Barnabas Ministry


An effort by the Ohio Association of the 4C’s to enhance the ministry of Christian pastors, church planters, missionaries, and other Christian workers by bringing Biblically based, Spirit empowered prayer, encouragement, coaching, and support to them in their ministry context.

         Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak.” (Acts 13:15)

The vision of the Ohio Association BARNABAS MINISTRY is to provide a desired    space where such servants can be their true self and walk in the paths the Holy Spirit  is praying for them on an ongoing basis.  (Romans 8:26-27, Ephesians 2:10)

The Ohio Association has called Dr. David R. Kimberly to develop the Barnabas Ministry in such a manner.

Dr. David R. Kimberly, Barnabas Ministry PastorDr. David Kimberly

  • D.Min., (with distinction) Specialization: Christian Pastoral Counseling
  • Senior, associate, solo, and founding pastor in churches ranging from                            1,500 to 300 members
  • Graduate and undergraduate teaching in the US and Russia
  • Chaplaincy Endorsement, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
  • Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Community board service with homeless and mental health organizations
  • Community Fire and Police Department chaplaincies
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • Certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • Timothy Network volunteer for TEAM ( in Nepal and South Africa

“BARNABAS” means Son of Encouragement! (Acts 4:36)

“May the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” (I Thessalonians 2:16-17)