Pastors & Staff

Dr.  Edward M. Buford Sr. 

Founder/Senior Pastor

The founder of SCH our leader is a powerhouse of a man when described by anyone at SonRIse. Ministry is his life, sacrificing to operate the daily functions of The Center for Empowerment; while being a husband, brother, father, grandfather at once. Constantly accessible to not just his family but all that need him no matter the ask.

Archie R. Roberts III

Assistant Pastor

With SCH since its opening days we are blessed to have such support at our church. Standing alongside Dr. Buford for 20+ years faithful to the vision carrying out the plan never quitting. A great teacher humble man being faithful while participating in the growth God's community.

Edward M. Buford II

Youth Pastor

Better known as Pastor Matt at SCH our youth pastor is radical, energetic, and God fearing individual with a unique past. Youth Sunday sermon illustrations and  real life applications, and showing The Word  points  to Jesus Christ. 

Grace O. Dada

Minister of Music 

Encouragement to all the she meets,  a true worshiper at heart allows our worship to immersive inciting participation instead of observation. God truly using this individual with a heart for the people of all ages.

Dr. Sukky Fagbohun

Prayer Pastor

Growing rapidly our prayer ministry which is headed b this prayer warrior. That understands the authority in which she prayers every day of her life.