Before receiving his calling into ministry, Barry worked as a bond trader for a boutique investment management company in downtown Los Angeles. Educated in Hong Kong (elementary through high-school) and then at Stanford University, Barry thought his life was going to be about making lots of money, but God had other ideas – calling Barry to full-time ministry in 2003 and specifically to the city of Boston in 2004. Over the next six years, Barry served at the Church of Southland (Anaheim, CA) as a college pastor, received a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and was trained at Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, as preparation for living out this calling.
In June 2010, Barry, his wife Sunny, and two boys (Caleb and Micah), and six team members moved to Boston to plant Symphony Church. Barry loves the city of Boston, follows three of four of the local sports teams, has a passion for local churches in Boston and desires to see God’s will being done in Boston just as it is done in Heaven. As part of his call to Boston, Barry also serves on the directional team of Greater Things for Greater Boston.
Barry and his family live in Arlington, MA, where in his spare time, he coaches and enjoys watching his sons play soccer and hockey, and tries to work on his thesis-project for his Doctorate in Ministry.
His wife, Sunny, is a faithful partner in the Gospel and is arguably more important to the health of Symphony than her husband.