Barry came to GBC in December of 1997 with his wife
Shirley and their two children. Graduates of Liberty
University, Barry and Shirley have been in the ministry
for over twenty years. They met on a ministry team
for King's Players International. Since that time
God has blessed them with many opportunities to
use their talents and gifts in many different capacities
as they have always been open to the Lord's guidance
wherever that might lead.
Once a chaplain for the Los Angeles Mission, Barry
has never lost his zeal to see the needs of people met
and the gospel of Jesus Christ preached. Having been
a Youth pastor, College pastor, Interim pastor, Junior
High teacher, college professor, and church planter,
he has always exhibited a genuine care for the individual
regardless of their age or place in life. Strong Biblical
teaching and passion for the people of our community
are the cornerstones of Pastor Barry s ministry. Listening
to people where they are in life and giving them hope
from the pages of God's word has been and will continue
to be the key to the success of his ministry.
In 1992, Barry and Shirley started the Open Door Baptist
Church in the old Fountain Valley Elementary school.
Five years later they came to Grace Baptist Church as
they merged Open Door Baptist Church with Grace Baptist
Church, bringing the two congregations together to form
one effective body for the cause of Christ.
Through vision, compassion, and God's mighty power
to perform what He promises, Pastor Fero has led the
congregation until this present time.
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