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.
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.
Will married his lovely wife Jennifer in 1988 and together they have three children: Paul, Elizabeth and Luke.
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. 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.
Believing that our ewcKids are more than the church of the future, Holly seeks ways to involve children in all areas of ministry inside and outside the four walls of the church. Holly believes that a child that serves others at a young age, will make service to others a lifestyle.
During high school, Holly was involved in music and youth ministries and felt a call to ministry soon after graduating high school. She moved to Griffin in 1999 to join the staff at a local church as youth pastor and she met her husband, Jason, the next year. They married in 2001 and have 2 amazing boys, Benjamin & Haydn.
Holly is currently pursuing a Masters in Education from the University of West Georgia and hopes to work with children full time, believing that ministry happens both inside and outside the church.