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 graduated from SMU.  

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

Hi! I’m Hannah Birney, and I am the director of children’s ministry at the First United Methodist Church of Bixby! Exciting things are happening at our church, and especially in our children’s department! Our children’s ministry provides children and parents resources to nurture young hearts and minds while growing in relationship with Christ. We focus on God’s word, helping children apply it to their daily lives. We have exceptional teachers who guide our children as they learn about Jesus, grow in faith, and learn to show the love of Christ to others. 


I have lived in Bixby for most of my life! I graduated from Bixby High School in 2008 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 seven years, and some of our favorite things to do together are reading and loving on Bear, our sweet and silly Great Dane.