Meet our Pastor

On Sunday, November 3, Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church voted to call Rev. Dr. Barnabas Sprinkle as Lead Pastor. We are so excited to welcome Pastor Barnabas and his family to Liberty Corner! 

We encourage you to welcome and get to know Pastor Barnabas and Emi Sprinkle at one of the Meet-Our-Pastor Teas. Space is limited; registration required. Please sign up here. (Address information for the event location will be sent to you after you register.)


  • Thursday, January 16 | 7-9 pm, at the Iden home in Morristown
  • EVENT FULL: Saturday, January 18 | 3-5 pm, at the Nelson home in Basking Ridge
  • EVENT FULL: Sunday, January 19 | 3-5 pm, at the Schlenker home in Warren
  • Sunday, January 19 | 7-9 pm, at the Simpson home in Branchburg
  • Thursday, January 23 | 7-9 pm, at the Szabo home in Bridgewater
  • EVENT FULL: Friday, January 24 | 7-9 pm, at the Carr home in Basking Ridge

If you have questions, please contact Peggy Simpson or call the church office at (908) 647-0340. 


Barnabas is the son and grandson of pastors and God called him to preach anyway. His name means “son of encouragement,” and he strives to live up to it. His passion is helping people experience eternal and abundant life in Jesus Christ. He has lived out this passion at three churches before Liberty Corner, in Texas, Georgia, and most recently in Medford, Oregon where he has served for eight years. 

Barnabas earned degrees in physics and communication before getting a Master of Divinity degree and Spiritual Formation Certificate at Columbia Seminary as well as a Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Seminary emphasizing missional leadership. He enjoys woodworking and has recently tried his hand at wood turning. 

His partner in marriage and ministry is Emi, a professional counselor who has started both counseling centers and wholeness ministries. She grew up in Romania (attending the Hungarian Reformed Church) and came to the U.S. as a political refugee before the fall of communism. She has two master’s degrees in counseling and public administration, and a spiritual formation certificate. Emi is the musical one, playing piano and hammered dulcimer. 

The Sprinkles have three children: Joshua in ninth grade, Matthew in seventh, and Hannah who started first grade this year. All three enjoy scouts and piano. Hannah is a delightful dancer, although they’re not sure it should be called ballet yet! Together, the family enjoys camping and hiking in God’s creation.