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Dr. Barry Whitworth

Executive Director/Treasurer,

Baptist Resource Network 

Barry has been in ministry for over 30 years, serving as a mission pastor, associate pastor, church planter, pastor, interim pastor, transitional pastor and planter, church planting strategist, lead church planting catalyst, church planting director, and now executive director.

Before his calling as Executive Director of the Baptist Resource Network in February 2017, he was a church planting missionary and served the Multiplying Churches Team Leader for the BRN.

Barry, who has planted churches and served on church staffs in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland, says his passion is the local church — to assist and encourage the churches in “reaching the lost [and] discipling the saved.” He seeks to help Pennsylvania/South Jersey Baptists “decrease lostness,” “push back darkness” and “have an impact in our generation for such a time as this.”

In May 2017, Barry received an honorary doctorate degree from Davis College. The Doctor of Divinity degree is conferred on individuals who have distinguished themselves in Christian ministry and leadership. Barry’s life and service in ministry exemplifies the college’s mission of impacting the world for Jesus Christ. Barry was specifically chosen because of his dedication and leadership with the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania/South Jersey, resulting in many churches planted. Davis College concurs with Barry’s vision for the local church and encouraging of local congregations, something the college is also passionate about.

Prior to ministry, he was employed by the USPS for 12 years, working as a maintenance mechanic and supervisor.

He and his wife Beth have two daughters and six grandchildren.

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Barry has been in ministry for over 30 years, serving as a mission pastor, associate pastor, church planter, pastor, interim pastor, transitional pastor and planter, church planting strategist, lead church planting catalyst, church planting director, and now executive director.

Before his calling as Executive Director of the Baptist Resource Network in February 2017, he was a church planting missionary and served the Multiplying Churches Team Leader for the BRN.

What benefits do you hope our churches will receive as a result of your work/role at the BRN?

I believe the churches within the BRN see our desire to assist and encourage them in their effort in reaching people with the gospel. I want to believe that we are becoming more and more known for this effort by the connections we strive to make each and every day with churches and their pastors.

A Few Fun Facts about Barry

PASSIONS

Seeing God do something from nothing

Elevating our King and His Kingdom

Seeing things multiply

Empowering people

Vision

HERO

Barry’s heroes are those he admires for their faith:

My Dad

My Wife

My Kids

Dr. Billy Graham

Church planters who start from scratch

Dr. Martin Luther King

HOBBIES

Exploring with his wife Beth

Having fun time with family

Hunting

Fishing

Boating

Photography (new and learning)

Woodworking when he can

HASHTAG

#fullthrottlewideopen

#nothingbutathing

#lovelivelaugh

#yougetonechance

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