Dianne Barker

Dianne Barker

143 Greenbriar Ln
Johnson City, TN 37615
(423) 282-0200

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Dianne Barker, bestselling author and poplar conference speaker, is passionate about investing her life in women, encouraging wholehearted surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. She understands the challenges facing women today and speaks from personal experience about nurturing marriage, parenting, balancing family and career, living joyfully above the circumstances, and relying totally on Christ for an abundant, overflowing daily walk.

Her latest (tenth) book, Cabbages and KingsReflections on Living Abundantly in Christ, is a collection of devotional-style articles written in a light tone about diverse topics including faith, love, joy, anger, fear, discouragement, negative thinking, self esteem, hope, and perseverance.

Dianne calls Cabbages and Kings “a handbook for making Christianity work.” The book suggests attitudes and habits essential for living in joy, such as moving past failure and choosing to put love and forgiveness into practice. It gives practical insights for walking by faith, applying God’s Word, and choosing joy regardless of circumstances.

“Circumstances rarely bring us to joy. Joy is what God brings to our circumstances,” Dianne said. Her ministry goal is to create a thirst for joy that leads believers to pursue Christ above all and unbelievers to consider him as the source of a meaningful life because “wholehearted devotion to Christ is the only cure for the miserable life.”

Dianne began a career in journalism at age 18 while a college student and wrote her first book at 24, Billy Graham in Big Orange Country— a commemorative book about the 1970 Knoxville, Tennessee crusade. Twice Pardoned, which she co-authored with Harold Morris, was a national Christian bestseller (1986) and the first book for Focus on the Family Publishing. Her other books include Living Proofwith Vietnam hero Clebe McClary, Second Marriage Same Wife with Bill Bochman, and A Journey of Victory with Evangelist Walter St. Clair. She has written for numerous publications including Marriage Partnership, The Christian Communicator, HomeLife, and Open Windows. She is a contributing author to The One-Year Life Verse Devotional.

Dianne and her husband James served for several years as marriage-enrichment leaders for Holston Baptist Association, Johnson City, Tennessee. They have two married children and one incredible grandson.

For more about Dianne’s ministry, visit www.diannebarker.com.