Thad serves as Assisting Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas. His primary work is the Soul Care of pastors and traveling to churches to preach and lead conferences. During their nearly 39 years of marriage, Thad and Erilynne planted two churches and gave themselves to their single passion: To make disciples of Jesus Christ. It's this work of discipleship -- bringing the Word of God alive by the Holy Spirit -- that people come to faith; grow in godly character; and become empowered to be witnesses of Jesus. In the early 2000's, Erilynne founded "call2disciple" as her teachings (filmed and found on our call2disciple YouTube channel) continue to disciple a new generation for Jesus Christ.
Erilynne was the Founder of call2disciple (parent company, Ariel/A Ministry of Proclamation). For over forty years she enjoyed a ministry to the church in the areas of discipleship, Bible study and spiritual direction. She was an ordained Anglican deacon for over 27 years. She was married to Thad Barnum for almost 39 years, had four daughters; eleven grandchildren; and now two great-grandchildren.
On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Erilynne finished her race, the heavens opened, and “the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” was abundantly supplied to her (2 Peter 1.11).