Stuart and April both grew up in North Carolina and met through mutual friends — actually through connections at church camp. That’s a story for another day, best shared over a cup of coffee. They love coffee. They love people and they love Jesus — guess that makes sense since they’re starting a church.
Stuart and April are no strangers to ministry. Independently they have been involved in ministry for over a decade and have partnered to serve together all of their married life. On July 22, 2011, they were married and 3 days after returning from their honeymoon were on the road, moving to Dallas. While in Dallas, they served at C3 Trinity Dallas in various capacities including the college ministry, missions department, and internship program.
In late 2017, the Barhams moved back to their home state of North Carolina to start a church. Not because Raleigh needs just another church, but to bring more of the love and power that God has to offer to a city that craves it. It’s a plus that NC is where the family lives.