Bernadine Barber is a spoken word poet and a (pro-life) speaker.
She was born and raised in the islands of The Philippines. Tragically, at the age of four, her mother passed away due to cancer. At the age of seven, she and her family of six (that’s including her father) moved to the United States of America in search for a better life and better opportunities. Since then, her family has moved coast to coast due to a sister joining the Navy. They have lived in San Francisco, in Virginia, San Diego and then to south Texas where at the age of sixteen, she gave her life to the Lord.
She attended college for two years, earning an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, with an emphasis in art all the while working part-time at a Childhood Development Center/Day Care. When she was seventeen, she met Lawson Barber at a youth Bible Study and three years of friendship later, they began courting. In November of 2011, they were married. Their life together has involved Ministry School and Youth Pastoring. More importantly, they have had the blessing of two children; a daughter named Isabella who is now five, and a son named Jon who is now four.
Bernadine’s desire is to tell stories from her personal life as... an immigrant, a “mut” (Filipino, Irish, Spaniard and Chinese), a Christian, a creative, a young wife, a young mother of two, and more. She hopes to share life stories and liberating truths to give hope, assurance, conviction and freedom to whoever would listen. Her motivation can be summed up in two verses: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32) and “Freely you have received, freely you shall give” (from Matthew 10:8). What truths she has personally learned and received freedom from, are the same truths she hopes to pass on to others, for the glory of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.