John Barber

John J. Barber Ph.D. is a professor of theology and culture at Whitefield Theological Seminary in Lakeland, Florida. His main focus is educating disadvantaged people groups in various nations. He has started two colleges, one in Kenya and the other serving the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to that he served as a pastor and church planter of multiple churches in the Presbyterian Church in America. John also produced World Changers Radio with Bill Bright, participated in Tyndale’s New Life Study Bible, and wrote Breakpoints for Chuck Colson.

John believes that great writers are great thinkers and that great thinkers are those of rich and varied experiences. He taught art history for ten years in Italy, taught at seminaries in Egypt and Tunisia, and regularly teaches at secret house churches across North Africa. He is the author of numerous articles on Christianity and culture, as well as several books on the topic, including The Road from Eden: Studies in Christianity and Culture.

John Barber was born in Manhattan and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is a classically trained musician who studied at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He holds a Ph.D. in The History of Ideas from Whitefield Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Northwest University, South Africa.