Our Pastor

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Samuel Lloyd Buhl, Sr. has been preaching and teaching the Word of God for over three decades. Born in 1965, in San Antonio, Texas, he eagerly began to serve as a musician in his father’s church at the tender age of eleven. At the age of seventeen he accepted a mandate from God to proclaim His Word. Because his passion for the word of God was so intense and obviously filled with purpose, he was called to pastor his first church (of five), nine months later and had the privilege of pastoring the St. Paul Baptist Church in Rosebud Texas, which was also his father’s first church. 

In 1997, Pastor Buhl was called to Cameron Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Cameron, Texas. As in previous opportunities to serve, he labored diligently and immediately launched numerous highly successful Kingdom advancement projects within the church and community. Membership increased substantially, and the spiritual climate was tremendously enhanced. 

It was in 1999 that the Lord began to speak to him in regards to stepping out on faith and establishing a church. Hungry for the anointed Word of God, forty seven worshippers attended the first service on the first Sunday in June 1999. The establishment of True Love Baptist Church of Cameron, Texas is likened to an elect opportunity to reveal to God’s people just how much God will do when we trust and obey Him.

Pastor Buhl moved to Odessa in October 29, 2012 to manage a restaurant but God had other plans. He is highly respected among his peers as a preacher’s preacher. Over the years, he has been selected as the keynote speaker for many ministerial associations and alliances. 

Graced with multiple gifts and talents, his platform for ministry of the gospel has not been limited to the pulpit, he is also a singer. 

He is blessed to share each day of his life with his beautiful, supportive wife, Aterna and is the proud father of five beautiful children: Samuel II, Chagoll, Scherrell, Terrell and Le’Chardonnay, nine grandchildren: Reighan, Gabriel, Eri’Anna, Samuel III, Leah, Isabela, Luis Jr., Angel, Tristian. For all of the above, Pastor Buhl gives God complete glory!