Barnabas was a early follower of Jesus but was not one of the original Apostles. His role in the early Church sprung from his ability to encourage and console. He was a valuable support and help to Paul. His lesson is important for us today.
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.