Hi, my name is Press Barnhill, and I am thrilled you are connecting with us. It took me sixty years to start praying with the Lord for healing, so it is not too late for you to start partnering with the Holy Spirit either.
I hope you read my novella, The Awakening, on how people from a traditional church background became healing ministers. It's a FREE eBook if you give us your email address and allow us to contact you occasionally. If you want to buy more copies, you can download the eBook for 99 cents or buy the hardcopy at cost on Amazon.
Press's novel, The Battle, is about spiritual warfare and healing prayer. It will be available soon and you can purchase it through Amazon or by contacting your favorite bookstore. It is a good read and helpful in understanding what realistic spiritual warfare looks like.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit. Perhaps you have felt unsure of your purpose or have been hurt by a broken relationship or illness. As a teenager, I pondered my purpose and searched for ways to alleviate nagging anxiety. Finally, in my early twenties, I met someone who introduced me to the Holy Spirit. Gone was the fear and worry that had been my constant companion. I now had a relationship with the Lord, who loved and comforted me. I wish I could say it was smooth sailing since then. But it was not. Challenges arose―broken relationships, illness, and disappointment. I soon found myself again trying to fix these problems in my own strength.
Since then, my desire has been to see others, like you, find hope and enjoy all the Lord has for His children. This fiery passion led to the development of our training manual, Simple Effective Prayer: A Model for Inner Healing. Press and I have trained others nationally and internationally using this inner healing prayer model. Our greatest reward is seeing people set free and walk into their God-given destiny.
In this season of our lives, we want to share what we have learned to help others in their journey. Although we met while working as counselors at a summer church camp program, we had no idea what the Lord had in store for us then. We were unaware of the power of the Holy Spirit that resides in us. We married in 1973 and focused on our careers and starting a family. We raised two children and now have five beautiful grandchildren.
We engaged in various professions during the past seasons of our lives. Gena's career included positions as a registered nurse, school counselor, school psychologist, behavior analyst, and autism consultant in past seasons. She earned her Ph.D. in 2000 and concluded her professional work as a university professor in special education. Her passion was to help people overcome barriers and realize their goals. Press served in the Air Force and had a varied career in business. He received his doctorate in business in 2002 and taught for the University of Saint Mary and Liberty University.
In 2010, we began attending training and conferences on inner healing prayer. The Holy Spirit met us in ways we had not previously experienced. This time, we finally understood what it meant to enjoy a deep personal relationship with the Lord and relinquish control of our lives to Him. After receiving our own healing and praying individually with several hundred people for their healing, we developed the Simple Effective Prayer Model.