Remembering Barry B…

Church IT lost a good friend last week to brain cancer.  Our friend and colleague, Barry Buchanan went to be with Jesus this past Wednesday.  Barry was a funny guy, crazy smart, and a good friend to many.  He spent the last 10 years of his life as the IT director at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX.  I first met Barry back in 2007 at a “Large Church Gathering” here at Watermark.  I remember liking him from the very beginning.  His wild, long, red hair and crazy wit made me think he was some sort of slightly insane viking.  But if he was a slightly insane viking, he was a kind one, with a infectious laugh.  One of the many things I loved about Barry was his creativity.  Over the years, he began to draw webcomics… many about life in the IT world at a church.  If you haven’t seen them, check them out at www.dontfeedthegeek.com.  One of my favorites was a comic he drew for me after a church IT roundtable that we held in Dallas in 2010.  Check it out below.

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We loved Barry, and we will miss him.  But we also know that he is with Jesus… and that is FAR better.  There is more laughter in heaven today because Barry is with them.

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