My Story


Hey I’m Buddy!

I have the joy of pastoring North Ridge Community Church’s Gray campus in Gray, TN and God sure had a funny way of getting me there. After graduating from UT-Knoxville in 2016 with a degree in Food Science and Technology, I stepped into leading a church plant at the age of 22 years old. Over the past few years, I have seen just how much God can do with underqualified but willing followers. Because of that, I have written a book, write blogs and speak at retreats in hopes of encouraging people that they are enough because God is enough.

As my wife, Madeline, and I continue to help plant churches and seek city transformation in our region, we would love to invite you into our journey of trusting God enough to step into the unknown. What is the one thing you have been tempted to put off but know that God is asking you to pursue? Whatever that is, you are enough because He is enough. Let’s do this together!

“Not very many leaders would agree to plant a church at the age of 22; even fewer would be succeeding 2 years later.”

-Carey Nieuwhof, Founding Pastor, Connexus Church and Author of Didn’t See It Coming

"Buddy has a great story because he has lived an inspiring life!”

- Clay Scroggins, Author of How to Lead When You're Not in Charge