Executive Pastor

Brad Buescher

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Name: Brad Buescher

Title: Executive Pastor

Responsibilities: Resource Ministries; Outreach; Small Groups; Manage Staff

At Lighthouse since: June 1, 2007

Education: Shawnee Mission West High School – 1979
University of Missouri – Kansas City – 1985
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA – 1992

Brief Bio: I grew up in Overland Park, Kansas with two brothers and a single mother raising her three sons. Although a good kid, my heart was rather empty and hurt from the sting of my parents’ divorce. During my junior year in high school I was invited to go on a snow skiing trip with Young Life. It was there that I first learned of the deep love of Jesus for us and the joy of the grace of God. So quite early in my new relationship with God I felt the call to love all His people through sharing the Gospel and serving in some capacity. Colonial Presbyterian Church (Kansas City) blessed me in numerous ways, mainly by discipling me in the ways of Jesus, and introducing me to the love of my life – my wife, Michele. So after working as a youth director at Colonial, Michele and I moved to Pasadena, California so that I could attend Fuller Seminary. My first pastorate was in Frankfort, Indiana, where we were blessed with three children: our two sons, Brady and Luke, and our daughter, Anastasia, whom we adopted from Russia. After working several years at Covenant Chapel in Leawood, Kansas, I was hired here at Lighthouse, where I have now been employed since 2007.

Favorite Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life; Gladiator; The Outlaw Josey Wales; Die Hard

Favorite Books: The Chronicles of Narnia, mystery novels, Dallas Willard books

Favorite Music: U2, Bruce Springsteen, New Country

Favorite Quote: He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. –Jim Elliot

Binge Watch: Stranger Things; This is Us

Goals: Develop Leaders who will drive the movement; Lead non-Christians to faith in Jesus Christ; Disciple men; Help plant a Church in Macedonia

Activities: Cycling (both Road & Mountain) & Hiking, especially climbing 14ers (mountains in Colorado higher than 14,000 feet) with family & friends – summits as of summer 2019: Huron, Quandary, Massive, Bierstadt; walking and doing yoga sculpt with my wife.