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pastor GARY BARROW 

Pastor Gary Barrow and his wife Tina both grew up in southern California and met in high school. Tina knew that Gary was not a Christian so she began to pray for him.  After about a year of praying, Tina had a chance to share the gospel with Gary and he gave his life to Jesus in 1979. Tina and Gary were married in 1984.
 
God opened doors for them to move to Oregon in 1995 to help a Calvary Chapel get established in Corvallis. As the young church grew, Gary labored faithfully in many practical areas, in addition to serving as an elder and leading the men’s ministry for several years. While at Calvary Corvallis Gary was also involved in a number of outreaches to Eastern Europe.
 
Eventually Gary and Tina sensed the Lord calling them to move their family to Europe. After selling his Chiropractic practice, Gary and his family moved to Hungary in 2002. Their service in Hungary included a year of teaching at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Vajta before moving to Esztergom to help with the church there. The Lord also opened doors for Gary to lead Bible studies in neighboring Slovakia, help with church plants in Hungary and Slovakia and teach conversational English in high schools located in Hungary and Slovakia. For eight years Gary led Bible/English camps in Great Britain resulting in many Hungarian teens and young adults surrendering their hearts to Jesus Christ.
 
In December of 2006, God called Gary and his family to move to Germany to be part of what God was doing through the Calvary Chapel movement in that nation.
 
While in Germany Gary and Tina planted Calvary Chapel Ansbach; reaching out to the American military, the German people and the international students in the area, through personal evangelism and solid verse by verse teaching through the entire Bible.
 
In December of 2017, God moved the Barrow family back to California, to the desert community of Victorville. Leaving Europe, the place Gary and Tina had called home for so long, the place where their kids were raised, was a very difficult thing to do. Yet in God’s faithfulness to them, He opened new doors for them to be part of reaching the unreached of the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  While in Victorville, the Barrows attended Calvary Chapel Saving Grace in Yorba Linda. While there, God opened a whole new set of doors for them. Gary began teaching, via Skype, at a Pastor’s School in south Asia. God began using him to disciple and raise up a new generation of pastors and church planters in an area of the world that is off limits to conventional missionaries. Since this work began, there are now more than 20 church plants that have taken place as a result of this ministry.
 
Gary has also been asked to take part in planting a new Pastor’s College in the Middle East, to disciple and help raise up future pastors to reach out to people desperate to hear of the love of God and the forgiveness and salvation that is offered through the cross.
 
Also while in Victorville, Tina  reached out to refugee women in Southern California through a ministry called Voice of the Refugees. Her heart was stirred to build relationships with women who have fled their country and have relocated to California, and to share the love of Christ with them.
 
God opened the door for the Barrows to move to Truckee, Calif., in April 2020 where he now serves as senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Truckee. Along with his new flock, Pastor Gary is excited to continue reaching the unreached for Christ, right here in Truckee, and to the uttermost ends of the earth. 
 
rhea padellford 
Rhea is the church administrator and manages the website, YouTube channel and social media. With a background as a magazine editor, her passion is to make the Word of God available in as many forms as possible. Rhea is the mother of two young married men: Bryce, a college student living in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Cat, and Brendan, serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Maryland with his wife Cassandra. Both grew up here in Truckee.