barnabas house

A Safe Haven For Weary and wounded pastors

Join us for our Grand Opening Celebration!

Join us for the official Open House of Barnabas House! Enjoy a nice evening of music, food, and fellowship while touring our new facility.
  • Sat, April 30, 2022 
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
  • 231 South Miller Street Vinita, OK 74301
  • Cost: Free

We Know It Can Be Tough.

At Barnabas House of Oklahoma, we are committed to caring for those who have first cared so much for us – our pastors.

Our home is a place of restoration physically, emotionally, and spiritually for these men and women of God. Our retreats give leaders the opportunity to reclaim their joy and strength for the work of the Lord… a Sabbath for those who work hardest on the Sabbath.

Ready To Get The Rest You Need?

Book your restoration weekend Now 

Meet Your Support Team

Our team has dedicated their lives to helping and supporting America’s pastors and spiritual leaders in their greatest time of need. Feel free to reach out to any of them with questions or requests for prayer. Just click the contact button below their name and fill out the form!

President

Lisa Taylor

As a third generation pastor, Lisa has experienced first-hand the blessings and struggles of bi-vocational ministry. This singular vantage point has given her the heart to “strengthen the hands that hang down” (Heb. 12:12) of pastors and their spouses.

Operations

Doug Taylor

Doug Taylor has enjoyed a lifelong career of relationship building, business management, and residential/commercial construction, renovation, and property maintenance. He has served in various church leadership positions including men’s ministry, elder, teacher, short-term missionary, environmental team leader, cell group leader, and lay counselor of men with addictions.

Vice President

Andrew Haire

Rev. Andrew Haire, Sr. has earned a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Christian Ministry from Oral Roberts University, and an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is an Ordained Elder in the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church currently
appointed as Senior Pastor of Vinita First United Methodist Church, Vinita OK. Rev. Haire is married to his wife Ashley. They have four children, Makenzie, AJ, Hannah
Grace and Emalynn.

Board Member

Mona Turrell

Mona Turrell, NC, D PSc, has served in ministry most of her life as teacher, mentor, and pastor’s wife in Oklahoma and Missouri. Her passion is serving others through personal ministry as well as being a health advocate, specializing in nutrition and stress reduction therapies. She enjoys traveling, singing, and spending time in nature. Mona lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Mark, and loves spending time with their four grown children and five grandchildren.

Board Member

DeWayne Havens

A self proclaimed armchair philosopher and cultural anthropologist, Dewayne Havens has been a lifelong student of human nature with a desire to help others to be the best version of themselves. He is a 3rd generation minister and he considers it an honor and privilege to speak life to those who care for our souls. As the son of a pastor, Dewayne has lived the unique highs and lows of the “preachers kid” and knows firsthand the challenges of caring for your flock that no one ever sees.

Testimonials

A Place Of Refuge

“I have literally felt the scatterd and shattered fragments of my soul returning to me.”

“The best part of your getaway? Just being together as a couple and not having any agenda.”

“I [had] lost all confidence, all boldness, and more faith than I could dare to admit. Hanging onto the shreds I had left – because I never stop praying. I pleaded for this kind of opportunity. You are proof that he hears. You have been his arms of love extended.”

“The beauty of this getaway has been in the simplicity of it. The ‘nothingness’: nothing expected, nothing required, nothing scheduled, nothing needed of us. It gave us time to fully unwind and fully unload the stress”

“During this time we felt like we could lay our swords down for a couple of days without being uncovered. From the moment we arrived I felt like this was a safe hiding place. Like David in the cave in the wilderness with his mighty men standing guard.”

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