Barnabas grew up as a pastor’s kid in Minneapolis, MN and professed faith in Jesus as a young child. He grew up having a love/hate relationship with the church and struggling to find his own identity in Christ. After high school he moved to Illinois to attend Wheaton College. In his mid-20s God did a significant work in Barnabas’s life to humble him, show him what repentance and grace truly look like, and teach him what it means to genuinely know and serve Jesus.
Barnabas worked in Christian publishing for nearly fifteen years before joining church staff at Immanuel Nashville in 2019. He is a writer, the author of multiple books, and has co-hosted several podcasts. He has two amazing daughters, one dog, and zero cats. Really the only major crisis in Barnabas’s life is a life-long loyalty to Minnesota sports teams.