Pastor Christopher Barnes has spent his entire life obeying God’s call to raise up a generation of servant-warriors to penetrate this dark world for Christ. That call has taken many forms -working in youth ministry, teaching English and Journalism in the public schools for four years in northern Illinois, serving as a pastor in two distinctly different churches, and founding a small family-directed K-8 school. Most recently, they served at the St. Luke Evangelical Free Church in Wellington, a small town in rural western Missouri. Christopher recently celebrated his 42nd Anniversary with his wife Linda. They have two grown daughters, Hope and Abby, both married and living in Tucson. Hope has two children, Westyn and Ainsleigh. Abby also has two children, Evelyn and Caleb. Christopher and Linda are absolutely thrilled to be grandparents.