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Pastor Letter: April 24, 2019

Buck Run Family: Have you ever wondered what goes on down the hall to your left as you enter the church building? That place just beyond the Kids Ministry to the left of the rehearsal hall where a giant sign reading “Buck Run Students” is located? If you have, let me fill you in a […]

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Pastor Letter: April 17, 2019

Dear Church Family: He is risen! He is risen indeed! This week marks the most celebrated day on the Christian calendar, the day we commemorate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Though we call it Easter, most of the world knows it as Pascha, which is related to the Hebrew Pesach, or Passover. I […]

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Pastor Letter: April 10, 2019

Dear Buck Run Family: When I think of who we are as a church, I think of a people who are unashamedly committed to following Christ, regardless of the cost. Our church has sacrificially given in obedience to Christ, engaged in missions around the world for the glory of Christ, and served in various capacities […]

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Pastor Letter: March 27, 2019

When Dr. York became our Senior Pastor in 2003, he shared with the congregation his vision for the church to be a teaching church. There are many ways in which we truly are a teaching church. A key aspect of this is our Pastoral Internship program. While seminaries (like the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in […]

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Pastor Letter: March 6, 2019

Dear Buck Run Family: ​Buck Run has always made an investment in families—singles, widowed, divorced, single parent families, blended families, adoptive families, and traditional biological families. We want to do everything we can to strengthen families by pointing them to the gospel and discipling them to love Christ and to love one another. Our annual […]

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Pastor Letter: February 27, 2019

Dear Church Family: I’ve been in the ministry my entire adult life and have been a seminary professor for most of it, yet I am always learning, realizing that I don’t know it all and need to grow constantly. One of those areas in which I have matured is my realization of the widespread problem […]

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Pastor Letter: February 20, 2019

Dear Church Family, I am so grateful for the many stories I hear from guests and members about the hospitality of our church. Buck Run is truly one of the most welcoming places I have ever been, and I hear the same thing from many others time and time again. When people walk into our […]

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Pastor Letter: February 6, 2019

Dear Church Family: I hope you are at church this Sunday morning because we are going to share a major breakthrough in our ministry and connection. If you are present in the service Sunday, you are going to learn about an innovation that will be unlike anything Buck Run has done before. I had better […]

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Pastor Letter: January 16, 2019

Dear Buck Run Family: Every time I walk into our beautiful building, I recognize the debt I owe to so many of you who have prayed, sacrificed, given, worked, and planned to make it a reality. The Lord did it all, and he did it through his people. I don’t have any delusions about my […]

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Pastor Letter: December 13, 2018

Buck Run Family, We were so tremendously blessed to worship together last Friday night at the “Behold the Lamb” event. What a blessing it is to have so many gifted musicians to lead us. In one of the songs, Andrew Peterson writes, “Behold the lamb of God, who takes away our sins. Behold the Lamb […]

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