THE BARNES PROJECT was founded in 2007 by Benaiah Barnes who is a direct product of a promise that his father Pastor Benjamin A. Barnes, Sr. made early on in his walk with God, sacrificing the use of his own musical talent so that God would in turn “gift” his offspring. And God did just that.
The Barnes Project began to take shape on its own, but God gave Benaiah the vision to recognize, organize and name the band. The group’s original members are Brandon Barnes, Brittany (Barnes) Thoms, and BenaiahBarnes. As the group grew both artistically and spiritually, so did the group’s membership, and The Barnes Project welcomed vocalist and cousin Valerie (Barnes) Thoms. God has truly put His stamp of approval on the Barnes family and blessed The Barnes Project to not only do what they love by making music, but to be used by God to reach souls and spread His love.
The Barnes Project is genuinely concerned by the state of the world, especially its youth, which is the future. The Barnes Project is not moved by worldly wealth or personal gain. They stand firmly upon the foundation laid by those who came before them and particularly two scriptures: 1) Mark 8:36 “For what does it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” 2) Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” The Barnes Project continues to lift up the name of Jesus and win souls for Christ.
The Barnes Project loves God, they love each other, and they will continue to sing and lift up the name of Jesus FOREVER!!!!