Barry was born and raised in Southern California where he attended Warren High School in Downey, California and played football, basketball and volleyball. He played one year of college football at Cerritos College and then went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree at Biola University, and his Master’s degree at Azusa Pacific University. He is married to Linda and they have one son, Johnny.
For over thirty years Barry has worked in youth ministries with junior high, high school and college aged youth. He has served with numerous churches and Christian organizations impacting youth throughout Southern California. In 2002 Barry joined the FCA staff and he now serves as the Director of Talent Advancement for the Western Region.
Some of his favorite hobbies include “ESPN”; watching USC football, the Lakers and the Dodgers. He still loves to play basketball, but considers walking away from a game of hoops uninjured, a victory.