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                        Meet our Youth Pastor and wife:

                           Mike and Rachell Barksdale

My family has been here at Rome Community Bible Church for five years serving as pastor to students and their families.  My wife Rachell and I will have been married for 12 years in June of 2016.  We have three young children, Tyson, Brielle and Jackson. 

We came to pastor here not long after I finished up my undergraduate degree in Biblical Literature from Northwest University, where my wife also graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  We both grew up in Washington State and are glad to be enjoying the beauty of this great area.

I love sports.  I enjoy playing them, watching them, and obsessing about the Mariners.  I love music too, playing guitar and finding new music to listen to.  I love my wife, my kids and my family.  But most of all I really do love God.  My life changed the day I realized how much he loved me and now I just try to live my life by responding in love back to him the best way I know how.  I am enjoying the journey and I’m getting to do it with a great bunch of students here at Rome Community Bible Church.


       Mike and Rachell Barksdale


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