Hi!  I’m Mike Barnhart, and welcome to my blog!

I am also a husband of one, father of four, and life group director to hundreds.  Although I currently fill these roles, someday my roles will change; but, my identity will remain.  My identity is not in anything I did, do, or will do.  Rather, it is in Christ.  I was spiritually dead, but I have since been chosen by God and made alive with Christ.  Now I am a Christ-follower…and that is who I will be forever.  That can not be changed or taken away because it is the amazing work of God, not me.

My greatest desire is to be continually transformed by the gospel and be drawn closer to Christ.  I daily seek to share the gospel with others and intentionally reflect glory back to God.

My wife, Sara, and I have been married since July of 2003.  Sara is my helper, encourager, lover, and friend.  She is such a blessing to my life!

Sara and I are raising up four boys in Christ. We are so glad to have the opportunity to teach them about Jesus and how to live.  We realize they are not our own; they are God’s.  We pray they will be well trained in Christ to go and spread the gospel when they someday leave our home.  We take great joy in the opportunity to have them with us for now.

I work as the Life Group Director at Gateway Church in Findlay, OH.  If you would like to learn more about Gateway, check out the website:  www.gatewayepc.org.


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