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Barnes (L) and Benson (R)

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

Longtime Valley Christian teacher and mentor, Barry Barnes, was called home on Saturday, June 25 after recently being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Barnes Hall, our assembly hall at the high school campus, was dedicated to him. Mr. Barnes had a profound effect on students while at VCS because of his outpouring of love to them. He had a deep love for the Word of God and imparted it to students in a very special and relatable way. He was never ashamed of the Gospel and boldly proclaimed God’s word. We praise God for Mr. Barnes’ legacy.

We invite you to his Celebration of Life at Arizona Community Church in Tempe on Saturday, July 2 at 11am with a reception to follow.

Please join us in lifting up Barb and their family in prayer and thanking God for Barry.