Reverend Dr. M. Craig Barnes was raised on Long
Island, New York. After graduating from The King’s College and Princeton
Theological Seminary, he received a Ph.D. in the History of
Christianity from The University of Chicago.
Rev. Barnes has served as a pastor to three congregations, including The
National Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. In the fall of 2002, he
became the Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh
Seminary, while also serving as the senior pastor of Shadyside
Presbyterian Church. In 2012 he was elected president of Princeton
Dr. Barnes has eight published books, including Searching for Home, The Pastor as Minor Poet, and Body and Soul. He also serves as an Editor at Large and frequent contributor to The Christian Century.
Craig is married to Dawne Hess Barnes, who is an interior decorator. They have three delightful children and two hairy dogs.