Wayne Barber is a graduate of Mars Hill College where he also played on the basketball team. He attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He received an honorary doctorate from North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, FL.
Wayne has pastored in Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee. For 18 years, he was pastor of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. While there, he developed a special relationship with Jack and Kay Arthur, founders of Precept Ministries. Wayne served as co-teacher with Kay for 14 years at Precept Ministries.
He learned to exegete Scripture by studying for 10 years with Spiros Zodhiates, one of the leading Greek scholars. During that time, Wayne hosted a radio and TV program, New Testament Light, with Dr. Zodhiates.
Wayne has taught the message of “Living Grace” around the world. He is president, founder, and principal speaker of Living Grace Ministries. He was Sr. Pastor of Hoffmantown Church in Albuquerque, NM for nine years. In 2011 Wayne returned as Sr. Pastor of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga , TN.
Wayne and his wife, Diana, were married in 1969. They have two children, Steven (married to Ann) and Stephanie (married to Erik), and five wonderful grandchildren!
Wayne has authored several books, the most recent one published by Broadman and Holman is entitled Living Grace: Letting Jesus Be Jesus In You. He has also co-authored the Following God series of studies published by AMG.
Wayne enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid hunter and fishermen.
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