Pastor Barney

Pastor Barney joined Calvary Chapel of La Mirada in 2002. He and his wife were looking for a fellowship that would “simply teach the Bible”. As a couple they made monthly mission trips to support church plants in Mexico. In addition they assisted international students from Biola University get acquainted with American fellowship and culture.

In 2005, the Lord placed it upon his heart to come along side Pastor Richard to assist him with a new church plant in the city of Monrovia. In 2016 the Lord opened the doors and placed it on his heart to start a church plant in the city of Boyle Heights.

Pastor Barney completed his Bachelor of Theology Degree in 2001 from Andersonville Theology Seminary and completed a Bachelor of Science Degree from Hope International University School of Professional Studies in 2006.

Barney and his wife Marylyn met at a Christmas dinner back in December 1989 and were happily married two years later. Pastor Barney has two children Andre and Nicole and one grandchild, Collin Pierre.

God ordained Barney as a pastor in 2011.

What We Believe…

…that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three distinct persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in nature, power, and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

…that the Scriptures consisting of the Old and New Testaments are the word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and are the infallible rule of faith and practice.

…in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

…in JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten Son, fully God and fully human, conceived by the Holy Spirit; we believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, and perpetual intercession for His people.

…in the HOLY SPIRIT, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, Comforter, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit.

…that all people are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God imparts life by the Holy Spirit to those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; and we believe that God raised Him from the dead on the third day after His crucifixion. Salvation is by grace through faith alone, not by works.

…in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

…that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church–baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.

…that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in operation today and should be exercised within the guidelines found in the Scriptures, decently and in order, for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace; that they these gifts are distributed by the sovereign will of the Holy Spirit to whom He chooses.

…in the personal and visible bodily return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous, and endless suffering of the wicked in the Lake of Fire.

…in what is termed The Apostles Creed as embodying fundamental facts of the Christian faith.