Barry began his service at Western Hills in November 2010, as interim music minister and became our "Official" Music Minister in June 2011. A graduate of Wayland Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he came to us having served many Southern Baptist churches during thirty-five years of ministry.
Keeping all their work on the Westside of Fort Worth, is a priority for Barry and Ann, his wife of thirty-six years. Western Hills Primary School takes the bulk of Barry's time during the week, where he teaches music. His biggest fear is welcoming parents to Western Hills Community Church, at a PTA meeting!
Barry and Ann reside in Weatherford, very close to their son, Adam and his wife Mende. They have three grandsons who bring many days of joy to their lives. Their daughter, Jana, lives in Fort Worth and was married in April 2011.
If you don't find Barry in the music classroom, or leading worship, he is probably working in his yard, golfing or piloting a Cessna 182, with a friend , in the skies over north or central Texas. He is also an active member in the Singing Men of North Central Texas. His ministry in song has taken him to Scotland, China, Europe and Russia on partnership missions and eight years he spent singing with the nationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated chorus, The Centurymen, Buryl Red, conductor.