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About Justin

Justin works for Stauros as a pastoral care worker alongside John Burghauser.

In 2001 Justin lived at Ballyards Castle in Northern Ireland after struggling with a heroin addiction. He visited in ’03, ’05, and helped lead the music at the Stauros Conference in ’07.

Justin became a volunteer in 2020, then in 2022 was approved to be a pastoral care worker by the board of directors. .

He currently lives in Towson, MD with his wife and two children.

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Justin Talbott Ministry Update 2021

November 24th, 2021: Ministry Update

My mother, Jayne Frances Talbott, passed away on January 11th, 2022. I’ve placed her memorial service here as a tribute to her love, perseverance, and faith during my years of addiction. The way she considered others above herself, and her strength of character, were not of this world.


The work of Stauros sounds easy: befriend someone, walk with them through the good times and bad, then carry their burdens to the Lord. Spoiler: it’s not easy. Sacrificing one’s mental and physical health is a price very few are willing to pay. Without question, Jayne Talbott was created and shaped by the Lord to take the suffering of others upon herself. The cost is immeasurable. And I know that because I was the primary recipient.


John Burghauser performed my mother’s memorial service. No one else was considered. What I didn’t realize, and would see, was that this service would be done at great cost to himself. And that is exactly why she would have requested him.

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Justin Talbott

Justin has been acquainted with Stauros for over 20 years.

On April 1st, 2022 the board of directors gave approval for him to provide pastoral care under the Stauros banner. Justin has prior experience in teaching, counseling, and music. If you would like to schedule a ministry presentation with your organization or church please send us a message.


The Old Rugged Cross

Filmed at NPBC on July 31st, 2022.

“My parents entrusted Stauros, and John Burghauser, to assist them during my years of addiction. My parents advocated for the Stauros ethos immediately, and the reason was simple: the beliefs and approach adopted by Stauros aligned with what my parents knew to be true. Freedom comes from the Lord alone. 

In September of 2001 I flew to N. Ireland to live in Ballyards Castle, headquarters of the Stauros Foundation. For a number of years after returning home I would occasionally struggle with disobedience, and the consequences came fast and hard. But a transformation had begun in 2001, and my time spent in Ireland provides me with encouragement and strength to this very day.

I am alive today because there were people who never gave up on me. My family, John Burghauser, and those within Stauros reflected the love of Christ during times of darkness and despair. The Lord worked through them, and so many others, to effect powerful change in my life. Please keep me in your prayers as I endeavor to do the same.”

– Justin


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