Senior Pastor

Rev. Daniel Pulver

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who will then help transform the world with God’s grace.  We seek to bring people to a saving, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, inviting them to become radical Christ followers whose lives are defined by that divine connection.  When people are overwhelmed by God’s grace, they tend to share it with others, becoming part of what God is doing in this world.  We would love for you to be overwhelmed with us onsite or online.                                                                                          

associate pastor

Paul Bussert

Paul grew up as a member of this church, and is thrilled to be back as the Associate  pastor. He will be at the church during normal hours of operation.  

Paul obtained his Bachelor of Music Education at Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) and is finishing his Master of Divinity at Southern Methodist University this year. 

Paul enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing games of all types, reading whatever books he can get his hands on, and playing disc golf on the weekends. Paul is married to Anna Bussert who works as a Cardiovascular Sonographer at St. Francis hospital in Muskogee. 

Both Paul and Anna feel blessed to be a part of the community of Bixby First United Methodist Church, and to be a part of God’s work in and through this place.


Director of Children's Minstry

Hannah Birney

My name is Hannah Birney and I am blessed with the privilege of serving as the Director of Children’s Ministry at the First United Methodist Church of Bixby. Our Children’s Ministry strives to equip children and parents with resources to nurture young hearts and minds so they can grow in their relationship with Christ. It is our goal to focus on God’s word so children can apply it to their daily lives. 


I have lived in Bixby for most of my life. I graduated from Bixby High School and then attended Oklahoma City University. After graduating from OCU, I served at St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Oklahoma City as the director of a Fine Arts Program for children and as the Children’s Ministry Assistant. In 2014 I moved back to Bixby to marry Will Birney. We have been married for five years, and some of our favorite things to do together include reading, cooking, fishing, and watching Wheel Of Fortune.