Maury Buchanan, a youth minister since 1975, was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. Maury became a Christian when he was 19, while working at a radio station in Florence, Alabama. While working in radio in North Alabama, Maury was the play-by-play voice of the University of North Alabama Lions basketball. After many years with Youth For Christ and as a youth minister, Maury led teams of students from his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee to places like the Dominican Republic, and Central America and saw the powerful change in their lives as a result to the trips. Having been influenced in his early life by speakers like John Perkins and Millard Fuller, Maury began Mission Discovery to serve the needs of the poor in Mexico. Maury and his wife Ann make their home in Gallatin, TN and have two children, Rachelle and Benjamin and three grand children, Bailey, Hayden and Reese.