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Buster Soaries

Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lincoln Gardens, NJ

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Buster Soaries Biography

Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. Since assuming the leadership of First Baptist in November 1990, the church membership has grown from 1,500 to 6,000 members.

A pioneer of faith-based community development, Dr. Soaries has led First Baptist in the construction of a new $17 million church complex and the formation of many not-for-profit entities to serve the community surrounding the church. Highlights of his work include recruiting families to become foster parents to 300 abandoned babies; helping 45 children find adoptive parents; constructing 96 new homes for low and moderate income residents to own; creating the first faith-based Cisco Technology Academy in the country; operating the Central New Jersey STRIVE program for job readiness; serving hundreds of youth in an after school center and homework club; forming a youth entrepreneurship program; and redeveloping commercial real estate.

Prior to serving at First Baptist, Dr. Soaries was the Assistant Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey. Active in community life since his youth, Dr. Soaries worked for the Urban League and Operation PUSH while he was a college student.

From January 12, 1999 to January 15, 2002 Dr. Soaries served as New Jerseys 30th Secretary of State. Appointed by former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, he managed one of the premier departments of state government and served as a senior advisor to the governor on issues that transcended traditional departmental lines.

An ardent believer in the power and importance of education, Dr. Soaries earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fordham University; a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary. He has also received six honorary Doctorate degrees from institutions of higher learning. Additionally, Dr. Soaries has taught courses at Princeton Theological Seminary, Drew University Theological School, Kean University, and Mercer County College.

Dr. Soaries was recently appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a public director of the Federal Home Loan Bank. He also serves as Co-chair of the Alabama Initiative, a project to eliminate poverty in Lowndes County, Alabama.

Dr. Soaries has received numerous awards for his leadership and community service. He was recently recognized by the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California with the Kilgore Award for Creative Ministry. This award is presented annually for outstanding and innovative ministry.

Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Soaries resides in Franklin Park, New Jersey with his wife, Donna and twin sons, Malcolm and Martin.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Buster Soaries

    Speaking fees for Buster Soaries, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Buster Soaries are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Buster Soaries, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Buster Soaries speak about?

  • Where does Buster Soaries travel from?

    Buster Soaries generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Buster Soaries’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Buster Soaries for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Buster Soaries for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Buster Soaries or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lincoln Gardens, NJ

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Buster Soaries Biography

Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. Since assuming the leadership of First Baptist in November 1990, the church membership has grown from 1,500 to 6,000 members.

A pioneer of faith-based community development, Dr. Soaries has led First Baptist in the construction of a new $17 million church complex and the formation of many not-for-profit entities to serve the community surrounding the church. Highlights of his work include recruiting families to become foster parents to 300 abandoned babies; helping 45 children find adoptive parents; constructing 96 new homes for low and moderate income residents to own; creating the first faith-based Cisco Technology Academy in the country; operating the Central New Jersey STRIVE program for job readiness; serving hundreds of youth in an after school center and homework club; forming a youth entrepreneurship program; and redeveloping commercial real estate.

Prior to serving at First Baptist, Dr. Soaries was the Assistant Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey. Active in community life since his youth, Dr. Soaries worked for the Urban League and Operation PUSH while he was a college student.

From January 12, 1999 to January 15, 2002 Dr. Soaries served as New Jerseys 30th Secretary of State. Appointed by former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, he managed one of the premier departments of state government and served as a senior advisor to the governor on issues that transcended traditional departmental lines.

An ardent believer in the power and importance of education, Dr. Soaries earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fordham University; a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary. He has also received six honorary Doctorate degrees from institutions of higher learning. Additionally, Dr. Soaries has taught courses at Princeton Theological Seminary, Drew University Theological School, Kean University, and Mercer County College.

Dr. Soaries was recently appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a public director of the Federal Home Loan Bank. He also serves as Co-chair of the Alabama Initiative, a project to eliminate poverty in Lowndes County, Alabama.

Dr. Soaries has received numerous awards for his leadership and community service. He was recently recognized by the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California with the Kilgore Award for Creative Ministry. This award is presented annually for outstanding and innovative ministry.

Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Soaries resides in Franklin Park, New Jersey with his wife, Donna and twin sons, Malcolm and Martin.

FAQs on booking Buster Soaries

  • How do I book Buster Soaries to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Buster Soaries for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Buster Soaries, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Buster Soaries or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Buster Soaries

    Speaking fees for Buster Soaries, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Buster Soaries are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Buster Soaries, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Buster Soaries speak about?

  • Where does Buster Soaries travel from?

    Buster Soaries generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Buster Soaries’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Buster Soaries for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Buster Soaries for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Buster Soaries or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Buster Soaries is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Buster Soaries for your event is available upon request. Buster Soaries generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Aikman, Steve Largent, Maurice Possley, Kay C. James and David Limbaugh. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Buster Soaries for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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