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Conference Keynote Speaker: Rev. Barney Kinard
President of Creative Children's Ministries
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Barney Kinard, President of CREATIVE CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES, has been sharing the Gospel with children for over twenty-five years.
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Rev. Barney Kinard, Children's Evangelist
...Barney KinardPresident of Creative Children's Ministries
...Biographical sketch for Rev. Barney KinardRev. Barney Kinard
is a full-time Itinerant Children's Evangelist.He is also the President and Executive Director of Creative Children's Ministries (formerly Share-Time Int'l) located in Buena Park, CA. Creative Children's Ministry is a non-profit evangelistic organization 501 (c) (3), whose ministry goal is to Help Churches and Leaders Evangelize Children Using Creative Ways.
...Barney was born in New London, CN in 1943.His
father was a career Naval Officer and veteran of World War II and the Korean War.Barney
is the oldest of five children and spent a good deal of his
childhood and youth moving around the country following his
father's career.One of these moves changed his
Barney's conversion story occurred when he
was a boy of nine in a neighbor's home in Encinitas, CA.
responded at the age of nine (1952) to the invitation following the story called "Barney's Barrel."Kay introduced Barney
to the Savior, a Bible, a Church and a Sunday school teacher.
It was during this time that Barney
read The Boy From Northfield, a book on the life of D. L. Moody.
That was the first time Barney
wanted to be an evangelist like D. L. Moody.By his
senior year in High School, Barney
experienced a definite call from God to "preach the Word."
While speaking at Forest Home Conference Center to two children's camps, the Lord specifically called Barney
to children's evangelism.With this new calling came the need for more study, so he attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where he received his M.A. in Youth Ministries, with a research emphasis in Children's Evangelism in 1972. Rev. Kinard
now brings a wealth of background of 37 years in ministry, including ten years of pastoral staff experiences in five churches working with children, youth, and families.Barney
was ordained with the American Baptist Denomination in 1972.He
served in two American Baptist Churches and two Baptist General Conference Churches.He
also served a Congregational Church in Pacific Grove, CA.Currently, Barney is a member of Whittier Area Community Church in Whittier, CA. Barney
has maintained an interdenominational ministry for twenty-six years as an Itinerant Evangelist with CCM
is widely recognized as an "Incorporation Evangelist," with the distinct ability to reach new children and parents for Christ and the Church through his
crusades and rallies.
Throughout the United States, Rev. Kinard
has become known for his
unique visual methods that creatively illustrate the Bible for children of all ages.Barney is a popular Puppeteer, Ventriloquist, Gospel Magician, and a Master of Object Lessons.
favors the use of performing arts in his
also adds effective visuals, both projected and non-projected, in his
theme programs that successfully reach and teach children (i.e. overheads, slides, large black light felts).This last year Barney
has written, designed and produced three new puppet productions.
In addition to evangelism of children, Barney
has extensive experience training lay and professional children's ministers in workshops, seminars and classes.He
has maintained an active schedule during the last twenty-six years with numerous Sunday School Conventions and frequently conducts regional workshops.He
has been actively involved with the National Children's Pastors' Conventions for thirteen years.His
ministry sponsors the unique training conference called Music, Magic & Storytelling
, which showcases the creative aspects of CCM.For ten years Barney served on the Board of the Greater Los Angeles Sunday school Convention-now called Christian Ministries Training Association (CMTA).He also served twelve years on the National Board of Children's Christian Ministries Associates (CCMA) as the Vice President of Networking.
has been instrumental in starting several regional networks, which encourages Children's Pastor's to gather for monthly fellowship.He
has been actively involved with the Fellowship of Christian Magicians for over twenty years and helped start the Orange County Chapter
Helping churches to release their untapped growth potential is an important aspect of the CCM ministry.For the last eighteen years Rev. Kinard
has been doing Church-growth consulting with training received from the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism
and Church Growth.He
has maintained an active, but selective involvement in consulting with churches.He
has also developed programs to prepare churches to incorporate those who respond to his
Family Crusades and evangelistic work with children.Several churches have retained Barney's services to sharpen the focus of their ministry to children and young families.Children's Christian Ministries Association
the Mover and Shaker Award for challenging others to a deeper commitment in children's ministries in l988.In January of 1992, the International Network of Children's Ministries presented Barney
their National Award of Excellence in Children's Ministry at their Denver Children's Pastors' Conference. Barney served on the National Board of Directors of Children's Ministries of America for the last five years.
They launched a national evangelical awareness campaign, called "Celebrate the Child," which called Christian leadership to make evangelism and discipleship ministries with children a priority in 1998-2000.
This last year Barney
accepted an invitation to be a part-time Children's Crusade Director/ Evangelist for the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association
.This exciting new partnership began in Nov. 1998 with preparations for Palau's "Mission Maine," an all-state campaign held during April of 1999.Barney
conducted six citywide children's crusades-called Kid's Celebrations held concurrently with the adult crusades.
As an experienced Children's Evangelist, Barney
was asked by Mission America
to moderate a new children's ministry coalition composed of national children's ministries.
, and his wife Sharon reside in La Mirada, CA.
BASS Convention Keynote Speakers 2006
Barney Kinard - Children/Christian Ed.
...Barney KinardBarney is the CEO of Creative Children's Ministry, was born in New London CT, and came to know the Lord through the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship.He
education at Moody Bible Institute, Azusa Pacific University, and Talbot Theological Seminary
.Throughout the United States, Barney
has become known for his
unique visual methods that creatively illustrate the Bible for children of all ages.He is a popular puppeteer, ventriloquist, illusionist, and master of object lessons.
This last year Barney
accepted an invitation to be a part-time children's Crusade Director/Evangelist for the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association