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(Kentucky Today) – Danleyton Baptist Church Pastor Buck Buchanan once led someone to the Lord while holding a musket.
Thankfully, he didn’t have to attach a bayonet to pierce his heart. Buchanan used the gospel instead.
Buchanan, a Civil War reenactment enthusiast, was standing with the man while getting ready to go on “Pickett’s Charge” at Gettysburg during the 160th anniversary. A 10-minute cannon volley was sounding off as they waited. The gentleman, who was from England, had heard Buchanan preach at a camp meeting of reenactors the previous night.
“There were a couple of thousand reenactors there and that Sunday I was able to preach in a service in the Confederate camp,” he said. “An older gentleman accepted Christ in that portion and the guy from England heard me preach. Later that day, as the cannons were going off, he strikes up a conversation. He said, ‘I heard you’re a preacher.’ He had been raised in the Anglican Church but never had any faith. He said, ‘There’s something different about this, can you explain more?’ We had a good conversation. He said, ‘I’d like to pray’ and I said, ‘Let’s pray right here.’ He accepted Christ as his savior then and there.”
Buchanan has continued his hobby with Civil War reenacting but for the past year he has been a bivocational pastor at Danleyton Baptist in rural Greenup County. The 33-year-old said he started in ministry at 19 and went into fulltime ministry at 24. He served Westmoreland Baptist in Huntington, W.Va., and a church in Texas.
He and his wife, Kellie, moved back to…