He is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and the son of the late Bishop F. C. Barnes and The Late Willie Mae Barnes, who instilled in him a desire to trust and obey God's Word.
Reverend Barnes is a graduate of the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools System and a retired teacher. He is a graduate of Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.
Reverend Luther Barnes said yes to his call into the preaching ministry in 2006 under the leadership of his father Bishop F. C. Barnes.
Reverend Barnes has ministered the Word of God all across the United States. His anointing to sing, teach, and preach the gospel changes lives everywhere he ministers. He remains humble so that God can continue elevating him to new and higher levels. His ultimate purpose over the years has been to share with the world God's message of faith, hope, and love.
Reverend Barnes is gospel recording producer, director, songwriter, composer, lead singer of Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires and The Barnes Ensemble. He is the President of Luther Barnes Song Ministries.
In his own quiet, unassuming manner, he has become one of gospel music's premier male vocalists.
He has received numerous awards, commendations, and accolades. A few include: The Distinguished Graduate Award presented by Saint Augustine's College, Stellar Award for Traditional CD of the year, Gospel Heritage Award, Nominated for Grammy Award, Truth Magazine Award, National Male Lead Singer of A Group, National Male Lead Singer of A Choir, GMWA Excellence Award, and Best Traditional Male vocalist of the year in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reverend Barnes is the Senior Pastor of Restoration Worship Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Reverend Barnes has one daughter, Bonita Barnes Greene, married to Mark Greene and grandson Joshua.
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