Multi-Area Director, Central and Western MassachusettsSupport Dan
Multi-Area Director, Central and Western Massachusetts
Dan Barnes and his wife, Kristie, were both born and raised in Massachusetts. In 2012, the Barnes were called to North Carolina to help another couple plant a Calvary Chapel Church. In February of 2016, Dan answered the call to return to Massachusetts as FCA’s Central and Western Massachusetts Multi-Area Director.
“The call to leave corporate America after 30 years in IT and enter the mission field with FCA started in 2014 when God gave me a burning desire to coach again,” Barnes said, and when his passion led him to explore faith-based sports ministries he discovered FCA. Soon, he began an FCA baseball team in the 15-18 year-old league in the Burlington, NC Recreation Department. Little did he know that this was the start of his family’s journey back to his home state to serve the Lord.
His thirty years of workforce experiences — which have included starting two IT businesses, positions in sales and marketing and development, serving as a foundation director, and numerous volunteer roles — have helped him develop a leadership style focused on team building and coaching.
The two things that excite Barnes the most about FCA are the prospect of creating safe places for like-minded athletes to gather on school campuses throughout Massachusetts, and seeing coaches transformed through the Coaches Ministry.
Barnes was a standout high school athlete in football, basketball and track and field. He has enjoyed coaching high school baseball and basketball in both Mass and NC.
The Barnes are active in their church and they each enjoy one-on-one discipleship of the seeking and newly saved. They have two sons Jacob and Thomas who enjoy playing baseball, basketball and street hockey. The Barnes family are avid New England sports fans.