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

Hope Now

Peace, Healing and Justice
When the Kingdom Comes Near
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About Dr. Reyes

Albert L. Reyes is the sixth president and CEO of Buckner International. He began working for Buckner in 2007 as the president of Buckner Children and Family Services.

Prior to joining Buckner, Reyes served president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio. He led the school through dramatic changes in its name, accreditation, and structure. Under the leadership of Reyes, the university’s annual operating budget increased from $700,000 to more than $3.2 million.

Dr. Reyes also has pastored of three churches and led Sprint’s National Customer Service Center. He has held numerous roles within the 2.5 million-member Baptist General Convention of Texas, serving as its president in 2005. Currently Reyes serves as vice president of the Baptist World Alliance, USA Region.

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 contributes as a member of the board of trustees of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), Angelo State University Foundation, and Stark College and Seminary. In 2022, Reyes received the Leadership Excellence Award in the category of mega nonprofit at D CEO's Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards and the UN Day Global Leadership Award from the Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA. He was also selected to be a member of the 2023 D CEO Dallas 500, the most influential business leaders in North Texas.

Reyes has authored 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).

Dr. Reyes and his wife Belinda have three adult sons. He enjoys reading, writing, hiking, movies, and travel. The Reyes family are active members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

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My Books
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"


December 31, 2023

Guest Preacher

Cowboy Fellowship of Jourdanton

8:30am and 10:45am

Jourdanton, Texas

January 21, 2024

Guest Preacher

First Baptist Church of Waxahachie

Waxahachie, Texas

January 24, 2024

Guest Lecturer, Pastors Conference

Universidad Accion Pro-Educacion y Cultura 


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


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. 

CAFO Board Member Dr Albert L Reyes Buckner
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