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 assisted in the founding of Gloucester County Community Church in NJ. He also founded The Word Church in Williamstown, NJ. 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!