Barry came to Madison UMC in June 2016 after serving for seven years as the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in New Albany, MS. His first years in ministry were spent serving in Student Ministries at St. Mark's on the Reservoir UMC, FUMC Batesville and Christ UMC of Jackson. Before serving in New Albany, he was the senior pastor at FUMC Magee for five years. Barry is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Liberal Arts. He completed his first two years of seminary course work at Wesley Biblical Seminary of Jackson, MS and then graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary.
Barry is from Jackson, MS. In 1992, he married his wife Sara. She was born and raised on the mission field in Brazil. Together they have two sons, Joseph and Seth, and one daughter, Kate.
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