Operation Barnabas

Operation Barnabas is a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Ministry to the Armed Forces network of care to our nation's military members and their families. We reach out to all branches of the military, with a special emphasis on our Reserve members and their families. You may ask: "Why is it called Operation Barnabas?" Barnabas was Paul's companion, who helped him in his missionary journey. His name means "son of encouragement." We hope to encourage our military and their families with the Gospel in action!

For more information, visit the Ministry to the Armed Forces page on the LCMS website.

Ohio District Military Contacts

Rev. Vern L. Bok - LtCol. USAF Ret

Rev. Douglas Dewitt - LtCol. USAF Ret., Mich Air National Guard

Rev. Gary Hill, EM - USArmy, Ret

Rev. Jim Herndon, EM - USNavy Ret

Click on the name to contact the person directly.