Buddy Faulkner grew up in Brownsburg, IN. He attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO
where he received a B.A degree in Biblical Studies and Elementary Education.
After college, Buddy decided to work in the retail industry, opening the first Meijer stores in Indy as Director of Operations. After 11 years at Meijer, Buddy decided to leave the retail industry and serve as Executive pastor and Director of Community Outreach at Connection Pointe Christian Church for 15 years where he had been a lifetime member. Buddy currently is the Director of Facilities and Construction for the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. He enjoys new challenges and is passionate about being a lifetime learner.
As a volunteer, Buddy has served in many capacities in the Indianapolis area. Most recently, he founded the Clarence Farrington Community Center at IPS #61. The community center focuses on diversity, building strong families and assisting families gain long term sustainability. Buddy also considers it a privilege to have served on the Board of Directors at Horizon House Homeless Day Center and the Salvation Army.
Buddy and his wife, Bessie have been married for 32 years and have five children. They are strong advocates of foster care and adoption.