ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Who Are We?
Staunton Baptist Church is a group of Believers who strive to share Jesus Christ in our community. We worship Him through song, teaching, testimony, and giving. We enjoy the study of the truth of His Word and encourage others to do the same. We minister unselfishly to the people in our community; striving to reflect Christ in all that we say and do in allegiance to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
When Do We Meet?
We meet every Sunday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. for Bible Hour, which consists of classes for all ages. At 10:30 we break for coffee and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall, followed by our worship service at 11 a.m. for a time of uplifting praise and a verse-by-verse study through the Scriptures.
On Wednesday evenings we meet at 6 p.m. for a time of personal prayer, followed by a verse-by-verse study through one of the books of the Bible. On the first Wednesday of each month, a hearty dinner will be provided at 5 p.m. This is a great evening of fellowship, prayer, and an in-depth study from the Word.
Family Bible Hour – 9:30 am
Sunday Worship Service – 11 am
Wednesday Bible Study – 6:30 pm
Why Choose Us
Originally from Woodbury, NJ, Buz came to Lynchburg, VA to attend Lynbhburg Baptist College (Liberty University) and graduated in 1976 with a Youth Ministries major and a Greek minor. He received his license to preach through Thomas Road Baptist Church and remained on staff there after graduating LU in Youth Ministry and Outreach teams. He married his wife, Karen Oldham Offenbacker, April 30, 1977. They have a daughter, Jessica Dawn Johnson and son-in-law Nathan Johnson (Construction Manager at LU), and a son, Nathan Douglas Offenbacker. In 1980 Buz and his family moved back to NJ.
Since 1965 Buz has been actively involved with ministry, missions, and musical outreach. He led Missions projects to Australia twice, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hawaii. He also assisted in the founding of three different churches. Through “a stirring in his heart,” Buz returned to Virginia and joined Staunton Baptist Church.
Buz loves to hunt, fish, chop wood, and is an active martial artist (black belt) – in the name of Jesus, of course – LOL! We are excited to see great things to come!