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Rosemary Lois Barnes, American minister. Ordained to ministry Home Ministry Fellowship, 1980; certified social worker. Board directors Alcohol Incentive Ladder, Grand Rapids, 1979; overseer River City Outreach Church, 1994-1999. Member Women in Leadership.


Barnes, Rosemary Lois was born on September 17, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Floyd Herman and Cora Agnes (Beukema) Herms.


Bachelor, Calvin College, 1968. Doctor of Practical Ministry, Wagner Leadership Institute, 2004.


Group worker Kent County Juvenile Court, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1966-1968. Teacher Sheldon Elementary School, 1968-1969. Social worker Kent Department Social Services, 1969-1975, 75-84.

Teacher, mission worker Emmanuel House, San Diego, 1975. Co-pastor, founder River of Life Ministries, Grand Rapids, since 1980. Instructor Great Lakes Institute Bible Studies, 1988.

President, executive director Home Ministry Fellowship, Inc., since 2006. Teacher, founder River of Life School Christian Leadership, Grand Rapids, since 1981. Vice president Aglow, Grand Rapids, 1982-1983.

Secretary, treasurer Western Michigan Full Gospel Ministers Fellowship, Grand Rapids, 1984-1985. Member board chaplains Dunes Correctional Facility, Saugatuck, Michigan, 1986-1991. Coordinator 1988 Washington for Jesus March, One Nation Under God, Inc.

Co-pastor Gun Lake River of Life, 1988. Professor Great Lakes Institute, 1988. County coordinator Grand Rapids Full Gospel Ministers Fellowship, 1990-1992.

Co-pastor Defiance, Ohio River of Life, 1992-1993. Founder St. Joseph School Christian Leadership.


  • Ordained to ministry Home Ministry Fellowship, 1980. Certified social worker.


  • Other Work

    • Participant television show Ask the Pastor, since 1993. Director, producer television show River Reflections, since 1994. Michigan women's coordinator Let The Redeemed of the Lord Say So, 1994.

      Sponsor Grand Rapids cable television Jewish Jewels, 1995-2000.


Board directors Alcohol Incentive Ladder, Grand Rapids, 1979. Overseer River City Outreach Church, 1994-1999. Member Women in Leadership.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: playing the trumpet.


Married Louis Herbert Adams, February 22, 1969 (divorced October 1976). 1 child, Louis Herbert Junior. Married Robert Jearold Barnes, October 8, 1976.

Floyd Herman Herms

Cora Agnes (Beukema) Herms

Robert Jearold Barnes

Louis Herbert Adams

Louis Herbert Junior Barnes