Barnabas grew up surrounded by the simple philosophies of family, community, education, and religion. Born and raised in the inner-city of Miami, he has a desire to see communities transformed through these philosophies learned throughout his childhood. These complementary perspectives served as inspiration for his unique ability to challenge, engage, and enlighten audiences with a message of personal empowerment and spiritual growth. Barnabas was called into ministry at the age of 25 and first took his love for Christ to the community through the many outreaches of Devotion Connection.

Barnabas is recognized among his peers as a thought-provoking speaker, educator, and prolific author. He addresses critical issues affecting every aspect of human, social, and spiritual development. Through various forms of media Barnabas seeks to inspire and motivate people-at-large into the service of Jesus Christ.

Barnabas Johnson's educational development included undergraduate studies at Florida International University, St. Thomas University, and graduate studies at Nova Southeastern University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds several degrees including: an Associates in Hospitality, Double Bachelors in International Business and Management, a MBA in Business Management, and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Barnabas Johnson has been faithfully serving Devotion Connection for over 7 years. He is committed to the ministry of education and personal empowerment to the world.