me to speak on nonprofit financial management, resource development, talent development, organizational leadership and transformation, government and international relations, strategic leadership, stewardship, and board governance.


This has led me to speak on these issues in churches, conferences, business events, and universities across the USA and in more than 20 countries, primarily in the Global South. As a pastor and executive leader, I am energized with the opportunity to equip people to follow the example of Jesus by serving vulnerable children, families, and seniors.

Social Service Topics

  • Child Welfare (Foster Care and Adoption)

  • Family Strengthening

  • Breaking Cycles of Poverty

  • Humanitarian Aid

  • Senior Living


Theological Topics

  • Missiology and Missions  (Domestic and International)

  • Cross-Cultural Issues

  • Christian History and Ministry

  • Social Transformation


Leadership and Management

  • Nonprofit Financial Management

  • Resource Development

  • Talent Development

  • Organizational Leadership and Transformation

  • Government and International Relations

  • Strategic Leadership

  • Stewardship

  • Board Governance

Contact Buckner International's Communications Department to provide your event date, desired topic, and any other details that would help me customize a great speaking experience for your audience. 

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