This site is devoted to writing about my favorite topics….mainly the outdoors, ancient history, spiritual inspiration, the Bible,  theology, and biblical languages.

I live in Des Moines, IA where I pastor Grace Fellowship (www.gfdesmoines.com) .  My wife, Delana, and I have four children (college-age and above.)

My “job” experience includes:

* Accounting Manager for a large Card Company
* CFO of a rural Hospital
* Pastor – New Salem Baptist Church (Leon, IA)
* Executive Pastor of Antioch Bible Baptist Church (Gladstone, MO)
* Adult Ministries Pastor – Antioch Bible Baptist Church (Gladstone, MO)

* Lead Pastor – Grace Fellowship Church (Des Moines, IA)


Iowa State University (BA) (Ames, IA)
Midwestern Seminary (Masters Student) (Kansas City, MO)


I have written for God’s Word for Today, Caffeinated Thoughts, and this blog.  Like any other fledgling writer, I have about six book ideas in various stages of development.  I’m sure one of them will sell as many copies as Rick Warrens as soon as they are finished. (right).

Hope you enjoy my work! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

You can contact me at shawnbarr99@ Yahoo.com (the space between @ and Yahoo is artificial to prevent spamming).


10 Responses

  1. Shawn! Good to find you again… (akustix from BT… that’s me).

    I hope all is well. I’ll keep checking your blog.


  2. How NEAT to find your blog! I’ll keep checking back and enjoying!!!

    Linda’s mom

  3. Doing Great, Shawn!

  4. I have throughly enjoyed all of your stories. Some have even brought tears to my eyes.

  5. I thought I’d see what you’ve been up to since you haven’t logged anything in a long while on BT. Glad to see that you are having a wonderful life.

  6. By the way, I will be happy to loan you a set of books I found in an “antique store” that is the complete works of Mark Twain. I have read most of them and I think you would enjoy some of his lesser known stuff.

  7. Shawn,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Keep up the good work here. I’ll check back in occasionally, and hope you do the same. Blessings!

  8. Hi,
    Thanks for the comment on my ray boltz post. I in turn love your blog and will be linking to it. Thank God for the body of Christ!
    In Him,
    Garrett Drew Ellis

  9. Shawn, I did not know you had all of this on line. I’ m blessed. Thanks for communicating in such a fresh and simple way. Keep it up. Dick

  10. Hey Shawn – cousin Lisa here! How’s the family? I’ve found you a couple times before when surfing the web…. love your blog.

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