About Barry Stallings

Senior Pastor
“The Grove”: Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church | Pikeville, NC

Since December 2003 Barry has been serving as Senior Pastor of Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church otherwise nicknamed “The Grove” of Pikeville, NC, and hosts a TV and radio ministry entitled “Pleasant News From the Grove” each week which are outreaches of Pleasant Grove Church. He has been married to Olivia since March of 1992 and they have two very talented daughters Karen, 22 and Katie, 20.


Which One Do I Represent?

Recently I attended our annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Orlando Florida.   It is my fourth time going but my third straight year and it is amazing how much you can really find out about yourself while attending such a Convention.   The NRB deals with Christian radio, TV,... read more

fuel our fires

Fuel Our Fire

What is it today that “fuels our fire?”   Is it the thrill of a Super Bowl like we just witnessed between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots? Perhaps in some ways, yes. Not to mention the entire world had access to the game through either FOX Sports, FOX... read more

social media and ministry

Social Media and Ministry

Social media and ministry.   It seems to be changing the entire face of how we communicate in the 21st Century. Even our new President Donald Trump uses Twitter on an ongoing basis as you have heard many times in the news I am sure. But news, weather, sports and... read more

Radio, Television, and the NRB

Hello everyone and Happy 2016!! Another year in which we all can proclaim the goodness of our Lord Jesus through the various avenues He has given us. At our church, we have a radio program on the GO MIX Christian Radio Network every Sunday afternoon at 12:15 called “Pleasant News... read more

Starting with a Vision

As we all know, media comes in many forms.  In 2015, its in Radio, TV, Internet, Print, Social Media and as we have recently discussed on this blog, Film and Movies. By the way I want to give [twelve:thirty]media owner Carl Barnhill a big ‘God bless you’ and ‘thank you’... read more

Media Under Attack

Today as I write this blog I not only write it as a Pastor but I write it as a broadcaster as well. Since 1987, in one form of another, I have had the honor to be a part of three radio stations and of course our own Wayne County... read more

The Winds of Change

For years and years the motion picture industry has been on the side liberalism and even at times anti-religion, especially when it comes to Christianity.  It was once said when Mel Gibson’s “Passion of The Christ” was being released that he came under fire for producing a movie about Christ,... read more