Serving the Lord and the local church through puppets, ventriloquism, chalk art, vocal and instrumental music and old fashioned Bible preaching.
B a c k g r o u n d

Barry was born into an evangelist's family on November 20, 1959, near Philadelphia, PA. At age four he trusted Christ as his Savior. At twelve, he surrendered his life to the Lord, and at fourteen he preached his first sermon. He traveled with the Hal Webb Team when he could while growing up, and learned about evangelism "first hand." He was active in his local church. He attended Christian school and graduated in 1977. That summer Barry worked with Chris Babcock, again with the Hal Webb Team. In September, Barry began four years of training at Bob Jones University. He and Chris continued to travel on weekends and during summers. After four years of college ministry together, they decided to continue as a second generation evangelistic team. Barry was ordained in June of 1981, after graduation from BJU. On August 28, of that year, he married Cheryl Proper, a pastors' daughter from Pennsylvania, whom he dated all four years at BJU. That September these three formed Family Evangelistic Ministries Association. Chris married in 1983 and the two couples traveled together for six years until in 1987 Chris died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. Since then, Barry, Cheryl, and their two daughters have continued as The Barry Webb Evangelistic Ministries. Barry sings, and plays Baritone, Trombone, and Flugabone horns. He is also a ventriloquist and has had over thirty years in the field of puppetry. He does all of the voices for the twenty puppets that travel with the team in their castle puppet stage. He is also a chalk artist.

Barry WebbBarry and Cheryl WebbBarry and Cheryl Webb

Cheryl WebbCheryl was born into a Pastor's family on March 8, 1959, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Two months later her father moved the family first to New York, and then to Du Bois, PA, where he pastored the Temple Baptist Church for 22 years. Cheryl gave her life to Christ at age fifteen. She grew up serving the Lord with her family at Temple Baptist. She took piano lessons for eight years and served as the church pianist. She graduated from Christian school in the Spring of 1977 and entered Bob Jones University that Fall as a Sacred Music major with a voice proficiency. She met Barry on a blind date during their Freshman year, and they dated for the rest of their college years. Cheryl graduated from BJU in May of 1981 and married Barry that August. In October of 1984 she gave birth to a daughter, Bethany and then to another daughter, Rachel, two years later in December of 1987. Through the years Cheryl has been Wife, Mother, School Teacher, Housekeeper, and a vital part of the ministry team. In meetings, Cheryl plays the piano, sings, teaches a nightly children's class, and arranges music for the team.

Phil, Bethany and Adam HerwaldtBethany was born in Cumberland, MD on October 25, 1984. She grew up "on the road" serving the Lord with our family ministry. She made a profession of faith at an early age but believes she truly came to the Lord at age 14. She surrendered her life to the Lord during her teens and happily served with our family ministry. The Lord gave Bethany a lovely soprano voice and a love for music. Cheryl trained her in voice and piano. She also inherited some of her father's warped personality and enjoyed doing puppets for Cheryl's nightly children's Bible hour. Her favorite character is a cat named "Muffin" whose favorite song is "Yes Jesus Loves Me-ow." Bethany graduated from the Webb Family Home School "Mobile Christian Academy" in 2002 and entered Bob Jones University as a Church Music major with a voice proficiency. She also furthered her piano studies at college. She graduated in May of 2006 and continued to travel with the team until December 16th of 2006 when she married Phil Herwaldt, another BJU graduate whom she met her Sophomore year. Phil and Bethany reside in Ft. Thomas, AZ where they serve as missionaries to the American Indians with the Regeneration Reservation. They are the proud parents of a son, Adam.

Bethany and Rachel WebbBethany and Rachel Webb

Tristan and Rachel SmithRachel was born in Cumberland, MD on December 14, 1986. Like Bethany, she grew up "on the road" with Mom and Dad in evangelistic ministry. Her only home has been a rolling one. She made a profession of faith at an early age but believes she was genuinely saved at age 12. She surrendered her life to the Lord in her teen years, and has been happily using her talents to serve the Lord with the rest of her family. The Lord also gave Rachel a beautiful soprano voice and a love of music, in addition to other things. Rachel received training in voice and piano from her mother. Over the years she has sung alone, with her sister, and with the rest of the family. She inherited her father's talents in puppetry and has done puppets for Cheryl's nightly children's Bible hour. Her favorite characters are "Rufus", a sheep dog who advertises himself as the "Mean, lean, sheep herding machine", and "Bananas" a crazy monkey. Rachel graduated from "Mobile Christian Academy" home school in 2004. She attended Bob Jones University as a Voice Performance major. She received her undergraduate degree in May of 2008 and her Master's degree in 2010. On December 18th, 2009 she married Tristan Smith, a fellow voice performance major. In July of 2010, Tristan and Rachel moved to California to help plant Metro Baptist Church a new independent Baptist church in inner city San Diego.

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