When people begin attending FUMC, they often ask Bucky how long he has been here, but they are usually surprised when he answers, “All my life!” He was baptized as an infant, attended Sunday School, Confirmation, and UMYF, all in this church. He and his wife, Kathy, met here and got married in our sanctuary and his daughter and their three grandchildren were all baptized here. So, needless to say, Bucky has been around here a long time.
Previously, Bucky owned a shoe store in Lebanon, but twenty years ago, made the decision to sell it, and was offered a position on staff. Having always sensed God’s call in his life, he knew this was where God was leading him.
That original position has evolved over the years, and today, his title is Minister of Discipleship. He was also ordained in the UMC in 2009 as a deacon. Bucky takes seriously Jesus’ call to “make disciples for the transformation of the world” and so he wants to see that every member has the opportunity to grow as a disciple and to minister with others beyond the walls of the church.
For relaxation and renewal, Bucky enjoys gardening, reading, watching movies, listening to many different genres of music, traveling and spending time with family and Tennessee football.