Joe Barker was born in Canada and grew up as a Pastor’s son in Canada, the USA, and the Bahamas before studying Communications and Radio Engineering in the USA. Joe’s interest in media was a direct response to God’s leading to use media to reach people for Christ.
Joe and Rhonda Barker married in 1989 and have four children. After serving as Satellite Operations Manager and Radio Station Manager with the TFC Radio Network for eight years, Joe and Rhonda sensed God’s leading into fulltime missionary service with TWR.
The Barker family has served with TWR for more than 16 years in the Caribbean Gospel Network, the Miami Ministry Center, and TWR’s office in Cary NC. In 2006 the Barkers moved to Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, where Joe serves as the Americas Regional Technical Coordinator and as Americas Ministry Team Leader.