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.
I hold a vision to expand and promote youth and family connections within the Unity spiritual community.
My passion for the Unity Movement has become my calling, to listen to Spirit and act accordingly. I envision dramatic 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.
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.
I would like to see our membership grow along with spiritual and financial prosperity.
I will willingly support my Spiritual community in any fashion where I can not only use my God-given talents and life skills to their utmost but also in creating conversations of abundance, joy, dedication, stability and unselfish service.
It is my goal to show the world through my attitude and outlook that I am supported and loved by my UoD family and to be openly willing to share how my community is a standard that suits my beliefs and efforts to be the best human I can be while experiencing this lifetime.
To also be of assistance and to support UoD in its inspired goals to be a thriving, self-sustaining, healthy and happy community of like-minded people.
To welcome all who cross our threshold with a handshake, a hug or a loving and open smile.
My vision is to provide Spirit-led guidance to support Unity of Dallas to continue to Grow and Thrive in all that we choose to do.