Captain Lisa Barnes is a pastor with The Salvation army who came to The Salvation Army as her church home through a food box as her mother was caught in the grip of addiction.
Lisa is passionate about Social Justice, loving those in the margins, fully being herself, while living and sharing Jesus. She has ministered in Portland Oregon, San Francisco, and Salinas California. In her last appointment, she lived in Phoenix Arizona with responsibilities over Arizona, New Mexico, and part of Nevada for youth, young adult, and camping ministries.
Two years ago, she started her new appointment as a Corps Officer/ Pastor in the Settle White Center neighborhood. It is a community crippled by poverty and addiction. If Lisa could serve in any capacity- this is the type that she would choose.
She has her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling for Christian Ministries. She loves art; both in creating it and enjoy others creations. Lisa loves playing bass and acoustic guitar, and drinking way too much coffee while visiting with friends. She’s been married to her handsome best friend for fourteen years. They live life with their two beautiful beige babies Little Anthony- 13, and Hurricane Leilah-6, their eight year old fat cat, and their two old German Shepherd puppy.
Lisa also is the author of a book called Love to a Whore's Daughter; Life and Faith Through the Lens of Grace and Redemption. She also wrote a guided journal called BRAVE; Thoughts and Acts. This is part of an empowerment program for girls in foster care. This is a preventative effort to combat the correlation between girls in foster care and girls who are trafficked into the domestic sex industry.