Barry Jude serves as lead pastor for The Oaks Baptist Church.  A native of West Virginia, Barry brings diverse and deep experience to the pastoral team at The Oaks.  His prior ministries have included pastoring churches in Kentucky, Florida, Arizona, Alabama and Ohio.

“Life in Christ and as a pastor has been an adventure,” according to Barry.  “Being open to God’s call has taken me places I never imagined I would go and developed my life in such amazing ways.  My prayer is that God uses the experiences He has entrusted to me to enrich The Oaks and our community.”

Barry treasures his family as the greatest of his earthly blessings.  He and his wife Kima are the parents of four young adult children and the grandparents of two young children.

Barry graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a master of divinity degree and from Luther Rice Theological Seminary with a doctor of ministry.  He loves sports and is an avid football fan—he attended Liberty University on a football scholarship and proudly proclaimed himself a Dallas Cowboys fan long before he settled in Texas.

His favorite pastime, however, has always been sharing Christ and seeing Him change people’s lives.  “Jesus saved me.  Through Him I learned confidence, found purpose and live in peace and with great joy.  It gives me enormous satisfaction whenever I share salvation with others and help them experience the abundant life I’ve found in God.”