Elders-Deacons-Ministers-Coordinators (Page 3)

Elders-Deacons-Ministers-Coordinators (Page 3)


ELDERS: At the Buford congregation we currently have 7 elders that oversee the functioning of the church and our membership (Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9). Email the Eldership: elders@bufordcoc.com

DEACONS: Below you will see many men serving the Buford church family in many different ways, leading in a Deacon role. We encourage you to contact them directly to see how you can get involved in their ministries. (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

MINISTERS: Our Ministers provide encouragement, provide classes and sermons for individual and congregational Spiritual growth. Please let them know how they might help with your walk with God. They are available for personal Bible studies and counseling.

  • You may use the sort by Group option located above right to find specific ministries or leadership groups.

COORDINATORS: Several of our ministries are led by men willing to lead in a coordinator role. Contact them directly to get involved in these ministries. View contact information


Lyle Owens

OVERSEES DOMESTIC MISSIONS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH & MORE Areas of Oversight: AV & Recording, Community Outreach, Domestic Missions, and Fellowship Group – OWLS

Kyle Rye

PULPIT MINISTER Our Pulpit Minister is Kyle Rye. He was baptized into Christ in 1989, has worked in ministry since 2004, and began serving the Buford congregation in September 2016. He grew up in Arkansas where he attended the Somers Avenue Church of Christ in North Little Rock. His father, grandfather, and father-in-law have all served as elders at that congregation. In 2004, he married the former Sara Hurd. Together they have been blessed with a daughter named Micah. Kyle graduated…

Mike Embry

OVERSEES SAFETY AND SECURITY & database management Keeping the members and property safe is important. If you are interested in becoming involved in this are, contact Mike. See Mike if you have experience in database management.

Mike Ilardi

OVERSEES MEN’S MINISTRY & ADULT SUMMER SERIES If you want to get involved in the Men’s Ministry, see Mike. He also schedules speakers for the Wednesday Adult Summer Series.

Nick Parker

OVERSEES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) VBS takes many volunteers to make it successful. If you would like to be involved with planning and serving during VBS, please contact Nick.