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, global nonprofit organization founded in 1879 in Dallas, Texas. Buckner International focuses on helping vulnerable children, families and seniors. Albert Reyes is a former pastor and delivers sermons and keynote speeches at conferences and special events. With two doctoral degrees, Dr. Reyes is a lifelong learner and leadership development proponent. He is the author of two books:  "Jesus Agenda," and his latest, "Hope Now." Both books are available in English and Spanish.


Dr. Reyes serves as a board member at the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), vice president (USA) of the Baptist World Alliance, and a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council. Albert and his wife Belinda live in Dallas and have three sons.

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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"


May 14, 2022, 2pm

Commencement Speaker

Criswell College

Dallas, Texas

May 31, 2022, 6:30pm

Guest Speaker

Leader Development Profile

Getsemani Baptist Church

Ft. Worth, Texas


July 12, 2022, 2pm

Guest Speaker

Mission Commission

Baptist World Alliance Annual Meeting

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

July 17, 2022, 10:30am

Guest Preacher

First Baptist Church of Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico


July 30-31, 2022

Guest Speaker & Preacher

Zomi Baptist Churches of America

Annual Celebration

Nashville, Tennessee



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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