Meet Our Youth Pastor And Wife

Mike and Rachell Barksdale

My family has been here at Rome Community Bible Church for ten years serving as pastor to students and their families. My wife Rachell and I will have been married for 14 years in June of 2018. We have three children, Tyson, Brielle, and Jackson.

We came to pastor here not long after I finished up my undergraduate degree in Biblical Literature from Northwest University, where my wife also graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. We both grew up in Washington State and are glad to be enjoying the people and the beauty of this great area.

I love sports. I enjoy playing them, watching them, and coaching them. I am a diehard Mariners fan. I love music as well, playing guitar and finding new music to listen to. I love my wife, my kids and my family. But most of all, I love God. My life changed the day I realized how much he loved me and now I simply try to live my life by responding in love back to him the best way I know how. I am enjoying the journey and I’m getting to do it with a great bunch of students and families here at Rome Community Bible Church.

-- Mike Barksdale