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Olympic Faith

  Kerri Strug became an overnight sensation and beloved figure to all Americans based on her inspiring performance at the 1996 Olympics.  At only 18 years old, Keri helped her team win gold in the most dramatic fashion. The US ladies’ team had gotten off to such a strong start in the Games that the press dubbed them “The Magnificent Seven,” but as the competition heated up, it soon became clear that the Russians were a force to be reckoned…


In the medical world, the term “overexposure” means, “excessive exposure, especially to something harmful.” While construction workers or athletes can experience overexposure due to their prolonged period in the Sun or extreme exercise (hyperthermia), people living in colder climates can experience overexposure symptoms (hypothermia) when they are stranded or without adequate layers. One famous example of the later situation can be seen in the true story titled “the man who refused to freeze.” This account of extreme survival happened to…


    The law of “Cause & Effect” is one that we as humans are keenly aware of. The idea that certain actions or events will inevitably lead to certain effects is something we become familiar with at an extremely young age.  As we grow and mature the reality of just how prevalent this law is in every aspect of our lives (health, finances, social, relationships, etc.) only become clearer. A good example of how we recognize this pattern can…

Bible Class Recorded Video

Youth Minister & Leadership


Allen Read

7TH-8TH GRADE TEENS Oversees Youth Devotionals and Events. Contact Allen to get involved in this age group.

J Hall

YOUTH MINISTER J Hall began working with our young people as Youth Minister on January 2, 2019. J and his wife Hannah came to Buford from the Central congregation in Tuscaloosa, AL where J was the Youth and Family Minister for 4 years. J is originally from Gardendale, AL and Hannah is from Nolensville, TN (Nashville area) where she grew up attending the Crieve Hall congregation. J and Hannah have been married 5 years. J and Hannah are both graduates…

Jack Thompson

OVERSEES 9TH-12TH GRADE TEENS Oversees Youth Devotionals, Events and Sunday Bible Classes. Contact Jack to get involved in this age group.
John Burnette

John Burnette

OVERSEES YOUTH MINISTRY Areas of Oversight: K-12th Grades, Buford Leadership Training BLT (Lads to Leaders), Camp Inagehi, VBS and Premarital Counseling.