Chris Barnard was raised in a Christian home in Tallahassee, FL. He has been blessed to know Christ all his life. He has been a member of the OPC since 2001.
Chris began to sense a call to ministry when he was very young. In the Spring of 2016, he came under care of Pastor John Sharpe (Calvary OPC, Tallahassee). After earning his Associates degree in Tallahassee, he moved to Sanford, FL to attend Reformation Bible College. He transferred His membership to Lake Sherwood and his under care status to Geoff Downey in 2016.
Chris remained at Lake Sherwood through his college education (B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, 2018) as well as his subsequent seminary education at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando (M.Div, 2021). During his final year at Seminary, Chris served as summer intern at Lake Sherwood, and after graduating, he began his yearlong internship here. He also serves Lake Sherwood as a deacon and Trustee.
In his free-time, Chris enjoys reading, good fellowship, cooking (especially grilling and smoking BBQ), and spending time with his wife (Laura) and their three children.