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Walter Coleman Buckner


Walter Coleman Buckner, American clergyman. Member North American Board for Study of Religion in Higher Education; member of national panel of arbitrators, American Arbitration Association; member Judicial Council, Methodist Church, since 1939; Member Delta Tau Delta, Pi Gamma Museum; Mason.


Buckner, Walter Coleman was born on January 9, 1883 in Macedonia, Iowa, United States. Son of Review John W. and Cora Estelle (Willard) Buckner.


Preparatory education, high schools, Scranton, Iowa, and Hiawatha, Kansas. Student Baker U., 1900-1903. Doctor of Divinity, College of the Pacific, 1936, U. Southern California, 1940.

Doctor of Laws, Baker University, 1942.


Ordained ministry Mechanical Engineering Church, 1908. Pastor Dinuba, California, 1908, Corcoran, 1909-1910, Tulare, 1911-1917, Pomona, 1917-1921, Pasadena, 1921-1924. Superintendent Pasadena district, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924-1930.

Pastor First Methodist Episcopal Church, Fresno, California, 1930-1936. District superintendent Long Beach District, 1936-1938, Los Angeles District, 1938-1942. Pastor First Methodist Church, Santa Ana, California, 1942-1944.

Vermont Square Methodist Church, Los Angeles, 1944-1946. Co-pastor First Methodist Church, Glendale, 1946-1951. Minister of administration First Methodist Church, Pasadena, since 1951.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Christian Advocate, Zion’s Herald, Religious Education, and other religious and sociological periodicals.


Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, the power of evil in the world is broken.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


Every member of a Christian Church should be delicate to other people and use appropriate language while communicating with others.


Member North American Board for Study of Religion in Higher Education. Member of national panel of arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Member Judicial Council, Methodist Church, since 1939.

Member Delta Tau Delta, Pi Gamma Museum.


Married Eva Harriet Wright, July 30, 1908. Children: Theodore John (deceased), Gladys (Mistress Nicholas Bondoc), Louise (Mistress Leon Eakes), Walter Coleman.

Review John W. Buckner

Cora Estelle (Willard) Buckner

Eva Harriet Wright

Theodore John Buckner (deceased)

Gladys Buckner (Mistress Nicholas Bondoc)

Louise Buckner (Mistress Leon Eakes)

Walter Coleman Buckner