About Me

Larry and his wife, Shelby, began their church planting journey in 1992 in Northern Illinois.  They began doing  mission work in Romania in 1997 where God has enabled them to plant many churches.  In 2005 Larry began serving in a dual role as Romanian Church Coordinator and in leading Barnabas Touch Ministry teams all around the world.  In 2007 he became the Director of North American Missions.  He has a passion to see hundreds of new testament churches planted throughout the USA and Canada. Larry works closely with North American missionaries all across the United States and Canada.  Larry is also a Regional Coordinator with Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI) and has applied for his Associate Certified Coach credentials with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  The Barkers have three children:  Meredith, Matthew and Benjamin and a daughter-in-law, Allison. They also have three grandsons, Lincoln, Lucas and Calix.  His passion is to “raise up a generation of church planters to see a church multiplication movement here in North America!”