Dr. Nathan J. Barnes, Ph.D.


(817) 897-2244

Print Version: Ministry Résumé and Statement of Call

PhD Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University – May 2012
New Testament and Early Christian Literature
“Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women”

Study Non-degree seeking pre-doctoral, complete 12/2004
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

MA Religion– August 2003
Biblical Studies Specialization
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX

BA May 2001, Cum Laude
Religion major and Spanish minor
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX

AA May 2001, With honors
South Plains College, Levelland, TX

High School Diploma– May 1997
Coronado, Lubbock, TX

Personal Information:
Married: Leslee Holloway Barnes, BA 2001, WBU; M.Ed., UNT. Weatherford ISD 9th grade Geography/History teacher.

Children: Lily Evelyn and Marshall John, born 2/17/2014.

Lily is on the left

Lily and Marshall

Ordained: May 2003 by Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX.

Ministry Objectives:
To provide vision for the overall health of the church family by focusing on effective ministries which serve the membership and surrounding communities, biblical preaching, worship, and pastoral care. In the fulfillment of my call and ordination, I am seeking a position in full-time ministry in the local church.

Teaching Statement:
My vision for teaching is to inspire students to think critically and engage texts concerning the classics and the New Testament, utilizing effective teaching methods and technologies. It is my hope that students will develop a continuing interest in the ancient world.

Work Experience:
Follow-Up Coordinator – 1/04 – 3/12
Cargill Associates, Inc., Ft. Worth, TX
Duties: Maintain and manage contact with more than 1600 current and former clients for the fundraising firm Cargill Associates, Church Division. Analyze receipts and other data to determine appropriate levels of continuing service. Develop literature, power point presentations, and strategies to strengthen a capital campaign during its three year giving period.  Strengthen relationships with clients to secure customer loyalty.  Work closely with the President’s Office, IT Supervisor, and Marketing Supervisor to create, refine, and implement marketing and customer service strategies.

Teaching Assistant – Fall 2008, Spring 2009
Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
Assist Professor Francisco Lozada in fall and spring courses.

Coordinator of External Registrations/VA Certifying Official 8/01-8/03
Office of the Registrar
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX
Duties: Coordinate the input of course schedules and grades into university computer systems for 13 campuses in seven states. Ensure the accuracy of documentation for administrative decisions and act on those decisions. Oversee the filing of external campus information, supervise student workers. Train external campus staff in University procedures concerning registrations. As the Veteran’s Affairs Certifying Official, I certified qualified students for the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

Youth Minister (part time) – 8/00-12/02
First Baptist Church, Silverton, TX
Duties: Direct Youth Ministries of approx. 30 youth. Plan and execute calendar, develop leaders, lead discipleship, lead worship, administer programs, coordinate fund raising, work with parent and youth sponsors.

Rock Salt Sponsor– 8/00-12/02
Silverton, TX
Community Youth Ministry. Assist local ministers in countywide youth ministry. Lead worship, teach junior high group, other services.

Full Scholarship to the Ph.D. program at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Fall 2005; Dr. Marianna Brady Memorial Endowment, SWBTS 2003-2004; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, WBU 2002; Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society for Two Year Colleges and Spanish Honors Society, South Plains College. First Degree Black Belt, American Taekwondo Association, 1996.

Ministry Résumé and Statement of Call