Student Ministry Staff

David Barnes, Director of Student Ministry

I claim Memphis, Tennessee as home although I was born in Louisiana and spent my elementary years in Illinois.  My wife Crystal, is a born and raised Memphian.  We married in 2004 and added four children to our family since then.  After eight years in Memphis we moved to Madrid, Spain in 2012.  We were there for three years church planting with Mission to the World.  After a year back in Memphis we came to St. Louis in July of 2016 for me to study at Covenant Seminary.  In August of 2016 I joined Twin Oaks as the Interim Director of Student Ministry.  Crystal works for Twin Oaks Christian School and our children attend there as well.  Student ministry was a large part of both of our teen years.  Not only did we meet there but we grew in our understanding of Christ's love for us and for his church. We are thankful to be serving the students and families of Twin Oaks!