Barker Outreach Ministry was birthed out of a great desire and calling to take Jesus' love into the streets and into the mission field where the lost and hurting are.
In 1993 Wade and Darlene met in Southern Arkansas and were married soon after. They attended and served in ministry at New Covenant Fellowship with Pastor Jim and Susan Bolding as our pastors. Through the Lord's guidance, the summer of 1997 they moved to the mountains in Northwest Arkansas. They attended and served at Faith Christian Fellowship of Rogers in ministry and leadership under Senior Pastors Buddy and Amy for 13 years. In the Spring of 2010, they were blessed and released to serve God as an evangelistic ministry through Barker Outreach Ministry. In the Spring of 2010, they partnered with Senior Pastors Jeff & Kay Smith of Faith Family Church in Northwest Arkansas to establish a seed church that was sown out of Faith Christian Fellowship of Rogers, AR. This was just another way that they could serve in taking the gospel to the world by serving within our own communities.
They have been licensed Ministers with Faith Christian Fellowship, Intl. since 2002. They were Ordained at the FCF Family Church Conference in June of 2009 by Founder and President, Pat Harrison and Vice President, Lonnie Hilton. We have been the Lead Ministers at Faith Christian Fellowship of Rogers Healing School since October 2008. The summer of 2007 Pastor Happy Caldwell of Agape Church in Littl Rock, AR asked Wade to be his assistant as President of Chariots of Light Christian Bikers for the South Central Chapter. In August of 2009, with Pastor Happy Caldwell's recommendation Dr. Jerry Savelle and Directors Bill & Ginger Horn blessed Wade and initiated him as the South Central Chapter President at the annual Presidents and Leaders meeting. The South Central Chapter covers Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Towards the end of 2009 God put it on our hearts to take what we are doing for Him through Barker Outreach Ministry to the next level. So they began the process of setting Barker Outreach Ministry up as a non-profit ministry thru Faith Christian Fellowship, Intl. We finalized the process at the beginning of 2010. They are now able to function as an individual ministry with the advantages of being a part of a larger ministry of churches and leadership.
Wade and Darlene were both raised up in Christian homes and received Christ as our Savior at young ages. Their son Harley was saved and baptized at the age of 5 and Ruthie was saved and baptized at the age of 7. They raise our children to have a personal, intimate, and daily relationship with God. They also serve in ministry as a family. Harley plays the guitar and is active in our local youth group. Ruthie is involved in children's ministry at church and loves to do Outreach Ministry. Some of the ways that she is involved in outreach is ministring to children at outreach booths by playing games with them, telling them stories thru color page activities, face painting, passing out tracts, etc. Through the years God has blessed them with family, friends, church, good jobs, and a ministry to serve Him through.