Pictured Above: The Lovett Family; Ko, Bri, Savanna, Brandon, Barry, Jody & Nate
Barry and Jody met while attending Judson University and were married in 1976. After graduation they traveled with a music group full-time for one year. Jody’s recording album, Blessed are the Children was produced by John Innes, accompanist for the Billy Graham Crusades. Jody teaches music at Hawaii Baptist Academy. The Lovett’s have three children, Brandon, also a graduate of Judson University, resides in Indiana with his wife Savanna. Nathaniel, a graduate of the University of Hawaii, resides in Michigan. Brianna, also a graduate from UH, resides in California with her husband Kolomona Wilson-Ku. Both Brandon and Bri were married in November 2016.
Dr. Lovett is also on staff of The American Baptist Churches Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii as a Resource Minister.
Biking (motorcycle), Hiking, Landscaping, Guitar, The Symphony, Photography
Music- all kinds, especially Hawaiian. TV Shows – Blue Bloods and the old black & white episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. Food – Seafood. Restaurant – Red Lobster. Drink – Pina-colada smoothie. Movies – Comedies. Pastime – The beach, mountains, Hawaiian sunsets, flowers.
- Judson University, Elgin, IL, attended 9/74 -6/77, major: Human Relations, Degree: BA
- Taylor University, Upland IN, attended post term 1975
- Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas TX, attended summer 1980
- Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, attended 9/80-6/81
- Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, attended 9/81-6/86, major: New Testament, degree: Masters of Divinity
- Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, attended 6/94-6/01, major: Church Growth, degree: Doctor of Ministry
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
- Grow Scholar, Center of Renewal of the Churches, Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, IL
- Evangelism Award, American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region
- DR BARRY LOVETT DAY PROCLAMATION, Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawaii, February 17, 2013
- Recognized for 40+ Years of Pastoral Ministry, by Dr. Samuel Chetti, Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, the Southwest and Hawaii, at the Annual Meeting of the Hawaii Association of American Baptists, October 2017.
- Celebrating 15 years as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Honolulu, February 2018.