What is this blog about?
The main two topics of this blog are faith and culture (and coffee). The idea behind the Ordained Barista is that if you could talk about it, with a friend, in your local coffeehouse, then we can talk about it here. That really means that any topic is fair game. Not all of my posts are super spiritual but they are meant to encourage and challenge us toward a conversation about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, in word and deed. I am, by nature, a story teller—I love telling stories. I am living out my story with my amazing wife Rachel, my six children, better known as the Hill Circus, and with the youth and families of VPC. My favorite story is the one that will change your life forever! I promise!
Barry Hill is a popular speaker and writer who uses story, culture and community to communicate the person of Jesus Christ in a real and relevant way. Barry has been serving the Church and teenagers for his entire adult life. He has worked in churches in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and is currently serving at Vienna Presbyterian Church, in Northern Virginia, 12 miles west of Washington DC. Barry is also a certified Starbucks Barista and worked for Starbucks for several years while in ministry, where he was officially installed as “The Ordained Barista.” Barry has a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Physical Education from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity. Barry Has been married to his wife Rachel for 14 years and they have 6 children together; Annsley, Harrison, Colby, Ella, Collin and Maxton.
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