Although Wayne pastored churches across the Southeast and in New Mexico, it was at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN where he was really at home. He served as the pastor of Woodland Park from 1981-1999, and then again from 2011 until God called him home on August 29, 2016. But, Wayne was more than a pastor to a local congregation; he was a renowned national and international speaker. His calling was to spread the message of “the sufficiency of Christ” and his passion was training pastors to let Jesus be Jesus in their lives and their ministries.

A letter from Erik Christensen

My first introduction to Pastor Wayne Barber was through the invitation of his daughter, Stephanie, to speak with him about a trip I was planning to Romania. Through a series of God-ordained circumstances I ran into Stephanie while waiting for my college class to start. Long story short, I was able to talk to Wayne about Romania and gain insight from him on a trip the Lord was leading me and some friends of mine to undertake.

I have never forgotten that discussion and what was to become many more through the years, as Wayne became my father-in-law. Always patient and willing to encourage me, Wayne became as a father to me. His love for the Lord, his family, the church, and for me, as well as the Pastors he was called to encourage, has eternally impacted me.I want to thank you for prayerfully considering financial support for the ministries of HHI, CMA, and Costel and Mia Oglice through Precept Ministries. The need to equip and encourage national pastors through the teaching of the Word of God was one of Dad’s passions, which he served in God’s grace so faithfully.

Thank you for participation in the WBMGT to help support these ministries.

In His Grace,
Erik Christensen
Pastor, Hoffmantown Baptist Church
Albequerque, New Mexico