AKA Tommy Joe Barnett
Birthplace: Kansas City, KS
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Phoenix First Assembly of God
Pastor of the First Assembly of God megachurch in Phoenix, AZ, since 1979, with a weekly attendance of 15,000. Previously pastor at the Westside Assembly of God church in Davenport, IA, 1971-79. Co-pastors with his son Matthew Barnett at the Dream Center in Los Angeles. Both Jim Bakker and Ted Haggard ended up at Barnett's Phoenix church following their scandals.
Barnett's niece Danni Boatwright was the winner of Survivor: Guatemala in 2005.
Father: H. W. Barnett (Assembly of God minister)
Mother: Joy Barnett
Wife: Marja (one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Kristie Barnett Sexton (staff, Phoenix First Assembly of God)
Son: Luke Barnett (minister, b. 14-Jul-1969)
Son: Matthew Barnett (minister)
Administrator: Chancellor, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Administrator: Regent, Oral Roberts University
Administrator: Chancellor, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL (2010-)
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