OUR PASTOR

The Reverend Artis J. Bufford is the Senior Pastor of Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church, Easley, South Carolina. He is a native of Kershaw, South Carolina and is the younger of two sons of Artis Clifford and the late Margaret Bufford. Rev. Bufford is happily and proudly married to the former Sharetta M. Wynn of Blackstock, South Carolina and to this union God has blessed them with a daughter Baylee Amira and a son Brenton Artis.

Rev. Bufford received his education from Andrew Jackson High School (Kershaw, SC) and Newberry College (Newberry, SC).

Pastorally, he previously served as Pastor of Armenia Baptist Church (Chester SC) for seven years., and in the summer of 2013, was selected by God and elected by the congregation of the Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church (EUMBC) to serve as its Senior Pastor.

During his tenure at Easley Union God has blessed them through tremendous growth with over 150 people having joined and connected with through baptism, letter and rededication. In the fall of 2014, Pastor Bufford guided the church through an extensive sanctuary and overall facility renovation project which included new carpet, refurbishing of pews with new cushion padding and upholstery, upgrades to the audio system and new video projection technology. Additional facility upgrades include new carpeting through all three levels of the church facility, along with bathroom updates.

In May of 2015 he launched EUMBC’s Children’s Church to serve youth ages 2 to 12 by festively and creatively renovating five classrooms. To accommodate the growing Children’s Church ministry, in March of 2017, Pastor Bufford released the vision to renovate and transform Easley Union’s approximately 10,000 square foot former church, into Easley Union’s God Squad Youth Facility, serving children, youth and teens from 6 months to 18 years old.

Pastor Bufford’s passion for the word of God and the people of God is evident through his heartfelt, charismatic, clear and comprehendible preaching style. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and currently, he is the President of the South Carolina Fellowship of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

Rev. Artis J. Bufford firmly believes that God shows Himself faithful to those who are faithful to Him and he follows the mantra “God blesses us, so that we might be a blessing to others.”

PASTOR BUFFORD’S CALENDAR

 

Monday, June 19, – Thursday, June 22 

PNBC Southern Region Annual Session
Hilton Greenville
45 West Orchard Park Dr. | Greenville, SC
Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins,  PNBC President
Rev. Terry A. King, Region Vice President
 

Sunday, July 2, – 11:00 am

Second Baptist Church
400 East State Street | Media, PA
Rev. Warren D. Mays, Sr., Pastor
 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 4:00 pm 
New Hope Baptist Church
5 East Main Street | Liberty, SC
Rev. Herbert Goodjoin, Pastor
 

Sunday, July 23, 2017 – 4:00 pm 

Richland Baptist Church
130 Strawberry Farm Rd. | Seneca, SC
Rev. Rondey Bowens, Pastor

 

Mon., July 24, – Thurs., July 27 – 7:00 pm

Richland Baptist Church
130 Strawberry Farm Rd. | Seneca, SC
Rev. Rondey Bowens, Pastor
 

Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 11:00 am

Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church
4th Pastor’s Anniversary Worship Celebration
 

Mon., August 7, – Friday, August 11 

Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
56th Annual Session
Marriot Marquis Houston Hotel
1777 Walker Street | Houston, TX
Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins, President
 

Monday, August 14, 2017 – 7:00 pm  

Ebenezer Baptist Church
Seneca, SC
Rev. W.C. Honeycutt, Pastor
 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 7:00 pm  

Salem Baptist Church
Anderson, SC
Rev. Miller, Pastor
 

Mon., Aug. 21, – Wed., Aug. 23 – 7:00 pm

Pine Grove Baptist Church
1336 Halselville Rd. | Chester, SC
Rev. Jerome Boyd, Pastor
 

Sunday, August 27 – 3:00 pm 

Golden Grove Baptist Church
349 Goodwin Bridge Rd. | Travelers Rest, SC
Rev. Micheal Beckett, Pastor
 

Mon., Aug. 28, – Wed., Aug. 28 – 7:00 pm 

Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church
Annual Fall Revival
 

Sunday, October 15 – 10:00 am 

Shady Oak Baptist Church
1111 Whitehorse Rd. | Greenville, SC
Rev. Douglas Simmons, Pastor

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