Barry Cole

Barry Cole

Strengthening Churches Strategy Director

About Barry

Barry serves as pastor at Aviano Baptist Church in Italy. Prior to coming to Aviano in 2015, he served as the Associate Pastor at the International Baptist Church of Stuttgart, Germany.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Park University and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Barry began full-time ministry work in 2012 after retiring from the US Air Force with almost 25 years of service. 

Barry is married to his High School sweetheart, Jeannie.  Together, they enjoy experiencing the beauty of God’s creation here in Europe, helping young military families grow in their relationship with Christ, and, of course, Italian coffee.  They have three beautiful adult daughters who all live in the US.  

Barry is passionate to help churches grow stronger and catch a clear sense of God’s vision so they are better equipped to impact their community and the world for Christ.  Through the Strengthening Churches strategy he is wanting to cultivate a vision-driven culture among IBC churches, provide pastoral care ministry for church leaders, and to come along side churches that need to become healthier.  

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