St. Barnabas United Methodist Church

Connect to God, Connect to Each Other, Connect to the World Arlington, TX
St. Barnabas United Methodist Church

Who We Are

St. Barnabas United Methodist Church is a community committed to connecting with God, connecting with each other and connecting to the world. Following the priorities taught and lived by Christ, we believe the great focus of a Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.

If you've been following God your entire life, you're welcome here. If you're new to faith, you're welcome here. If you're not really sure you believe in God at all, you're welcome here. No matter where you are on the road to faith, we want to walk alongside you as you go. Our hope is that as you join us on the journey, you'll discover a God who is active, alive, and at work in your life.

About Us

Vibe
Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Preschool, Seniors Ministry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Methodist (UMC)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1977

Giving

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Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
5011 W Pleasant Ridge Rd
Arlington, TX 76016

Phone
817 483-1667

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
At St. Barnabas, worship is an essential part of following a Christian way of life and experiencing God. Participating in worship magnifies God and helps us see ourselves and others through God’s perspective. The community we share in our worship services helps us encourage, inspire, love, heal and hold each other accountable. Worship also becomes a catalyst for the rest of the week as we seek to go out and serve, offering compassion, healing and hope to the world around us. We offer traditional, contemporary and a blended (unplugged) service, so you are sure to find the right fit for you. Dress comfortably. From shorts, to jeans, to business casual, we care a whole lot about you just the way you are.

What is the community like?
We passionately and joyfully pray, live, sing, serve, think, worship and live out love together. We affirm and celebrate the full participation of men and women, young and old, and people of diverse backgrounds as we all follow God’s call to live faithfully and graciously in our church, our community and our world.

What if I'm not a Christian?
If you've been following God your entire life, you're welcome here. If you're new to faith, you're welcome here. If you're not really sure you believe in God at all, you're welcome here. No matter where you are on the road to faith, we want to walk alongside you as you go. Our hope is that as you join us on the journey, you'll discover a God who is active, alive, and at work in your life.

Leadership View all

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Rev. Virginia O. (Ginger) Bassford
Senior Pastor

A native of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Ginger was transplanted to Texas at less than three months of age and has been proud to call Texas home ever since. She is a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin with a BLS in English Writing and Perkins School of Theology at SMU. While working on her Master of Divinity, Ginger pastored several small churches in Navarro and Limestone Counties. She was ordained Deacon in 1994 and Elder in 1999. She completed her PhD in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University in 2008. Ginger is the author of multiple published articles and a book published by Abingdon. In January 2017, she became an adjunct faculty member at TCU’s Brite Divinity School and taught Church Leadership. Ginger loves the church, loves talking to people about God and godly things. She and her husband Ken have 17 goats and three llamas at their place near Lampasas, Texas.

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