Barry became a part of God's Church in 1969 at age 20. He grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada, and has been employed in the construction field for 35 years. He and his wife Carol have been married for 38 years and have three grown children. They have served as deacon and deaconess for a number of years. Barry was ordained an elder in 2009. The message of the Kingdom of God was the initial truth that motivated him to pursue following God and His way of life.