Buster was born and reared in Houston, Texas. He was educated
in Houston, having studied at the University of Houston and South
Texas College of Law. He is married to Martha DeWoody Dobbs whose
mother was a Starnes from which family came a number of elders
and preachers. Martha's father and grandfather served as elders.
Buster and Martha have three children and eight grandchildren.
His father, grandfather and great-grandfather served as elders. His great-great-grandfather was a Gospel preacher. His most important training came from godly parents.
He has spent his entire preaching years in Houston, having begun to preach at the age of fourteen. During his teenage years, he preached for the West End, South Houston and Fairbanks (later West 34th Street) churches in Houston. As a full time preacher, he preached eight years at Lyons and Majestic, seventeen years at Memorial, and the past fourteen years, as, first, preacher, then elder, and then preacher, again, at Fleetwood. At present, he is preaching, on a temporary basis, for the Klein Area church in Houston. Buster is a debater and writer. He is Editor of the Firm Foundation and is giving full time to speaking at lectureships, Gospel meetings, writing and working with congregations that have special needs (problems).