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. With his wife, Tyler, and their precious daughter, Kayden, James’ `Ohana is growing Unity of Dallas with love and joy.
I am committed to assisting Unity of Dallas in becoming a spiritually unique and diverse community that is one of the pillars of the larger Dallas community; and a home for those who are on a spiritual seeking path.
All are welcome to join in the spiritual awakening and connection at Unity of Dallas through the many activities offered. I serve to promote and grow our spiritual community for the benefit of all who seek something meaningful and authentic to them. I believe we should be in the flow of abundance while also being mindful of the needs of others.
My desire is that all who connect with Unity of Dallas receive kindness without expectations, guidance without judgement, peace without doubt, and love with no limits.
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.
I see Unity of Dallas and the Unity movement offering a warm, welcoming home to anyone seeking greater awareness of the Divine.
My passion for the Unity Movement has become my calling, listening to Spirit, and taking bold action accordingly. I envision exponential growth, financial prosperity, and expanded outreach—for UOD to be the ultimate example of what it means to celebrate a world healed through spiritual awakening and connection. I do what is mine to do with zeal and enthusiasm.
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.