Albert L. Reyes
Albert L. Reyes is the sixth president and CEO of Buckner International and has worked for Buckner since 2007. He previously served as president of Buckner Children and Family Services.
Prior to joining Buckner, Reyes was president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, where he led the school through dramatic changes in its name, accreditation and structure. Under Reyes, the school’s annual operating budget increased from $700,000 to more than $3.2 million.
Reyes also has served as pastor of three churches and as a manager for Sprint’s National Customer Service Center. He has been involved in numerous roles with the 2.5 million-member Baptist General Convention of Texas, serving as its president in 2005. He currently serves as vice president of the Baptist World Alliance, USA Region.
Reyes received a bachelor’s in business administration from Angelo State University and master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a doctorate in philosophy from Andrews University.
He is a member of the board of trustees of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Angelo State University Foundation and Stark College and Seminary. In 2022, Reyes received the Leadership Excellence Award in the category of mega nonprofit at D CEO's Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards and the UN Day Global Leadership Award from the Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA. He was also selected as a member of the 2023 D CEO Dallas 500, the most influential business leaders in North Texas.
He has written two books, The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption (Believers Press, 2015) and Hope Now: Peace, Healing, and Justice When the Kingdom Comes Near (Iron Stream Books, 2019).
Reyes and his wife Belinda have three adult sons. He enjoys reading, writing, hiking, movies and travel. The Reyes family are active members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.