Reverend Mycal Xavier Brickhouse serves as the 16th Senior Pastor of Cary First Christian Church in Cary, NC.
A forever Tar Heel, Rev. Brickhouse earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
On a mission of reconciliation, Rev. Brickhouse earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School, where he was awarded the Julian Abele Student of the Year Award. Rev. Brickhouse is currently pursuing the Doctorate of Ministry at Duke Divinity School.
Rev. Brickhouse has also completed the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary; and the Millennial Leaders Project Summer Conference at Union Theological Seminary.
As an active volunteer in the community, Rev. Brickhouse currently serves as a member of the Cary Coalition of Wake County Habitat for Humanity; member of the Building Bridges of Cary Police Department; member of the Board of Directors for The Colossian Forum; member of the strategy team for ONE Wake; and Co-Chair for the Western Regional Community Advisory Committee of Wake County Human Services.
As a bi-vocational minster, Rev. Brickhouse serves as the Managing Director of Grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Rev. Brickhouse has published several publications including works in Sojourners, Faith and Leadership, and The Christian Recorder – the oldest existing periodical published by African Americans in the United States.
Rev. Brickhouse is married to the lovely Kristin McCullough Brickhouse and together they have two beautiful children, Micah and Makoa.
Kristin McCullough Brickhouse, affectionately known as Lady K, is a woman of grace and elegance. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies
Since being at Cary First, Lady K has worked tirelessly establishing the Summer Feeding Program with the Western Region Community Advisory Committee of Wake County, which has served over 500 meals consecutively over the past four years. She has an evident passion for service.
Lady K is a compassionate woman of God who seeks to do God’s will. She uses her gift to edify God’s people, and to spread the message of Christ to all those she engages. She truly is a phenomenal woman.