We are a PEOPLE UNITED,
embracing the work of the HOLY SPIRIT,
striving to see lives TRANSFORMED in
our community, region, nation, and world!
Lead Pastor & Wife
Dr. Stephen Buys has served in full-time ministry since 2012. Prior to serving The Orchard Church, he held various ministry positions in Lake Hills Church, the planting church for The Orchard. His passion is to see the Church developed to her full potential, united, and mobilized for the building up of the Kingdom. His heartbeat aligns with that of The Orchard Church’s mission – to be the church to the community. Stephen has a great passion for leadership, teaching, and helping people reach their full potential in Jesus.
Stephen, fluent in Spanish, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi College and his Master’s Degree from Auburn University, focusing his studies on Spanish Literature and Linguistics. Before entering full-time ministry, Stephen worked as an interpreter, translator, and in the university setting. Stephen holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Leadership from Liberty University and is author of the book “The Doorway of Prayer.”
Stephen has been happily married to his wife, Anna, since 2011, and they enjoy life together with their two sons, Silas and Benaiah. In addition to serving in ministry, Stephen and Anna are avid outdoorsmen, spending much of their time traveling and teaching their boys a love for the outdoors and God’s creation.
Missions & Connections Pastor
Student Director - Interim
Director of Operations