Pastor Peter Barnes

Transitional Pastor

Transitional Pastor

(831) 624-3878 ext. 4102


Peter has served as the Transitional Pastor for CPC since February 2023.

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Peter received a BAJ from the University of Georgia where he majored in cinematography. After working in television for a year at WTBS, he attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree. He later received a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. It was while he was attending Gordon-Conwell that he met and married his late wife, Lorie. She received a Master of Arts in Religious Education. Sadly, Lorie died in 2016. In 2020, Peter remarried, to Cyndy who lost her husband five months after Lorie died, and between them they have six sons and nine grandchildren.

During his 40+ years of ministry, Peter has served churches in northern Virginia, Texas, Colorado, and North Carolina. He retired in January 2022, but Peter was called out of retirement by the Session of CPC in January 2023, and he and Cyndy are so excited to be here in Carmel at our church.