Mickey & Kearsten Barnes


Mickey has been serving with COI since 2018.

Education: IUPUI, 2017

Hometown: Centerville, IN

Favorite Books: A Praying Life by Paul Miller, More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell, Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, reading the Bible, taking my wife on dates, going to the movies, reading books

Favorite Verse: Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

My Testimony: “I did not grow up in a Christian family and my parents were divorced when I was about five. Neither my mom nor my dad ever talked about God or Jesus with me and we never attended church together. My family battled substance addiction, alcohol addiction, and were extremely violent and I did not want to be like them. In college, my Freshman year, Jesus showed me who he was through his people. A student shared who Jesus was with me and I started investigating the claims of Christ. I eventually heard 2 Corinthians 5:21 which says, "For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God" and I learned that I was separated from God but he loved me enough to send Jesus to die for my sins and when I trust in Jesus I am forgiven. I accepted Jesus as my Lord in October 2013 and have enjoyed walking with him ever since.”