In 1993, Pastor Wade and Darlene met in Southern Arkansas and were married soon after. They attended and served in ministry at New Covenant Fellowship with Pastor Jim and Susan Bolding as our pastors. Through the Lord's guidance, the summer of 1997 they moved to the mountains in Northwest Arkansas. They attended and served at Faith Christian Fellowship of Rogers in ministry and leadership under Senior Pastors Buddy and Amy for 13 years.
Pastor Wade and Darlene have been licensed Ministers with Faith Christian Fellowship, Intl. since 2002. They were Ordained at the FCF Family Church Conference in June of 2009 by Founder and President, Pat Harrison and Vice President, Lonnie Hilton. They were also the Lead Ministers at the Faith Christian Fellowship of Rogers Healing School from October 2008 till February 2010. In the spring of 2010, they were blessed and released to serve God as an evangelistic ministry through Barker Outreach Ministry and to assist in a seed plant church. Barker Outreach Ministry was birthed out of a great desire and calling to take Jesus’ love into the streets and into the mission field where the lost and hurting were at. Also in the spring of 2010, they partnered with Senior Pastors Jeff & Kay Smith of Faith Family Church in Northwest Arkansas to establish a seed church that was sown out of Faith Christian Fellowship of Rogers, AR. This was just another way they could serve in taking the gospel to the world by serving within the local community church.
In November of 2014, Pastors Jeff & Kay Smith of Faith Family Church in Lowell, AR, moved into new ministry positions and callings. At that time, they turned the leadership of the church over to Pastor Wade and Darlene to fill the Senior Pastor roll and to run with God’s vision for the local church. As Pastor Wade and Darlene fulfill the calling as Senior Pastors of Faith Family Church they are still actively involved in Chariots of Light Christian Bikers and Car Club, missions, and outreach.
In 2017, Pastor Wade and Darlene received a second ordination through Jerry Savelle Ministries International and Heritage of Faith Christian Church by Dr. Jerry and Carolyn Savelle.
Pastor Wade and Darlene were both raised-up in Christian homes and received Christ as their Savior at young ages. Through the years God has blessed them with family, children, God-children, friends, church family, good jobs, and ministry work to serve Him through.