Reverend Glenn Barnes, Sr., pastor of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, will be the speaker for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Annual Sunrise Service for the 142nd Founder’s Celebration. The free, public event will be held Sunday, April 26th at 6:30 a.m. in the Cross-Phipps auditorium of Caldwell Hall.
Pastor Barnes was nurtured in the Christian faith by loving and devoted Christian parents, James and Carteilia Barnes of Altheimer, Arkansas. His new birth experience took place at the age of twelve he was baptized at Mulberry Grove Baptist church. He was very active in church and sang in the youth choir. His parents instilled in him a strong work ethic at a very young age. His first job was mowing lawns and chopping cotton. He later on began working at Taco Bell at the age of sixteen which led into a management career of eleven years.
Pastor Barnes received his formal education from Altheimer High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He earned Associate, Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Theology from Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has received numerous accolades and awards for his achievements. Family life is of upmost importance and a major element in the ministry of Pastor Barnes. He is married to LaDawn Willis Barnes and the father of four boys and three girls. He currently resides in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where is very active in the community.
Pastor Barnes was called to the ministry in March of 1995 and immediately began his pastoral career at Second Missionary Baptist Church of Wabbaseka, Arkansas in August of 1995 and served there for seven years. In August 2002, he became Pastor of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He currently serves as moderator for the Central District Association and chairman of the prison ministry in the Regular Arkansas Baptist Convention Evangelism department. During his tenure at Pine Hill, he has overseen the erection of the Peace, Hope and Mercy Family Life Center and various structural improvements.
For more information, www.uapb.edu/founders