With 14 years of professional experience as a pastor and teacher, Barbara F. Buie is thriving in her position with Focus Community Word Church. Her goal was to create a level playing field for her son and students like him. Although unequal testing did pose their challenges, she overcame them with perseverance, dedication and compassion. Another challenge Ms. Buie faces is the general perception of a ministry. She would like to change that, and help people understand that a ministry is a service dedicated to helping everyone in a spiritual capacity, as opposed to a religious capacity.
To prepare for her career, Dr. Buie earned a Ph.D., a doctorate in theology, two master’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree. Her passion for helping people has lead her to try to establish a veterans’ home and a day care for autistic children; she is currently waiting for approval. Dr. Buie hopes to be remembered as an educator who went above and beyond to help and encourage youth who otherwise may not have been given the chance to achieve their greatest potential. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, sewing and riding with her husband. Dr. Buie is also an honored member of The International Women’s Leadership Association.
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