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Successfully Raising Young Black Men

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With honesty, humor, love and wisdom, Kevin D. Barnes, Sr., father of three great young black men and pastor of the Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, in Oakland, California, shows African-American fathers and mothers how to do something that apparently many are struggling to do -- successfully raise young black men. This book will also encourage parents to be the parents that young black men need in this day and time. If you are trying to raise a young black man successfully or know someone who is, This Book ...
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Overview

With honesty, humor, love and wisdom, Kevin D. Barnes, Sr., father of three great young black men and pastor of the Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, in Oakland, California, shows African-American fathers and mothers how to do something that apparently many are struggling to do -- successfully raise young black men. This book will also encourage parents to be the parents that young black men need in this day and time. If you are trying to raise a young black man successfully or know someone who is, This Book is for You!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978533380
  • Publisher: Torch Legacy Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Pages: 151
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The Reverend Kevin D. Barnes, Sr. was born and raised in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. He comes from a family that loves the Lord, and taught him the way of the Lord. He is married to the lovely Brenda Barnes and is the father of three sons, Kevin Jr., Keith, and Kenneth Barnes. Dr. Barnes migrated to California after high school at age 17 and immediately became an active member of White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Oakland, California, Dr. Walter L. Humphrey, Pastor. In July 1986, Dr. Barnes received his license to preach and delivered his first sermon at his home church, White Oak Grove, entitled, “What's Love Got to do with it?”

Dr. Barnes attended Bay Cities Bible Institute from 1987 to 1988. In April 1989, he was ordained a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and appointed co-pastor of White Oak Grove under the guidance of his Pastor. He was called as the Interim Pastor of Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church in November 1991, and was unanimously elected Pastor in January 1992. Since being elected Pastor his primary focus is saving souls and changing lives.

The work of pastoring is a calling of the Lord. Dr. Barnes has been tested and tried in many ways. Just as Nehemiah refused to come down off the wall, so has Dr. Barnes. He is ever faithful and understanding of the flock. He is much like the Prophet Nehemiah, a strong leader, a man of character, persistent, prayerful, a brilliant planner, organizer, and motivator. Dr. Barnes is a sacrificing person who takes his responsibility as Pastor seriously, many times missing meals and sleep to minister to God's people. He is a genuinely humble servant of God and a passionate believer who is thoughtful, willing to listen, learn and to share his knowledge with others.

Dr. Barnes is in touch with God and uses his student outlook on life in studying the Word of God and in preparing sermons and Bible Study lessons. Under his leadership, Abyssinian has grown and prospered. Dr. Barnes has spearheaded the feeding ministry for 14 years. He is the third Vice President of the Bay Cities Baptist Ministers Union, and has worked with troubled youth through the Oakland Police Department.

Dr. Barnes attended the Sacramento Theological Seminary Bible College where he received his B.A. degree in May 2003. He also received his Honorary Doctorate Degree, September 2003, and his Masters in June of 2005, and will receive his Ph.D. in May 2007. Dr. Barnes is a progressive pastor, striving in the forefront carrying a banner for Jesus.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

    Successfully Raising Young Black Men

    I read this book from cover to cover the same day that I purchased it. It is such an easy read. I must say that the book contains such practical ways to be in touch with your child in general. I am a single mother of a male child and had to watch and sometimes reach out to fathers raising sons to help me through the difficult transistions that were taking place in my own sons' life. I only wish that this book was written many years ago for me but, I encourage single mothers to have this book in their library and reference it regulary if your son is young, often if they are young adults and periodically if they are grown but still comes to you for advice. I am grateful for the relationship that I have with my now, grown son and still reference the book when we have certain discussions. Finally, I will say that the book is not only for males but is practical for children in general. It is also evident that his sons respect him not only as their Father and Pastor but as a Man in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2007

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    I have read the book and I really enjoyed it and would like to see young men in their early teens to start reading something like this. To know what that can do and that there is hope.

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