last two years of his ministry among us, Brother T.
W. Barnes paid me the highest compliment I have ever
been paid in my relationship and ministry with him
when at the end of my preaching one Sunday night, he
left his chair of authority and observance oversight
where he always sat while guest preachers preached
and joined me in the altar service.
Suddenly as I
was ministering among the people who had gathered at
the altar, I heard his praying voice beside me and
upon turning, viewed him ministering along side of
me to the people.
Saints who had
been under his ministry all of their lives said to
me later, "He has never done that with anyone who
has ever preached here in all these years that we
have known and been pastored by him."
Brother Barnes felt comfortable and at ease in a
kindred ministering spirit with me as we prayed for
many during the altar service for that evening
service. I am highly honored and Blessed
with this most eventful occurrence and indelible
8X10 photo above greeted those who entered his wake to pay their respect