About Awaken

Our History Began in 2015
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Our Mission

Ministry’s mission is to bring about an awakening to the body of Christ to the urgency of sharing the message of the Gospel, while preparing the body of Christ through training conferences, and helping people in the community with their physical and spiritual needs.

Our Vision

Ministry’s visionis to build Awaken Dream Centers. These multi-purpose facilities will be a youth and adult training center and a worship center/church.

The Dream Center will have a connect ministry and its purpose will be to:

  • Connect with the teachers
  • Connect with the students
  • Connect with the parents
  • Connect teachers, students, and parents with God.
  • Connect with the community
  • Connect with the culture

Dream Center will be a place for middle and high school students to come and discover their purpose and that purpose begins with God. The students will have mentors called dream coaches to assist them in building a strong foundation to enter their life journey.
Our desire is to impact and leave a God-print in every church and school through “Encounter” events. These events will set the stage for the youth to come together and encounter God.
– Barry Thompson | Founder

Founder | President

Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson is passionate about having a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the husband of his life-long companion of 32 years, Teresa. They have two amazing children and love spending family time traveling.
Barry graduated from Woodmont High School and pursued a career in biology as an Environmental Technician before moving into management. He has taught weekly Bible studies at Haven of Rests’ Transformation Life Center and taught Sunday School classes at a local church. Barry co-pastored at a local church for one year.

His passion for hurting people who have lost their loved ones has led him to deliver messages of hope at candlelight services held at a local cemetery and to present eulogies for graveside services. His greatest passion is seeing people have a life-changing encounter with God at revivals and youth events.

He credits his achievements to God who chose him by His grace to birth the Awaken Ministry.
Barry Thompson is the Founder and President of the Awaken Ministry.

My Awaken Ministry journey began in 2015 when God birthed that dream in my heart. I never dreamed God would call me to lead such a ministry as this. He has given me an incredible vision along with a strategy to reach people for Christ.

I am very excited to see what God will unfold in and through the Awaken Ministry as we go forth igniting a generation with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.

Finding purpose in life begins with an encounter with God.

- Barry Thompson

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