Our Pastor


Reverend Tyrone E. Barnette is a native of Roxboro, North Carolina. Reverend Barnette is the older of two children born to Charles and Rachael Barnette. He graduated from Person High School in 1983 and continued his education majoring in psychology at North Carolina Central University, a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies at Shorter College and currently pursuing a Master of Divinity (MDiv) at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Reverend Barnette accepted the call to ministry in 1985. He was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel on April 13, 1986, at the Shady Hill Baptist Church in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was ordained on February 7, 1993, through Victory Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia.

In 1992, Reverend Barnette responded to the call of God to plant a new church in the Atlanta area. On February 7, 1993, he and fourteen members formed Peace Baptist Church in his home. Since that time the church has grown to over three thousand (3000) members with an average Sunday attendance of twelve hundred (1500).  Currently, the church is recognized as a leader in community-based ministry outreach.

In the summer of 1996, Reverend Barnette had the opportunity to minister in Brazil, South America and also in Africa where he helped build five churches and saw 1,000 persons give their lives to Christ. Recently he traveled to South Africa and has formed a partnership with several churches in Zululand. He served as the first Afro-American as well as the youngest moderator of the Stone Mountain Association that includes more than eighty-five churches in the area. Reverend Barnette is affiliated with many civic organizations and is currently Chairman of the Board of Simons Brach, an international missions organization that sends Afro-Americans overseas on mission trips.

His supporting and beautiful wife of twenty-four years is Tabitha. God has blessed their union with three wonderful children, Joseph, Tallia, and Jonathan, and one granddaughter, Savannah.

Reverend Barnette’s greatest desire is to see those who do not know Christ enter into a personal relationship with Him. He strives to equip Christians to be and do their best for the cause of Christ as they learn to walk by God’s spirit.

Reverend Barnette’s mission is to reach families in Metropolitan Atlanta and beyond with practical teaching, dynamic worship and need-based outreach that extends beyond racial lines. His mission is also to maintain a strong commitment to the Word and personal accountability before God and others…

To God be the Glory for the great things He has done, is doing and continues to do in the life of Reverend Tyrone E. Barnette and Peace Baptist Church.