Date Of Birth: March 30, 1938
Family: My parents were Arvil and Oleta Barnes. I have two brothers, Jack, 1954 graduate lives in Joshua, Texas and Arvil Jr., 1970 graduate lives in Houston, Texas. I married Dolores Wills of Stamford. We have a daughter, Karla Morrow born in 1959 and a son, Bryan Todd Barnes born in 1961. We have four grandchildren.
Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Military Service: U.S. Marine Corp 1957 - 1960.
Schools Attended: Lueders Grammer School - Lueders, Texas
Lueders High School - Lueders, Texas
Advanced Training: USMC Electronic Communication School
Clarice College - Newton, MS
East Texas Baptist College - Marshall, Texas
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Fort Worth, Texas
Luther Rice Seminary - Jacksonville, Florida
University of Texas - Austin, Texas
Occupation: Maintenance Electrician for Champion International Corporation. Do Supply Preaching.
Places I've Lived: Twenty Nine Palms, CA - Stamford, TX - Hollis, OK - Andrews, TX - Odessa, TX - Abilene, TX - New Orleans, LA - Newton, MS - Marshall, TX - Dunkanville, TX - Crockett, TX - Lufkin, TX. - Lueders, TX
Hobbies or Favorite Pastimes: Farming - Reading - Ranching
Travels: Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy & Mexico - All connected with Christian Endeavors.
A Little History Of My Life: I joined the Marine Corps in April 1957. Married Dolores Wills in September 1957. Worked as an electrician from 1960 to 1966 when I started college and the Ministry. Pastored churches from 1966 to 1989 at which time I went back to being an electrician. I also worked as a Nursing Home Administrator for a few years. We’ve bought the Claude Wills place west of Lueders, moved a house in and piddle with cows and goats. I’m now pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lueders.
Special Accomplishments: Besides having Dolores put up with me for 40 plus years? Received Degrees: BA in 1970, Master of Religious Education (MRE) in 1973 and Doctor of Ministries (DMIN) in 1976.
Current Address: Lueders, Texas
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