Meet Michael Barber - PCC Communications Director

“I have known of Michael Barber and his work at First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio for several years now. I am tremendously excited about him joining the PCC staff.” – Rev. Bill McNabb

(Sept 27, 2017) Using funds we received from a foundation grant, the Board of Trustees established a 3-year Communications/Marketing position to foster congregational growth and sustainability. After a national search, Michael Barber was unanimously selected.

For the past seven years, Michael Barber has led all marketing and communications efforts for First Community Church in Columbus. During his tenure, the church’s message has been elevated by a robust print, website, social media and television ministry.

His innovative thinking paved the way for the creation of unique forms of outreach like firstnews, replacing the standard church newsletter with a 4,000 circulation community newspaper. His marketing efforts generated significant income through advertising and media gifts while reducing overall operating expenses.

Second only to his ability to build and motivate capable teams, Michael’s strength is in storytelling. His photographs, videos, features and columns combine insight and inspiration with a goal to further the missions of the church.  Michael and his team developed and promoted the REALIZE Capital Campaign which helped raise $18M for a new sanctuary for First Community Church and capital improvements.

Michael is looking forward to the many opportunities that await him at Piedmont Church. “Every interaction with church members, leaders and staff has been extraordinary,” he said. “The passion and purpose of Piedmont Community Church is made clear by the commitment each person has to their ministries and to each other. I’m honored by your welcome and blessed to be part of your faith community.”

Michael will relocate from Columbus to the Bay Area in late October with his girlfriend, Vicki, and 2 miniature Greyhounds, Charlie and Chloe.