first received his calling to serve as a ministry leader at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. He served as the president of the Rejoicing Spirited Voices of Praise (R.S.V.P.) choir. Perceiving a need to empower the men of Zion to connect and become active in the worship service; Bud initiated the Sincere Praise Male Chorus. There he connected with the men of Zion and through his leadership encouraged the men to be free to worship God with unrestrained praise. Being an intricate part of the upkeep of the Mt. Zion Church Sanctuary Bud was appointed the chairperson of the Board of Trustees where he served for 6 years. Bud’s love for the Lord and commitment to encourage men of God to take an active role in the Kingdom propelled him to lead both ministries during his 6 year tenure at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church.
In October 2006 Bud and his wife were called by God to step out on faith and launch Fresh Springs Worship Center.
In May 1996, the Lord showed his favor on Bud and he was united in marriage to Barbara Woods, who is currently serving as Pastor at Fresh Springs Worship Center. They are the parents of three sons Maurice, Nicholas and Ulysses.