Brian Büda was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Music degree with emphases in piano and composition from Bob Jones University under the guidance of award-winning composers Dan Forrest, Faye Lopéz, and Joan Pinkston. In addition to writing for church pianists, Brian also has several choral pieces published with leading publishers, many of which have received the J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice designation. In 2013, Brian's piece All My Heart This Night Rejoices won the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's Christmas Composition contest. Now residing in Mauldin, South Carolina, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanielynn, and playing with their two children, Ellise and Job.