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Our Mission

The mission of Operation Barnabas is to ignite a positive transformation in the lives of veterans and first responders through faith, action, and encouragement. 

Our Vision

The vision of Operation Barnabas is to eliminate veteran homelessness, addiction, and suicide by acting strategically and timely to make veterans whole again.

Operation Barnabas is built different.

With one-to-one mentoring and meaningful, measurable, and manageable action steps, Operation Barnabas is a community for those seeking a hand up, not a hand out. We are seeking those ready for transformation and victory rather than regression and victimhood. Not everyone is ready. Are you?

What We Believe

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, trustworthy and true, without error, Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • We believe there is only one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
  • We believe Jesus Christ is God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His death that paid for our sin through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension/rising up to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1; Matthew 1:18,25; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 9:15-22; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 9:27-28)
  • We believe that acceptance of Jesus Christ and the corresponding renewal of the Holy Spirit are the only paths to salvation for lost/sinful men and women. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives within and guides Christians, so they are enabled to live godly lives. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)
  • We believe in eternal life, and that through belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we spend eternity with the Lord in Heaven. We believe that in rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we receive eternal suffering in Hell. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, that all believers are members of His body, the Church. (Philippians 2:1-4)
  • We believe God’s design for sexual intimacy is to be expressed only within the context of marriage. God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
  • We believe that God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people; following Christ’s example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity

Serving Team

Meet the dedicated team of Operation Barnabas! Committed to supporting veterans and first responders, our experts in mentorship, counseling, and providing essential resources empower individuals, restore hope, and help them regain control of their lives. Join us in creating positive change and making a lasting impact!

Trey & Lauren Fagan


John W. Green Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Jordan Brimlow

Chief Operations Officer, COO

James Burse

Executive Assistant

Karen Leissman

Chief Financial Officer, CFO

Tyler Summers

Director of Ministry & Mentors

Jackson Green

Communications Officer


Elsa Martin

Board Chair

Shawn Welsh

Board Vice Chair

Karen Smith

Board Member Treasurer

Ernie Dukes

Board Member

Wayne Steptoe

Board Member

Jackson Whiting

Board Member