Leadership at Kiowa Creek Community Church consists of the Board of Elders and a non-voting Pastor. The Board of Elders is the ruling body of the church and these members make pertinent decisions for the church, having both executive powers as a group and pastoral responsibility.
Pastor Buddy Strachan grew up in Elbert County, where he lives with his wife Kristi, and where they raised their two daughters, Tawni and Aubri. While he did not grow up in a traditional Christian home, he always felt God was involved in his life. In 2002, Buddy gave his life to Christ and he and his family’s lives were forever changed. He began his formal Bible studies at the Koinonia Institute in 2004, and then began studying with the Dallas Theological Seminary in 2015. Studying the Word of God has become a life long passion of his, and in the years to follow Buddy became involved with his local church and began serving in the church’s music ministry, the Church Board, and even became a youth pastor. As his faith grew, so did his desire to serve and reach people, and he became a chaplain for the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys. Buddy helped direct, preach, teach and serve at many rodeo Bible camps, rodeos, livestock shows and cowboy churches. He also served as the President of FCC.
Pastor Buddy enjoys sharing the Good News of our Lord and Savior wherever he may go. Being able to be involved in our community, he feels very blessed to be serving at KCCC. As pastor his verse of motivation is 2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. NKJV
The Kiowa Creek Community Church congregation is led by its Elders, a group of laymen and laywomen elected by the congregation to serve a three year term. Collectively called the Board of Elders, with the pastor, these dedicated and faithful members are charged with the oversight of the spiritual, programmatic and business life of the church and congregation. They work together to discern God’s leading for KCCC, make sure that good practices are in place for its personnel and oversee the spiritual life of the congregation. The Board of Elders ensures the financial well-being of KCCC and cares for its buildings and grounds. The Board of Elders sets policy and give vision to the work, mission, and ministry of Kiowa Creek Community Church. The current Elders are Linda Ehmann, Betty Hood, Carla Martell, Dave Saltzman, Evie Scott and Eric Whitman.
The Deacons, collectively the Board of Deacons are an extension of the pastoral arms of the church. They are charged with ministries of caring within the congregation. Elected to three year terms by the congregation, the Deacons connect people of KCCC to one another, provide meals, deliver flowers, provide transportation and home help for members, visit those in difficult situations and assist with Kiowa Creek Community Church’s newest members. The Deacons represent the heart of the congregation and live out Jesus’ commandment to love God by loving one another. Current Deacons are Linda Ehmann, Carla Martell and Helena Miller.