Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes
Senior Pastor

Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes


A favorite scripture verse: Mark 10:45, which says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” I love this verse because it’s the picture of servant leadership, which Jesus Himself modeled in laying down His life for us. Leadership isn’t about being on the top or being in charge. It’s about using your gifts, position, and influence to serve those around you in a sacrificial way to the glory of God. I grew up in midtown Atlanta, Georgia, and I grew up as an urban kid playing sports year-round. Atlanta is known for having the busiest airport in the world (ever gotten stuck there?), the world’s largest hamburger drive-in (the Varsity – awesome fries and onion rings!), and the largest exposed piece of granite in the world (Stone Mountain) Hanging out with my grown children and my grandchildren, playing basketball and tennis or running, and enjoying a dinner with friends are some of my favorite things to do. (Peter’s wife Lorie passed away in November of 2016).