Doug Barnett spent 1982-2003 in West and Central Africa, where he led Bible studies, launched an outreach to street children, and initiated unreached people research. Other activities over the years included a (failed) attempt to set up an NGO for shanty-towns around Abidjan, collaborating in the creation of Partnerships among churches; and Operation Christmas Child which allowed for the annual distribution of over 30,000 shoebox gifts from Samaritan’s Purse. He helped organize and facilitate the first national pastors’ conference for a West African country and taught courses to pastoral students.
From 2003-2013 he lived in North Africa, where he participated as a member of a transformational business network. He returned to the US in 2013 and now resides in South Carolina. He is now a member of an African network that seeks to promote entrepreneurship for transformational development and support to national churches. He manages a business and does some online teaching. Doug has been married for 21 years to Sharon, a linguist, and they have 4 children.
MA, Ministry, Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, CA, 1988
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1981
BS, University of California, Davis, CA, 1976