Barry King was born in rural Arkansas in the southern part of the United States. His father was a pastor who was involved in church planting and pastoral work for over fifty years. When Barry reached the age of fourteen he came to a strong realisation that just because he had been born to Christian parents that did not automatically mean that he was a Christian believer, and it was then that the Lord graciously opened his heart and brought him to repentance toward God in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
In more recent years he has been involved in the Lord’s work and particularly in Church planting. About ten years ago he began to have opportunities to go to various parts of the world: Africa, Asia and South America. He was teaching in the area of church planting and also biblical preaching, and as he was doing that the Lord gave him a heart and a desire to be involved in that type of work even more exclusively than he had been previously. The Lord opened a door for him and his family to move to London so that he could be involved in church planting and also where he could teach and train others to plant churches as well. Barry has been involved in a great number of church planting projects and is constantly considering new opportunities, so he has a wealth of experience in this kind of work.
Barry is pastor of Dunstable Baptist Church in Bedfordshire and leads the Grace Baptist Partnership. Though he has preached to hundreds of churches, traveled to upwards to 30 countries; trained men for ministry on every continent; and planted more than a dozen new congregations, his most important job (and greatest joy) has been being a husband to Frances and a father to Regan, Ryan, Alister, Alison, and Abigail.