Buddy and his wife, Irmadean, have raised four children and have 10 grandchildren. He received a B.S. in Biology from Texas State University and later spent a year of intensive training in Personal Evangelism and then earned a Masters in Education in Counseling from the University of Massachusetts. He holds certification from the State of Texas as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).
Over the last 45 years, Buddy has had experience as an employee in industry, a Personal Evangelism Director for congregations in New York and Ohio, a Pulpit Preacher for congregations in Massachusetts and Texas, a cult exit-counselor, a family counselor in several situations, a self-employed woodworker, and an education, program director, and facility director for a correctional facility prior to his retirement. When not otherwise employed, his interests center around family, woodworking and enjoying God’s creation hunting and fishing.