Dr. Barry Howard

Lead Pastor

Dr. Barry Howard joined the Church at Wieuca staff as the Lead Pastor in December 2019. Dr. Barry Howard’s pastoral objective is to encourage and equip Church at Wieuca with innovative and healthy practices that lead to effective ministry in the Buckhead/Atlanta area. 

Originally from Anniston, Alabama, Barry has served churches in Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia. He completed his undergraduate studies at Jacksonville State University, then received a Master of Divinity in 1991 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Doctorate of Ministry in 1998 from Columbia Seminary. Barry most recently served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL from 2005-2017. In recent years, he has served with the Center for Healthy Churches as a leadership coach and columnist. He and his wife Amanda live in nearby Brookhaven. His interests include golf, travel, and writing. His columns are frequently featured in Good Faith Media, Church Leadership, Baptist News Global, and Nurturing Faith magazine. His favorite Bible verse is Galatians 6:9: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

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