Ricardo Barber

One H.O.P.E. Fellowship, Oregon
Lead Church Planter
Portland Oregon
One H.O.P.E. Fellowship
October 29
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About My Family

I am a native of Jonesville, La., and I am married to Menya Barber. We have four kids. I am passionate about preaching the gospel from the pulpit and in the public square. My heart longs to see the gospel permeate every aspect of my life and lead others to do the same.

I was saved at 21 years of age. I followed God’s calling to the office of pastor shortly after my conversion. I served as the family youth pastor at First Rock Fellowship for eight years where I helped cultivate a culture of family discipleship and worship.

I have been a strong advocate for gospel ethnic reconciliation. I directed annual conferences on this issue of unity for eight years and partner with churches to counsel them on how to pursue multi-ethnicity.

We moved to Portland in July 2019 to start a church planting ministry. We are super excited to be here!

About My Church Plant

We focus on helping open people’s eyes to believe in Jesus, belong to family and become committed disciples of Jesus. Our mission verse is Acts 26:18: “to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.


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