Meet Our Pastor: Dr. Thane Barnes
(better known as “Pastor Thane”)
Pastor Thane grew up in Arizona and is the youngest of three children. He pursued a desire to play baseball at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Little did he know that God would use that place and its people to introduce him to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. He certainly didn’t expect that the Lord would then call him into ministry. But, as we often discover, God’s plans are so much better than our own!
While attending the University, Thane was also blessed to meet his future wife Susan. They have been married since 1980. They are the parents of two daughters. They have two son-in-laws named Brandon and 6 grandchildren who reside in Raleigh, NC and Tulsa, OK.
Thane furthered his education at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA. In 2000, at their 50th year graduation, Thane was later awarded an honorary doctorate from his alama mater, Grand Canyon University, in recognition of his many achievements in serving Christ and His church. Along the way, he has pastored growing and maturing churches in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Maryland. For 8 years, he was the Executive Director of the Nevada Baptist State Convention in Reno, NV.
Susan is a registered nurse, and she and Thane both enjoy a variety of activities. Thane enjoys golf, fly fishing, traveling and sports.
Thane began pastoring at Woodbine at the start of 2016. He has shepherded the church with his passion for preaching, evangelism, encouragement, community outreach and personal discipleship.