Barnabas Ministry

"Encourage and build one another up" 1 Thessalonians 5:11

A Ministry of Encouragement, The Word of God, Equipping for Service, Counseling and Support, and faith Building.

Barnabas Ministry is an independent ministry, having it's own board of trustees.

We are affiliated with Person to Person Ministries in Hillsboro, Ohio as an umbrella ministry.

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Barnabas Ministry Director

Denny Coburn

Denny Coburn was born in Ironton, Ohio where he graduated from Ironton High School. He was active in football, basketball, art, drama, mixed chorus, and many other extra curricular activities.

He joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years in the United States, and Japan. He married Shirley Orr from Marion, OH and they have two sons, Bryan and Brent. Bryan is a high school computer science/college engineering preparation teacher in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Their son Brent is a heating and cooling specialist living in Gallipolis. Denny and Shirley have six grandchildren.

Denny received his BA from Indiana Christian Univ., in Indianapolis, IN and his Masters Degree (MSL-Counseling) from Louisville Bible College, Louisville, KY. He has written articles for Christian Standard, Lookout, Restoration Herald, Gospel Defender, Gospel Unashamed and many other periodicals. For years he wrote a weekly column for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune.

He has also written works on Divorce-Remarriage, Romanism, Inspiration, Women’s Role in the Church, Angels, Cause of Church-splits, and Baptism, “The Barnabas Club” and many others Christian topics. For several years he had two separate radio programs, “Mid-day Meditations,” and “Possibilities Unlimited,” on the local radio station in Gallipolis, OH.


More about Barnabas Ministry

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, was called "Barnabas", the Son of encouragement by the Apostles in Acts 4:36.

Encouragement, to give courage to, to inspire with courage, to help, to give support or to embolden, is what Barnabas Ministry is all about. We believe the Church should be encouragers. The Lord gave gifts for the purpose of encouraging. Like all service, serving in the Kingdom can be taxing, tiring and sometimes trying.

Barnabas Ministry was established to encourage the Church ( YOU ) to continue in its work and to not grow weary in doing works of service. "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today." Hebrews 3:13

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