About us

OUR MISSION

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.​

 

OUR VISION

Evangelizing the sinner and awakening the believer to live a Christ-centered life that impacts the world around them.  

GALATIANS 2:20 MINISTRIES STORY

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 answered her call to preach in 2005, and was licensed to preach May 7, 2006, and had been serving at Philippians V Multi-Ministry Center for 11 years. September 2006, her pastor, Shirley Prince was called home to be with Jesus. Apostle Cynthia Buford then served under the leadership of the elders of the church for three years. She remained faithful-preaching, teaching, baptizing, and administering Holy Communion as well as leading worship in song and dance. She began to sense the leading of the Holy Spirit directing her to pastor in 2008. She prayed and waited on confirmation from the Lord. When she received clear instructions from Holy Spirit to leave her home church, she announced it to the elders and the congregation who gave their blessings. She began taking godly counsel and mentorship from a friend, Pastor Tommie L. Brown of Christ In You Faith Temple. She prayed and began to visit various churches listening for the Lord's voice for her next move.

 

October 4, 2009, approximately 11:15 a.m., she asked God what church she needed to visit, and she heard Him speak  to start at home and to call her family. She knew that God was leading her to begin services there. So, she obeyed; called up her relatives and invited them to Galatians 2:20 Ministries’ first service which began at 1:00 p.m. that day. She was led to preach the message, "You Must Be Born Again" from the Gospel of John chapter 3.

 

November 2009, Apostle Buford was ordained by Pastor Tommie L. Brown, Christ In You Faith Temple. The next year, September 2010, she met the love of her life, Curtis Buford Sr. and they were married December 31, 2011. Worship services were held 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 mentors and the spiritual covering for Galatians 2:20 Ministries Worship Center. The church outgrew the Directors Row location and moved to 2725 S. Mendenhall Rd in Memphis, Tennessee June 2016 where the church continues to increase spiritually and numerically.

 

 

 

 

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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 a holistic approach to ministry, she has instituted several ministries that impact the community, including Women Empowered by Christ (WEBC), Knights of the Altar (KOA), and G2:20 Health In Movement Ministry. Most recently, she and her son Youth Pastor Larshay Watson launched a new ministry called the Timothy Sanders Foundation in honor of the late Timothy Sanders who was a disciple of Christ at Galatians 2:20 Ministries Worship Center.

 

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.

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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
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Pastor Larshay Watson

Young Adult & Performing Arts Ministry

Pastor Annie Golden

Elders Ministry

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Min. Latrisa Smith

Dance Ministry

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Deaconess
Carolyn Relliford

Deacons Ministry

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Min, Sheena Watson

Secretary & Health In Movement Instructor

Min. Lucy Johns

Children's Ministry