Pastors & Staff

Brian Birkhimer

Lead Pastor

Pastor Brian has been with our church for over twenty years.  He shares the word of God weekly with our church, boldly speaking the truth even when it is hard to hear. He serves with his wife Rhonda. They have two adult children, one who serves on the tech team, and one who serves as a teacher for our Deep Seekers program. 

Tyler Fyffe

Associate Pastor

Pastor Tyler  graduated from Boston University with his Masters in Theology. Tyler grew up at Buchanan and we are happy to have him back home to serve.  Tyler is passionate about people knowing God through the Bible and digging deep into scripture. 

Phil McAllister

First Elder

Phil ministers as our first elder through his careful attention to detail. He is often the one to go during a sermon or lesson when we need to find a scripture or look up a word in Greek. Phil serves with his wife Cindy who works with the Youth. They have two grown children who serve in their respective churches across our area. 

Malachi Pulliam

Second Elder

Ki joined us when he met his wife, Hannah who grew up here at BCUC. They officially joined our church in 2022. Ki is a wherever you need me kind of guy. He is very relational, seeing needs others often miss. On a typical Sunday you can find him at the tech table and helping out wherever is needed. 

Daniel Patrick

Worship Leader/ Third Elder

Our church values using music as an avenue to connect people to Jesus. Danny works with the worship team every week to choose songs and music, inviting people into the presence of Jesus. He and his wife Vickie have served at Buchanan since their marriage in 1994. They have one adult daughter who serves on the worship team at Buchanan.

Dawn Holton

Youth Leader

Dawn Holton is an essential part of our youth team. She stays on her toes, coming up with creative ideas to keep our youth group active and engaged. She is extremely artistic. In fact, many of the murals throughout our church were painted by Dawn. She serves with her husband Steve.

McKayla Patrick

Sunday School Superintendent

McKayla grew up at BCUC, officially joining the church in 2022. She has a passion for kids to understand the truth of the gospel and what it means to follow Christ. She also serves on the worship team and helps in the social media department.