Reverend Gina Head Barrow is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has been pastoring churches in our conference for seventeen years and begins her eighteenth year this summer. She received her B.S. in Religion at Mount Olive College, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2009, and her M. Div. at Duke University Divinity School in 2014. She is also a rural fellow alum in Duke Endowment’s Rural Ministry Program.
Pastor Gina is married to Charles Wesley Barrow and they will celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary in October. They are from Snow Hill, NC. Charles works as the unit manager of horticultural research for NCSU at Central Crops Station in Clayton, NC. He is also a Commissioned Home Missioner for the North Carolina Conference of the UMC. His mission ministry is called Food for Hungry Neighbors. He grows vegetables and delivers them to the Eastern NC Food Bank, soup kitchens, community food pantries, and gleaning groups.
Pastor Gina and Charles have three sons. Spencer lives at home with his parents and his cat, Fraidy. Tyler lives in Greenville with his dog, Niya and works as a probation officer in Lenoir County. And Dusty does Commercial/Industrial HVAC work and lives in Greenville with his wife, Mary Lynn and their two children, Austin and Callie. Pastor Gina and Charles are also known as Gigi and Poppy to the human grandbabies and the fur babies.
In addition to her love of God and the Church, Pastor Gina enjoys time with her husband, especially in the mountains or at home cooking together, hanging out with her grandbabies, reading or listening to good books, playing cards or boardgames with her family and friends, and laughing with Spencer at the silliest of things. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and cannot wait until her grandchildren are old enough so she can read the series to them.