A Positive Perspective
Buren is the Senior Pastor of Eagles Way Church and known for his positive and inspiring teaching. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Griffin, Georgia where Eagles Way Church began in 1964. They have one daughter, Dusty Takle, who lives with her husband, Kris, and three children, John Henry, Anna, and Jett.
He became Senior Pastor of Eagles Way Church, in 1976. Under Buren’s leadership, EWC has ministered to hundreds of people seeking Christ. The church has actively supported mission outreach programs in the community and around the world to reach the lost and hurting and herald a message of faith, hope, and love.
Buren’s passion to love people is the driving force behind his down-to-earth teaching that is reaching people each week. He is visionary, a gifted communicator, a family man, and committed to Christ. Besides loving people and shepherding the church, Buren enjoys golfing, grilling, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Will moved to Griffin with his family after living in the Chicago area for his first twelve years of his life. He managed the Racquethause Health Club while he finished Griffin Christian Academy, Graduated from Gordon College with a business degree and started a family. He married Jennifer in 1988; Paul, Elizabeth and Luke were soon to follow. Ordained in 1992, Will was Youth Pastor for twelve years at EWC. From 2003 to 2008 Will was part time Associate Pastor at EWC and Executive Director of The Spalding Collaborative Authority for Families and Children Inc. This life education has prepared him for his current position as Executive Pastor at EWC.
Growing up a pastor’s kid, Dusty has served in ministry in some capacity most of her
adult life. She graduated from Georgia State University in 1995 with B.S. in History and
attended graduate school at Mercer University where she became certified to teach.
She taught middle school for four years before dedicating her time to serving EWC and
being a mother. In 2011, Dusty was ordained by the Presbytery of EWC and currently
serves as an associate pastor and personal assistant to her father, Senior Pastor Buren
Goss. She is also a contributing writer to The Grip, a local, independent newspaper.
Dusty lives with her husband, Kris, and three children, John Henry, Anna, and Jett.
Brian Keith Miller received a Masters degree in Architecture from Clemson University where he studied abroad at the Daniel Center in Genoa, Italy. Born and raised in Griffin, Georgia, he moved to New York in 2007 to pursue a career in architecture.
On December 2, 2008, Brian was laid off as a result of the economic crisis. The summer of 2009 brought about a milestone for Brian. He published his first book, Turning Red Lights Green, which chronicles his journey from tragedy to triumph.
In Turning Red Lights Green, Brian encourages people to channel their passions when overcoming a life-altering moment. In September 2009, this manifested itself in his own life when he founded Sole Plus, Inc. Sole Plus is a non-profit organization whose aim is to create a unique fusion of artistic expression and social activism for America’s youth. Since its inception, Sole Plus has facilitated workshops in various middle schools and high schools in which youth express feelings, thoughts, and emotions on a blank canvas, the Converse All Star shoe. The shoes are then donated to individuals living in homeless and children’s shelters. Sole Plus has secured a sponsorship agreement with Converse and has successfully expanded to eight Converse markets. The Summer of 2014 will see Brian complete his first international project, Sneaker Pals, when 600 Ugandan orphans exchange custom designed shoes with 600 members of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta.
Brian has had the pleasure of serving as Keynote Speaker at various functions from Black History programs at Spelman College to Young Entrepreneur programs at Steve Harvey’s Annual Mentoring Weekend. In 2013, Brian joined the Eagles Way Church staff as Youth Director.
Keith Wesley was born and reared in Spalding County. Upon graduation from Griffin High School, he attended the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee where he received an Associate, BSA, MS and PhD in Plant and Soil Science. He worked for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service as a Forage and Feed Grain Specialist. In 1979, he returned to Griffin to join his father and brother at Wesley Machinery, Inc. Keith joined the Eagles Way Church staff as the Administrative Pastor in 1986. In 1997, he became an Associate Pastor taking on more pastoral duties. He remains passionate about loving people and serving EWC as a shepherding pastor.