At the age of eight, Buddy hit the road with his family. His dad was a traveling evangelist and the rest of the family joined him on the road to sing gospel music. Even then music was a powerful motivation in his life.
As he matured, so did his voice and his ability to perform. They expanded their group and brought other young men into the traveling family and by the early nineties; he was heading up a group of his own. He was also invited by Bill Gaither to join the Gaither Vocal Band as lead vocalist in 1993 and traveled with them for two years. During that time, Buddy continued to pursue a personal dream with his own band called Sunday Drive. The group, comprised of six men who were more like brothers, achieved great things as they toured with Mark Lowry, Clay Crosse, and Jaci Velasquez as well as acclaimed author and speaker, Josh McDowell. Through the years, Buddy has been a part of writing many chart toping songs which include “God is Believable” that rose to number one on the Christian Hit Radio charts, along with “It’s Still the Cross” that also went number one and was the title song for a best selling choir musical, to “I’ll Meet You on the Mountain” the title song for one of Gaither’s award winning Homecoming video series and “Promises One by One” on the latest Gaither Homecoming Video “Women of Homecoming.” These along with many others have helped make his career far reaching across many styles and genres.
In 2001, Buddy moved into solo ministry. He was traveling to churches and other mission fields from Brazil to Albania. Once again in 2005, he and his wife Kerri would began a worship driven group called Everyday Driven and for three years they continued traveling across America. In 2008, God called Buddy into local church worship ministry and he and his family served the Chapel at Crosspoint in Santa Rosa Beach, FL until December of 2015. January of 2016, he accepted the position of CEO of the Hope for the World Foundation. He now travels and represents Hope for the World missions gaining support for works all around the globe. He knows that God has placed he and his family in world missions and plans to spend his life loving the least of these.