Meet the First Family

Pastor Lawrence C. Barnes Jr and First Lady Sharon Barnes
Children: Aaron and Lauren Barnes
Pastor Lawrence C. Barnes, Jr. was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri and relocated to Connecticut in 1991 where he met his future wife Sharon.
They were married in 1993 and both joined Grace & Glory Apostolic Church in 1994 under the pastoral leadership of Elder Michael and Patricia Grattan.
After Lawrence graduated from Springfield College, he and his wife served in ministry for several years as a team. They were promoted to the pastorate of Grace & Glory in 2005. They genuinely care about people and love to see the power of Jesus Christ transform lives.
Pastor Barnes is passionate about meeting needs in the community and loves seeing God’s people grow in the knowledge and power of Jesus Christ.
Lady Barnes oversees the Administrative Team, serves in the Music Ministry, and helps lead the Women’s Ministry. In addition to her responsibilities as First Lady she has been a featured guest speaker at multiple events outside of Grace and Glory.
Pastor and First Lady Barnes take the call on their lives seriously and continuously submit themselves to the Lord so that the will of God can be done without hindrance.