2015 at the Barn
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October 2015: Mark and Dan Witt
HERE'S WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON AT
THE BARN:
Men's Outreach Ministry Simpsonville, SC

Build relationships, hear from God's Word, enjoy a free steak dinner.
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September 2015: Chris Justus
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January 2015: Keynote Speaker
Dr. Bob
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Dr. Bob was raised in a Christian home, but was "good" and "lost". He was Confirmed an Episcopalian and Baptized a Baptist but without Christ and without hope. Dr. Bob graduated from high school and college in Michigan and later joined the US Air Force in 1966. He became a combat pilot in Vietnam (1968-69) where he won the Distinguished Flying Cross and five Air medals. Returning to the States he was stationed in Charleston, SC where he commanded four engine jet transports over worldwide routes.
Wanting a change of career in 1972 he began law school at the University of South Carolina. A year and a half later he realized he didn't need a career change but a heart change. He surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and felt called to ministry in the local church. After graduating from law school (1975) he enrolled at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. and later graduated in 1978. He married his wife Ellen and they have two sons.
From 1979 until 2001, DR. Bob planted and pastored churches in Cincinnati, OH and Columbia, SC.

In 2001 he became convinced that the Lord was launching him into the marketplace of commerce and ideas. Since then he has hosted radio and television programs, birthed and managed a mediation and reconciliation service and become the first executive director of "Men Following Christ" in Winona Lake, IN.

Since moving to Greenville, SC he has preached and taught in local churches and hosted TV programs for Dove Broadcasting. Most recently he has begun to serve as Church Coordinator for the Greenville Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Previous Years
2014
Guest Speaker: Leslie Nease
Leslie Nease began as a fitness motivational speaker in the 1990's but once she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ, her messages morphed from physical fitness to spiritual fitness as her faith grew, her heart changed and her passion for equipping others increased.

As a Christian speaker, she says her desire is not to just be a "motivational" or "inspirational" speaker, but instead, she hopes to pass on her passion for the Word of God and equip others to grow in their faith through faithful study and application of God's Word. Her messages are laced with Scripture, as she knows that true change only happens when the heart is changed by God as truth is applied to a life.
The First EVER Ladies-ONLY
Barn Ministry Event:
The Hinson Girls are four sisters from Lancaster, SC who have been performing bluegrass gospel music since 2009. Their love for music has brought them closer together, and opened many opportunities to share their talents. In March 2012, they won 1st place at the SC Bluegrass Band Championship held at the Renofest Bluegrass Festival in Hartsville, SC.
In July 2012, they were featured on WBTV Charlotte, NC’s “Carolina Camera”. The girls hope to perform bluegrass music for many years to come and encourage other young fans to enjoy and participate in this wonderful genre of music.
Musical Guest: The Hinson Girls
Annual "Barn's Best" Chili Cook-off
One of our largest events each year is our Annual "Barn's Best" Chili Cook-off. This year we a set to have several great entries going for the coveted title of "Barn's Best" 2015. We will also host that night, Christian Comedian, David Ferrell.
For over 20 years, comedian David Ferrell has shown audiences that comedy can be clean and funny!

Three-time nominee for Inspirational Comedian of the Year by ICM
As Heard on Sirius/XM "Laugh USA"
Named one of five "Hot Acts in America" by Event Solutions Magazine
David is a multi-time nominee for Comedy Act of the Year by the Inspirational Country Music Awards, sharing the honor with Mark Lowry, Dennis Swanberg, Chonda Pierce, and some of the biggest names in clean comedy!
Special Guest: David Ferrell
The 2 time defending Chili Champion, Terry Walker is back and is out for a 3-peat this Thursday night at The Barn. Who is up to challenge him for the coveted Barn's Best status?? Will there be a new champion this year?? Cooks, bring your best crockpot of chili and men, we need judges! Come and and have some great food, fellowship, worship, and hear a great speaker! This Thursday, May 21st at 6:30pm
4th Annual Chili Cook-off: MAY 21
The live performance aspect began in 2008 when I was asked by my pastor, Perry Duggar, to paint to music in the Palm Sunday service. I was a bit unsure about it but agreed to do it. That was the first time I performed to live music. The first painting of this nature was “The Christ” which remains proudly displayed in my studio. This had such an impact and was so meaningful to both me and those in attendance that it opened a door to a completely different avenue, something I began to call ‘visual worship.’
Our guest speaker will be Jared Emerson
...you don't want to miss this....
I'm a meteorologist on your TV, in the classroom and online. Born and raised on a farm in Hendersonville, NC, I'm proud to be home in the Carolinas. I'm very active in church. When I'm not looking at the radar I enjoy being outdoors, whether it's the mountains, ocean or lake. From snow skiing, to water skiing to a good hike I'm always looking to enjoy what nature has to offer. I enjoy watching and going to see sports live. Nascar (Dale Junior), NFL (Panthers), and MLB (Atlanta Braves). I also enjoy hunting and the occasional day on the lake fishing.
FOLLOWING OUR FATHER
www.followingourfather.com
Both Mark and Dan became Christians as a result of their dad’s witness. Mark was saved at the age of five and Dan at age seven. Both have been involved in various ministries within their churches. Dan was a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years both with teenagers and children. He was a deacon and is currently a leader in the men’s outdoor ministry. He and his wife volunteer each week at the church’s food pantry that feeds nearly 400 families within the community each month.
November 2015:
BARN 5TH YEAR CELEBRATION
Adrian Despres combines passion, intellect and wit as he urges audiences—especially high school, college and young adults—to pursue their highest calling: to know and follow Jesus Christ wholeheartedly.

Adrian became a Christian while playing football for Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and as of 2000, he serves as Chaplain for the University of South Carolina’s football team.

With speaking engagements that span the globe each year, Adrian’s ministry reaches thousands with the gospel.
The live performance aspect began in 2008 when I was asked by my pastor, Perry Duggar, to paint to music in the Palm Sunday service. I was a bit unsure about it but agreed to do it. That was the first time I performed to live music. The first painting of this nature was “The Christ” which remains proudly displayed in my studio. This had such an impact and was so meaningful to both me and those in attendance that it opened a door to a completely different avenue, something I began to call ‘visual worship.’
Jared Emerson
Adrian Despres