The Ordained Barista
Ordained: To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on. Barista: a preparer or server in a coffee bar.

About The Ordained Barista

bh-055Barry Hill is a popular speaker and writer who uses story, culture and community to communicate the person of Jesus Christ in a real and relevant way.  Barry has been serving the Church and teenagers for his entire adult life.  He has worked in churches in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and is currently serving at Vienna Presbyterian Church,  in Northern Virginia, 12 miles west of Washington DC.  Barry is also a certified Starbucks Barista and worked for Starbucks for several years while in ministry, where he was officially installed as “The Ordained Barista.”  Barry has a B.A. in Youth Ministry from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA and is currently an M. Div. student at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.  Barry Has been married to his wife Rachel for ten years and they have 5 children together; Annsley(7), Harrison(5), Colby(4), Ella(2) and Collin(2 months). For booking information please contact Melissa Jensen at 703-938-9050 X155 or for more information please visit Barry on the web at


11 Responses to “About The Ordained Barista”

  1. Barry,

    The blog looks and reads great! Did you just start it?

  2. Hey Wayne! Well I have had the intentions to start it for a while now, but, yes, we just launched it a few weeks ago. Thanks for visiting and I think I still owe you a cup of coffee soon. P.S. Please keep your devotionals coming brother!

  3. when do you have the time to take all those pics?

    • Margaret! Great question! Well, My cell phone has a pretty good digital camera on board. I am hoping to get a better phone/camera combo when the iphone comes to verizon, but I won’t hold my breath.

  4. Hey Barry! This looks great! I can’t think of anything better to talk about, or anyone better to talk about it! Good luck, and I’ll be reading!

    • Terry,
      Thanks for the encouragement, it means a lot to me! I hope you are doing well and look forward to connecting again soon.

  5. bar – this thing is awesome. i wish i were more tech savy. i can barely get online (i swear)! seriously, i can’t wait to read more about your ministry and support you anyway i can! it’s great keeping in touch w/ you again after all these years.

  6. Barry,
    Love the article about Girl Scout cookies! You have a great, humorous writing style, somewhat reminiscint of Dave Barry. By the way, there is a Barry Hill Road out here – could it be named after you?

    • AMY!!!
      Thank you for the compliments! I can only hope that I turn out to be 1/10 the writer that Dave Barry is! Do you think you could snag me a picture of the Barry Hill rd.? That would be awesome! Anyway thanks for taking the time to read!
      I hope we chat soon!

      • Barry (Moose),
        I will get you a pic of Barry Hill Rd. Now I just have to remember where I saw it….

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