As a native of Cambodia, Barnabas is one of only 200 Christians to survive the Killing Fields of Pol Pot. He joined AFCI in 2001 to develop the ministry in Cambodia.
Barnabas joined the Communist party as a teenager and was converted to Christ while spying on a Christian evangelistic meeting in the early 1970’s. He was later arrested and sent to the Killing Fields where he spent four years in captivity. After his release Barnabas was forced to flee the country where he spent another eight years in a refugee camp in Thailand. After returning to Cambodia, Barnabas helped rebuild the church in his native land, and 500 churches have been planted since 1998. Moody Publishers has published his life’s story in the book Church Behind the Wire.
In the development of the Church Planting Institute Cambodia (ICPC), Barnabas has written a number of courses in the Khmer language:
- Growing As A Disciple Of Jesus (Module 1)
- Growing As A Disciple-Maker (Module 2)
- Growing In The Grace Of Christ (Module 3)
- Growing As A New Covenant Minister (Module 4)
- The Parable Collection 1
- The Parable Collection 2
Barnabas is married to Boury. They have 9 children and step-children, 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.