Rev. Jerome A. Barber is the Senior Pastor of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple a strong growing congregation in Hampton, Virginia and he is the Executive Director of Six House, Inc., a faith based community organization. The Washington, DC native completed his secondary education in the Maryland Public Schools. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Hampton Institute in 1981, graduating with high honors as a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He achieved the rank of Captain before leaving the Army in 1986.
While working for the Newport News Public Schools as a Science Resource Teacher, Rev. Barber won the distinction of being selected Teacher of the Year in 1993 and 1996. Other notable honors included: 1998 Outstanding Young Man in America, and he is listed in the 2000–2001 edition of the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals as an Honored Professional.
He received the 2000 Role Model of the Year award from the 100 Black Men of America, Virginia Peninsula Chapter. He was conferred the Doctor of Divinity degree by the Eastern Theological Seminary during its 2001 commencement ceremony. He was recognized by Hampton University as the 2001 Twenty Year Most Outstanding Alumnus. He currently serves as the Chaplin for the National Hampton Alumni Association Inc.
Since July 2000, he has been involved in mobilizing the congregation of Sixth Mount Zion to take the gospel to the world. In addition, he has mobilized teams from the United States of pastors, medical professionals, educators and youth to conduct revivals, crusades, bible seminars, youth and women’s conferences, workshops, and medical clinics throughout Kenya, Uganda (East Africa), South Africa, Haiti, London, and Brazil.
Rev. Barber is married to the former Mona’ Crawford. Together they are the parents to seven children, and the proud grandparents of seven grandsons and two granddaughters.