Joel and Reianna Barron with their family serve as career missionaries at ETS (European Theological Seminary) in Germany. They first received their call as missionaries in 2015. Before that, Joel served as a worship pastor for 8 1/2 years in Starkville, MS and they consecutively both together served as the college pastors for four years.
Joel leads the music program at ETS through teaching and training future worship leaders from across the world, both on campus as well as through online classes. He also travels with a worship team pouring into local churches as well as other churches across Europe and the United States.
Joel and Reianna also are involved in the mentor program at ETS, mentoring and counseling multiple students from many nationalities. ETS is all about shaping the future for individuals and that is the heart of the Barrons as well. They are passionate about building up leaders for the kingdom of God.
Joel is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God. He teaches workshops and preaches the message of Christ when not traveling with a worship team or teaching in ETS. He has preached, led worship, and taught on worship in various parts of the world such as Africa, the United Kingdom, and across the USA and Europe.
Joel earned his bachelor’s in music education in 2011 from Mississippi State University, and his master’s in counseling in marriage and family studies from Lee University in 2018. Reianna holds a bachelor’s in biological sciences from Mississippi State University (2012) and is a candidate for a master’s in counselling in marriage and family studies.
Joel and Reianna have three children, Micah (5), Gabriella (2), and Jeremiah (1). The younger children were both born in Germany. All are enrolled in German-speaking schools where they are learning and speaking the language. They are a huge part of the ETS family, connecting with every student and faculty member making a difference in their own ways.
Please prayerfully consider partnering with the Barron family as they serve and train up leaders from around the world for the kingdom of God. You can become a monthly partner or simply give a one-time gift.
Please also pray for protection, provision, health, and wisdom for their family.