Coach Barry Simpson
Simpson was born in Kansas City, KS and raised in Shawnee, KS, a suburb of Kansas City. After graduating from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 1977, he served 4 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps. He attended Welch College from 1981-1986 graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Pastoral Administration. He served on the pastoral staff of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Joelton, TN for 22 years (1984-2006), 16 of which as Senior Pastor. He served as Director of Development for 4 years (2007-2010) at Free Will Baptist International Mission in Nashville, TN.
Currently, Simpson resides in Joelton, TN with his wife of 34 years, Jena Carrington Simpson.
The Simpsons have two sons and two grandchildren.