A native of Southern California Barry Stagner was born into a Christian home and spent his early life much as would be expected in such an environment. In his mid teens however, Barry involved himself in the alcohol and drug culture of the day and began a cycle of destructive living that would consume the next decade of his life. Married at 20 to his beautiful wife Teri, the abuse and drunkenness drove the young couple to separation and divorce papers were filed. God however had another plan! After 8 months of separation and through a set of circumstances that could have only been divinely ordained, Barry was reunited with his wife and 2 year old daughter and they began a miraculous journey together that has now spanned over 33 years. (And counting!)
As founding pastor of Calvary Chapel Tustin in Tustin Ca. Pastor Barry brings real life experience into his expositional teaching of the Word of God. With a great passion for young people, marriage, and those with self destructive and addictive behaviors, Barry knows and communicates what God can do even in a life that seems to be headed for total destruction.
Barry now lives in Southern California with his wife Teri, and has a daughter, son, daughter in law and three beautiful grandchildren.