As an award-winning Christian musician, comedian and dramatist, Barry loves to entertain and minister. For the past twenty-three years, he has lived his dream. Best known for a country comedy featuring “Harvey Tater”, Barry uses humor to create a great atmosphere during church services that also reach outside the walls of the church to minister to many who might not otherwise hear the gospel.
As a NASCAR chaplain, Barry volunteered as shop chaplain for Motor Racing Outreach (MRO). He has also worked with Richard Childress Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports.
Several years ago, God prompted Barry to expand his ministry within the motorsports world. He began providing evangelistic messages at NHRA and NASCAR events. Ordained with Racers for Christ and Raceway Ministries, Barry now presents chapel services for NASCAR as well as several national drag racing (NHRA) events each year.
In addition to being an NHRA and NASCAR Chaplain, Barry has also performed as a platform artist with Prison Fellowship and Chuck Colson sharing God’s word through comedy with hundreds of inmates each year. Barry has had the privilege to work with Dr. Tony Evans, Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels, Aaron Neville, and many other celebrity figures.
Much of this ministry to the world of motorsports and prisons is conducted on a volunteer basis. Barry welcomes ministry partners to join him in spreading the gospel and serve in this arena. To witness the powerful gift of sharing The Word with the inmates is a blessing beyond measure.