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Associate Pastor

Barry Pemberton, MA

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Pastor Barry Pemberton has been an Associate Pastor of New Life Wamego since November of 2017 and will be serving as Pastor of New Life Eskridge, in Eskridge KS beginning November 2020.

Barry was born and raised in Southern Indiana and currently lives in Wamego Kansas with his wife Sharon. Barry joined the U.S. Army in 1981 and retired from the service as a Battalion Sergeant Major at Ft. Riley, Kansas in 2003. After retiring from the service he started and ran a small residential construction business until he was called to ministry in 2013. Since being called to ministry Barry has served as the Associate Pastor of Turning Point church in Junction City, Kansas; PRN Chaplain for Via Christi hospital in Manhattan, Kansas; Spiritual Care Director for Community Care Ministries in Wamego, Kansas, and will be teaching World Religion and Philosophy for Barton Community College beginning November 2020. Sharon has worked at Community First National Bank in Manhattan as Manager of Deposit Operations for the last 17 years.

Pastor Barry’s education began at Orleans High School where he graduated in 1977. He received an AS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cameron University, Oklahoma in 1991; his BA in Ministry and Leadership from Ohio Christian University in 2016, and his MA in Ministry and Leadership with a concentration in Practical Theology from Ohio Christian University in 2018.

Barry and Sharon have 5 children 9 grandchildren. In our off time we enjoy watching a good movie, taking a ride the Harley, fishing, and Barry enjoys playing golf