Buford Campbell

Born Again: Summer
Revival in 1921
Place: Butler Schoolhouse
in Bruceton, Tennessee
Age: 14



His Testimony

This is my experience from nature to grace. Years ago, the country schools let out in the fall for cotton picking and also in the spring to get the crops in. At Old Butler Schoolhouse, they would have Sunday School and revival. When I was fourteen years old, I heard a fellow at Prospect Church testify about First Peter 4:18, "And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear." I could not get that verse out of my mind. At one of the revivals at Butler School, I felt so condemned of my sins that I said, "Lord, you have to help me." I was saved at that moment and I thank the Lord so much for what He did for me. My mother was not at the meeting that night, but when I got home she was on the porch waiting for me. I told her what happened to me and she said she had been praying for me and that the burden had suddenly left her. We both embraced and rejoiced in the good news.

"In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul." [Psalms 138:3]

Buford Campbell was a song leader at Huntingdon (formerly Independent) Missionary Baptist Church for many years. His brother Elder T. L. Campbell was pastor of Independent from 1955 to 1960 . Buford resided in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his daughter, Martha Messick, until he went home to be with the Lord on October 29, 2004.

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