John D. Barry is a nonprofit CEO, Bible scholar, and pastor. His new book is Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change . After a career in Christian publishing and Bible software, John and his wife, Kalene, sold their house and nearly everything they owned to dedicate their lives to spreading the gospel and empowering the impoverished. They serve with Jesus’ Economy, an innovative nonprofit creating jobs and churches in the developing world. John and Kalene also serve as missionaries with Resurrect Church Movement, the domestic division of Jesus’ Economy, equipping U.S. churches to effectively alleviate poverty and bring people to Jesus. John is the general editor of the highly acclaimed Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary , which are used by over one million people, and the author or editor of thirty books, including the popular daily devotional Connect the Testaments and the multimedia DIY Bible Study. John formerly served as founding publisher of Lexham Press, an imprint of Faithlife Corporation / Logos Bible Software, and as the editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine, a product he launched.
In a primarily unchurched area of the U.S., John has worked extensively with the homeless, helped plant a church, and started a ministry. Internationally, John has initiated indigenous church planting efforts and the drilling of water wells, and founded an online fair trade marketplace (to empower the impoverished). He is a pastor in the Pacific Northwest and speaks internationally on engaging the Bible, poverty, and spreading the gospel. Learn more at JesusEconomy.org.