Barry Smith


Barry Smith brings over 25 years of pastoral ministry as a pastorpreneur in churches of 250-2000. His life mission is “to impact the kingdom of God with the greatest force that I can.” Having passionately led two youth ministries and planted a thriving new church in Sacramento, CA, he brings a vast array in helping build teams and get results. Sharing his insights of successes and failures, he co-wrote a book on church planting blind spots. Additionally, he’s been assessing, interviewing, and helping place church planters going back 18+ years and will be bringing that experience and expertise to his work with Slingshot Group. Barry has coached, counseled, and advised pastors throughout America and is the founder of YouChoose.Community, an online ministry and YouTube channel, that plants house churches. He and Tammy, his wife of 25 years, are the proud parents to two incredible teenagers, Max and Taryn. They reside in Indiana with their two dogs and no cats. You can catch him on Twitter @barryjaysmith or watching Chicago Bears football in the Fall.