Worship: 9 am;  Sunday School: 10:15 am

Our service is traditional in style with an emphasis on music and the Word of God.  Communion is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of each month, as well as during Special Services.

Ebenezer UMC believes in quality worship and spectacular music since our worship is our opportunity to offer our best to God.

Benny Oakes – Pastor

Benny is a native of North Carolina and has lived in the Triangle area most of his life.  After graduating from Western Carolina University,  he spent 14 years in business development before answering the call to ministry. He graduated from Duke University in May 2013 with a Master of Divinity and is now serving in his first appointment.

Benny and his wife Monica were high school sweethearts and have 4 girls, ranging in age from  high school to preschool. Their daughters’  names are Hailey, Kaelyn, Abby, and Carter. As a family they feel they are called to serve in the church together and are excited to be on this journey.

Benny has a passion for preaching and teaching. He loves to meet new people and connect with them through their stories.  When Benny is not at Buckhorn you will find him playing with his girls, watching Duke basketball or Red Sox baseball, or reading a good book.  He believes that Buckhorn is a church full of passionate people with beautiful stories eager to continue to share themselves in their community to transform the world by the power of the Holy Spirit!

Valerie Wood- Pianist and Choir Director

Valerie is our ‘heavenly’ pianist.  She has graced Ebenezer with her music for the past X years.  Valerie is a graduate of East Carolina University with BS in music education and has a Masters in Church Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Valerie also teaches piano lessons to students of all ages.





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