Dr. Osborne Buchanan, Jr.

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Background Information





Ready To Serve . . .

The Reverend Dr. Osborne Buchanan, Jr. was raised in a Christian home.  He trusted Christ as his personal Savior during his pre-teen years and shortly thereafter felt called by the Lord into full-time Christian service.


After earning a baccalaureate degree from Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey with a major in history and minor in English, he earned master’s degrees in theology (seminary), missions (intercultural studies), and library science (research).  He earned the doctor of ministry degree with a concentration in management from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.


Dr. Buchanan has served almost 50 years in the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He spent a decade in pastoral ministry and three decades as a missionary in an administrative role, which included 12 years with a home mission agency and 18 years with two different foreign mission agencies.  A Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, he has served as chaplain for an assisted living/personal care facility and has served on boards of both mission agencies and churches.


He has also held three interim pastorates, served as the assistant to the director of a foundation, edited publications, and contributed to How To Organize a Mission Program in the Local Church.  He has taught high school and college classes as well as in mission candidate orientation programs. Prior to receiving a pastoral call, he worked as an insurance company supervisor and held other business and industrial posts.


Dr. Buchanan seeks to draw upon his education and experience as he serves as a consultant to pastors, missionaries, mission leaders, and other Christian workers, as well as to churches and mission agencies.  A member of the IFCA International, he also holds membership in several professional organizations.


His first wife, the former Marion Mierop, is with the Lord.  From that marriage he has a grown daughter, Anne.  He and his second wife, the former Diane Kirban, have two children, Lydia and Mark.  The Buchanan home is located between Reading and Kutztown in Pennsylvania.