Hello! I am Barry Barnes and I teach a portion of the Bible classes here at CCA!
I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1960 and have been available to Him every day since. Even though I was ordained in Estes Park, CO, by the Baptist General Conference and in Southern California for Alliance Missionary Fellowship, I have always felt led into Youth Ministry and for about nine years was a youth pastor in various churches (Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, NC; Grace Community Church in Tempe, AZ; First Baptist Church in Estes Park, CO; and Arvada Community Church in Arvada, CO, just to mention a few).
My wife of 51 years and I worked at a girls’ ranch in Redlands, CA, and then started a boys’ ranch in Estes Park, CO. We helped start a Torchbearers Center in Estes Park, CO, at Ravencrest. I have taught Bible at Hesperia Christian School in Hesperia, CA, and at Valley Christian High School in Chandler, AZ, and have assisted in coaching baseball, soccer and football. We have three sons, two daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren and a mutt dog. I love youth and am excited to be back at CCA this year teaching the thing I love best — His Word.