Pastor Barbee has served the Lord as an ordained Southern Baptist gospel minister since 1982. He served twenty years as Chaplain in the United States Army plus churches in Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Julie, were married in 1971 and have five children and five grandchildren. His and Julie’s fathers were career soldiers and they both traveled the world before starting their own twenty-five year career in the military. Julie and John have a love for soldiers and for their families and children and want to see them enjoy serving for the glory of the Lord Jesus as well as for the defense of our freedoms.