Buddy is a native of Montgomery and served Landmark early in his ministry career as youth minister. After working in campus and preaching ministry at churches in Alabama and Florida, Buddy returned to Landmark in 1996. As Senior Minister, Buddy leads Landmark through preaching and overseeing our small groups ministry. He leads the staff, and with the Elders, casts vision for the church. He is married to Stephanie and they have four children and two son-in-laws; Laura (Charlie), Lindsey (Ben), two daughter-in-laws; Luke (Rachel), Lincoln (Emmanuelle)…AND he is the proud Grandbuddy to 8 precious grandchildren.
Dean Barham serves as Lead Minister, joining the team in 2022. Dean has served in a variety of ministry roles from campus minister, spiritual life minister to senior minister for churches in Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well an adjunct professor at Lipscomb and Lubbock Christian Universities. Dean is also a leadership consultant and has served as a chaplain for law enforcement officers, and before that was an attorney in estate planning, litigation, and constitutional law. Most importantly, Dean has been married for thirty years to his wife, Melanie, who is a teacher, phenomenal storyteller, and amateur artist. They have three wonderful children: Christine, David, and Luke. Dean and Melanie enjoy anything outdoors, reading, art, movies and music. Dean is also a sports fanatic and a die-hard fan of a certain NFL football team in Dallas.