Reverend James Buchanan was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but he got to Texas as quickly as he could! He grew up in Unity, and before beginning ministerial studies developed an extensive background in business, accounting, and creative arts, all of which serve him well in his leadership position as Senior Minister at Unity of Dallas.
James began ministry leadership in his hometown at First Unity of Memphis. He went on to work for two years as a ministerial intern at Unity of Hawaii under the guidance of Reverend Sky St. John. The Hawaiian tradition of family, or `ohana, is evident in James’ example every day. Back on the mainland, James was the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Little Rock, Arkansas, until he moved to Dallas.
Besides Reverend Sky St. John, James benefits from the wisdom of many other Spiritual Leaders and Unity Ministers, but especially his mentors, Reverend Colleen Engel-Brown, from Little Rock, and Reverend Shawn Moninger, from Unity of Norwalk, Connecticut.
On May 8, 2016, James took the platform as Senior Minister at Unity of Dallas. Since then his welcoming spirit of joy and positive energy is attracting new members weekly.
Debby Thomas has always been a resident of the DFW metroplex graduating from Richardson High School and Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas. Currently she works for Coldwell Banker Apex in residential sales. She has served previously on the board at Unity of Dallas and brings her people skills to the table. Debby is always willing to listen to different perspectives and looking for a solution that is win-win oriented. Serving on the board and in many volunteer opportunities, as well as tithing, allows Debby to express her gratitude for Unity of Dallas.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this community that offers connections, spiritual growth and fun. I appreciate the Unity principles that teach us love and acceptance of all without judgement.”
In the time of dynamic change, Unity of Dallas is building an “Infrastructure for Higher Consciousness”. I am grateful to be a part of this great gift.
Unity of Dallas is a place of opportunity. Within and outside its walls can be found opportunities to serve, to grow and to thrive. I envision a spiritual home for creative living that meets people where they are in their journey, makes them feel loved and appreciated, and provides tools that will offer seamless enlightenment and transformation to the highest self…a place with generous hearts where each and every soul knows they belong.
My vision for Unity of Dallas is to have all our congregants ‘Take Dominion of their Spiritual Evolution’. When that is a priority in our daily lives and we walk every step in Truth living the Unity Principles, Unity of Dallas will be known as the greatest healing center for all who walk through the doors and ALL needs will be met from God’s loving wellspring of goodness.