Gregory Barkman moved to Alamance County, North Carolina, with his wife Marti in 1973 at the invitation of nineteen believers who desired to begin a new independent Baptist church. A strong proponent of expository preaching, Pastor Barkman teaches regularly from the Beacon Baptist Church ( pulpit, and is heard on the Beacon Broadcast. Greg and Marti have four daughters, and live in Haw River, NC.