John Barnett

-Master of Divinity
-Doctor of Ministry
-Founding Pastor of CBC in 1992

John’s personality can be summed up relatively easy: He is a people-loving extrovert. He is wonderfully balanced by his amazing wife, Teresa, to whom he has been married for 38 years. They have two grown children, John and Tiffany and a wonderful daughter in law named Rae.

John grew up in South America (his dad was in international business), New York, and California, and has been in South Carolina since after college. Because of his upbringing, John loves traveling to see and study unique cultures. John feels at ease with different cultures and relates to each one to bring Christ to them.

In his down time, you can find John taking a motorcycle trip in the mountains with his wife and friends or hunting and fishing or gardening. John says, “There is nothing like sitting in a tree-stand meditating and reading to refresh the soul, or the rush of wind as you ride down a country road on a motorcycle to clear the mind and invigorate the heart”.

As a pastor, John’s spiritual gift and passion is to minister the Word of God so people will experience the grace of God and be drawn into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is his conviction that ultimate happiness and life are found in nothing else but a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and by no merit of our own. It is all of grace.

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