Dr. Coy Barker, an internationally known orator and author, is the founder of Elevation Point. Dr. Barker, a Hollis, Oklahoma native, recognized God’s call on his life to enter the ministry at the young age of 16. He began his ministry as Senior Pastor at a church in Nashville, Tennessee. During his service at this church, Dr. Barker oversaw the development and building of the church’s new sanctuary due to membership growth from approximately 20 people to over 1,600 within five and a half years. Dr. Barker then served as Senior Pastor to a church in Montgomery, Alabama, where, under his leadership the church grew from 120 people to 1,800 in five and a half years. From Alabama, God then led Dr. Barker to pastor a church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While serving God at this church, Dr. Barker was blessed to see the church body grow from 300 people to over 3,000 with a development of 135 cell groups within nine years. Dr. Barker, having attended Berean Bible College of Springfield, Missouri and Southern California Seminary is a trainer of pastors and leaders in God’s Kingdom. He has developed several churches overseas and through his preaching of God’s Word has been a blessing to many ministries across America and to many nations worldwide. Dr. Barker has been involved in national and international television for at least 25 of the 38 years he has served in ministry. In the early 90s the Lord moved Dr. Barker to Georgia where he continued his calling to reach the unchurched. In 1993, he founded “Metro World Outreach Center”, a multicultural, nondenominational church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Dr. Barker and his wife, Dee, together minister to critical issues affecting individuals’ social and spiritual development. They have now, along with their son, Dustin, birthed the ministry of Elevation Point.