Pastor Malachi

Hometown: Delphi, IN

Family Info: Married Leah on October 16, 2004 at the Delphi United Methodist Church in Delphi, IN.

What year did you join the staff of DUMC? 2013

Favorite Scriptures: Joshua 1:9, Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 29:11, and Psalm 150

What do you do for fun? Spend time with my wife, visit with friends over a cup of hot coffee, go exploring and take road trips to fun places, play music, fishing, model railroading, and record music

A few favorite books? The Bible, Fresh Wind Fresh Fire

What’s your hidden talent or a fun fact about you? I write worship music and I have recorded a few CD’s.

Favorite movies? War Room, The Chronicles of Narnia, Amazing Grace

Favorite music? Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman, Rich Mullins, Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Hillsong and list goes on and on.

Favorite place to visit? The Cove in North Carolina

Who has influenced you the most in ministry? My wife – Leah, my father-in-law and mother-in-law - Dan and Cindy Gottschalk, my mom - Debbie Buffenbarger, my grandparents - Herb and Nancy Buffenbarger, Scott Greeson, Cory Kent, my coworkers at Dayton UMC, and Jesus.