"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."John 17:17

About Us

Co-Pastor and Director of Outreach John Barnes


Co-Pastor and Director of Outreach John Barnes

Pastor Barnes and his wife, Teresa, moved to New Hampshire in 2010 with a burden and vision to revive church planting in New England. Pastor Barnes has been in the ministry full time for over twenty years. Pastor Barnes has assisted churches in New York, North Carolina, Maine and New Hampshire.

As Co-Pastor and Director of Outreach at NEBC, Pastor Barnes is responsible for the specific ministry of starting churches in Pelham, Portsmouth, and any where else the need and/or interest develops. He also serves as Church Planting Consultant for new pastors coming to the New Hampshire/New England area. He is the Camp Director for more than 19 New England Churches with Junior High and Senior High Summer Camping programs each summer. Pastor Barnes' housing and financial support comes through his sponsoring church, New England Baptist Church, as a full-time staff associate. He also ministers out of New England Baptist Church regularly to our church family and our New England Christian Academy students and staff. He furthermore has a ministry of counseling married couples and singles at NEBC.

Pastor Barnes fills the pulpit often in Pastor Michael's absence and is indeed very much concerned for the work of the ministry as outlined by his job description. He works directly with NEBC two days a week every other week and one full day every week rebuilding our Tuesday night soul-winning program, teaching/preaching in the Academy Chapel each week and is available to counsel and work as an ordained Pastor doing Hospital Visitation etc. Mrs. Teresa Barnes is a full-time educator at the Victory Baptist Church School, Londonderry, N.H. Their four children are all very much involved in the Christian ministry as well.