We are a church focused on living a life centered around Jesus, seeking to wholly enjoy His grace, faithfully embody His love for one another, and boldly engage our world with His truth, from our city to the nations.
Evangelizing the sinner and awakening the believer to live a Christ-centered life that impacts the world around them.
About Galatians 2:20 Ministries Worship Center
Galatians 2:20 Ministries Worship Center was founded by Apostle Cynthia J Buford, October 4, 2009 after God instructed her to leave the comforts of her home church, Philippians V Multi-Ministry Center, founded by the late Shirley O. Prince. She was licensed to preach May 7, 2006 and had been serving at Philippians V for 11 years. She had planned to remain under Pastor Prince’s leadership; however, in 2006, Pastor Prince was called home to be with Jesus, and the leadership changed. She was then led by the elders of the church for three years. She remained faithful preaching, teaching, baptizing, and administering Holy Communion even though she sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit directing her to go to the next level, pastoring. She did not want to leave her church because she had gotten so used to the people. They were like family yet she did not want to disobey the leading of the Holy Spirit. She soon announced to the elders of the church and the congregation that she would be leaving. However, she still was not clear on which direction to take. So, she began taking godly counsel from a friend, Pastor Tommie L. Brown of Christ In You Faith Temple. She prayed and began to visit various churches in hopes of hearing from God, her next move.
October 4, 2009, approximately 11:15 a.m., she asked God what church did she needed to visit, and she heard Him speak to her spirit to start at home. She knew that God was leading her to begin services there. So, she called up her family and invited them to Galatians 2:20 Ministries’ first service which began at 1:00 p.m. that day. November 2009, Apostle Buford was ordained by Pastor Tommie L. Brown. The next year she met the love of her life, Curtis Buford, September 2010 and they were married December 31, 2011. They had services at their home until the year of 2012 where they moved on Directors Row in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2015, she revamped the name of the church adding “Worship Center”. Also in 2015, God introduced them to Apostle A.D. Smith Jr. and Apostle Mary Smith of Antioch Intercontinental Church who became their spiritual parents and covering for Galatians 2:20 Ministries Worship Center in October 2016. The church out grew the Directors Row location and moved to 2725 S. Mendenhall Rd in Memphis, Tennessee June 2016 where the church continues to grow spiritually and numerically.
Apostle Cynthia J. Buford
ABOUT OUR PASTOR
Apostle Cynthia J. Buford has a bold, charismatic, and forward-thinking approach in sharing the love of Christ to today’s world. With an apostolic call to mature the Body of Christ, she has helped many individuals find their God given purpose and walk boldly in their destiny. She has been in ministry since 2005 and serves as Senior Pastor of Galatians 2:20 Ministries Worship Center for which she founded and organized in 2009.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Pastor Buford earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Christian Brothers University.
An effective communicator of God’s Word, Apostle Buford is known for her practical and passionate teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. With an holistic approach to ministry, she has instituted several ministries that impact the community, including Women Empowered by Christ (WEBC), Knight of the Altar (KOA), and most recently, G2:20 Health In Movement Ministry.
She and her husband, Curtis, Sr., have been married since 2011. They are the proud parents of three adult children , Curtis Jr., Larshay, and Perez.
Minister Curtis Buford, Sr.
ABOUT OUR ELDER
Husband…Father…Mentor, Elder Curtis Buford, Sr. has a heart for helping boys develop into Godly men ready for the world. Along side his wife, Apostle Cynthia, he serves as Elder at Galatians 2:20 Ministries Worship Center. A music enthusiast, his love for music started in elementary school and continued into high school where he played the trumpet at Southside. Later, he learned how to play the bass guitar, a talent he uses to train young aspiring musicians.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, professionally, he works in the transportation industry. Minister Curtis’ professional skills have allowed him to help transport such projects as playwright A.D. Smith’s stage play, “Uncle Curly’s Classroom”.
In helping men have a deeper relationship with Christ, Elder Curtis is the leader
and organizer of Knights of the Altar (KOA), which is the Men's Ministry of G2:20.
He also leads and coordinates the Audio and Sound Ministry as well as working
with the Percussionist Team.
Family focused, he and his wife have been married since 2011. They are
blessed to have three adult children, Curtis, Jr., Larshay, and Perez.
G2:20 MINISTRY STAFF
Min. Larshay Watson
Elder Annie Golden
Dance & Arts Ministry