Barry York

Barry York was sent to Kokomo, Indiana, as a church planter in 1991.  Through an evangelistic and disciple-making ministry the congregation of Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church was organized in 1994, where Barry served as pastor until June of 2013.  From 2002-2013 he also served as the administrator and a teacher for Sycamore Covenant Academy, an educational and service program sponsored devoted to preparing covenant youth for college and life.  In 2013, Barry moved with his family to western Pennsylvania, and now serves as the Professor of Pastoral Theology and Dean of Faculty at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh. He also is the general editor of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Journal and co-hosts a podcast with two other GenRef Gents called 3GT.

Following their redemption by the Lord Jesus, Barry married his high-school sweetheart Miriam in 1985. They have six children and two grandchildren. In addition to reading and writing, he loves time with his wife, working in the yard, and still mixing it up a bit on the basketball court when his aging body cooperates.


  1. September 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    Dear Pastor Barry,
    I am a guy from your past… this is Jae, the Korean guy with a wife named, Hae-kyung. I see your photo here online assuring your well-being (in all aspects) from your mature (in a positively good sense) and bright posture. So glad you and your family seem doing well in the Lord. I also recognize you moved to a different state being a professor! The Lord is indeed working mysteriously 🙂 Just wanted to thank God and you for rendering me a good series of memories with you & family during our stay in Kokomo. Wishing your continuous propser in the Lord!! – Jae / 586-907-0476

    • Barry York September 28, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

      Dear Jae, it is great to hear from you. Glad to hear you and your family are well. Yes, we are in Pennsylvania now. The Lord has been good to us though we miss Kokomo. Our love to you and Hae-kyung!

  2. Karen Wallace November 15, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    Hi Pastor Barry,

    I have an old email address for you and could not find a current one, so I thought I’d leave this request here. If you have some time, I sure would appreciate your thoughts on the new home page and relationship challenges menu of and how the site could be made accessible to those who might benefit from it.

    Thank you for considering this request.

    Karen Wallace

  3. Ken Wiest January 18, 2017 at 11:18 pm #

    Dr York
    I am a part of a group working on a theological journal in Turkish
    Could we translate your article on the difference between preaching and teaching?

    • Barry York January 19, 2017 at 8:09 am #

      Dear Ken,

      Certainly you may!



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