Born and raised in the Shoals area of North Alabama, Barry has served southern Baptist churches for 30+ years.  Barry studied Vocal Performance at the University of Montevallo where he met Karen, his wife of 27 years.  In 2000, Barry earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

Barry has served West Frankfort First as Associate Pastor since 2006.  Saturdays in the Fall, you’ll find Barry following Alabama Crimson Tide football (Roll Tide Roll). 

Barry and Karen have a daughter, who is a nurse in Alabama, and a son, who is a high school junior.