Dan Barfell came to PHBC in July 2003 - just in time for a week of Vacation Bible School - after 16 years of ministry at churches in southern Ohio, Florida, and a Christian school in Indiana.
He is a graduate of Cedarville University and received his M.A. in Ministry from Moody Graduate School.
and Elena have been married for 28 years and have 3 sons and 1 daughter.
This year they will experience a mostly empty nest as Andrew is out in the world following God's plan for his life, Kaitie will be working hard at her first teaching job, Eric will be a sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan, and John will be attending North Royalton High School.
Elena is a substitute teacher at our Academy, is involved with our drama ministry, and teaches a first grade Sunday School class, in addition to caring for her family.
Dan's number one ministry goal is to help people find and follow Jesus Christ.
loves to preach and brings messages that are clear, practical and biblical.
is energized by relating with people and his
engaging, relational personality