Dr. Carl D. Barrington

November 21, 2019

Dr. Carl D. Barrington age 63 of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Marlow, OK, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Sunrise Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, GA, with Dr. David Wheeler, Rev. Bill Cordrey, Rev. Greg Cruce, and Rev. Tim Cummins officiating. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, November 15, 2019 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, GA.

A second funeral service will be held in Oklahoma, at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Eastside Baptist Church, 720 E. Evans St., Marlow, OK, 73055, with Rev. Earl Stephenson and Rev. Bob Mills officiating. The family will receive friends 2 hours before the service at the church in Oklahoma. Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home at 415 W. Main Street, Marlow, OK will be handling the services in Oklahoma. The burial will follow at Marlow Cemetery.

Dr. Barrington was a Bible Teacher with Providence Christian Academy, in Lilburn, GA; and Pastor Emeritus of Rock Bridge Baptist Church, Norcross, GA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Lewis Barrington. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Dr. Patricia Barrington; daughter & son-in-law, Michelle & Ben Leggett; grandson, Theodore Leggett; granddaughter, Autumn Leggett; mother, Joyce L. Barrington, all of Lawrenceville, GA; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Bill & Irene Hulsey; Steve & Melissa Hulsey; Natalie Russell; Sherri & Larry Dotson; Holli & Rocky Santucci, all of Broken Arrow, OK; Teressa & Mike Legako, Josephine, TX; several nieces & nephews.

Son of Carl Lewis and Joyce Barrington. Born October 2, 1956 in Marlow, Oklahoma.

Married to Dr. Patricia Barrington, November 17, 1978 (41 years of love and devotion)

one child, Michelle Dawn Leggett, Two Grand children
Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, University of North Texas, Denton, 1993 GPA-3.8
Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1989 GPA-3.9, Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1983 GPA-3.5

Bachelor of Arts in Letters, Summa Cum Laude, University of Oklahoma, 1978 GPA-3.8, Ordained as Southern Baptist Pastor, 1978, Valedictorian of Marlow, Oklahoma, High School, 1974

Professor of Bible, Apologetics and Ethics, Providence Christian Academy, Lilburn, GA, Taught semester-long Bible courses to a total of 1800 students over the past 17 years, National Missionary & Director: Tentmaking Ministries, North American Mission Board, 1993-2001. Responsibilities included placing and supervising over 2700 volunteer, support raising and bivocational ministers throughout the United States and Canada. Adjunct Professor of Church Business Administration, 1998, 2002 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary & Adjunct Professor of Missions and Evangelism, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Interim Pastor, Crossview Baptist Church, Lilburn, 2003-2004, Interim Pastor, Glover Baptist Church, Norcross, 1999-2000. Pastor, Towne North Baptist Church, Denton, TX, 1991-1993, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Springtown, TX, 1989-1991, Director of Graduate Student Placement and Associate Director of Church/Minister Relations, Southwestern Seminary, 1984-1989. Bivocational Pastor, Wheatland Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, TX, 1986-1988. Interim Pastor, Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood, TX, 1985

Nelson’s Preacher’s Sourcebook – 2010. Contributor, various sermon outlines, sermons and articles. Thomas Nelson Press. “Faithworks” Original three-act play. First performed at Providence Christian Academy, 2009, Sang and published a collection of Hymns and Praises including Exhale, a Carl Barrington original, “A Comparison of the Avowed Beliefs and Reported Practices of Two Groups of Southern Baptist Pastors Based Upon Background in Higher Education” unpublished doctoral dissertation, 1993

Chairman of the Board, Whirlwind Missions, Atlanta, Georgia, Ministries in over 20 Atlanta apartment complexes,; Approximately 1600 professions of faith have been made, many from first generation American immigrants.

McDonalds All American High School Band, (one of 2 from Oklahoma), Marched in Tournament of Roses Parade, Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Album with Doc Sevrenson, High School All-American & All-State in Band, Orchestra & Speech, Outstanding Senior Man, (#1 of 2,400) Univ. of Oklahoma, 1977, Phi Beta Kappa, 1978, Top 10 Seniors, Mortarboard, Top 10 Freshmen, University Scholars, Fraternity Chaplain, President, Assoc. of Graduate Students in Higher Education, 1992, Outstanding Student Award, 1992, Omicron Delta Kappa

Mission trips & travel to over 94 countries/territories, Actor, writer, musician, singer, Nominated as Outstanding Amateur Actor in Atlanta, 2012, for the role of “Tevye” in Fiddler on the Roof

In lieu of flowers, the family requests sympathy cards be mailed to them with donations made out to the University of Oklahoma Baptist Collegiate Ministries; Rock Bridge Baptist Church; or Whirlwind Missions.

Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, S.W., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100