About Us

Our Story

In 2000, a group of Christ-following business leaders in southern California understood that true success in God's Kingdom was not measured by a balance sheet. God gave them a vision for an organization that would create a platform for men and women like them to use their professional skills and experiences to help ministries flourish. The Barnabas Group was born and over the next two decades spread to cities across the country, blessing hundreds of faith-based nonprofits. The Kingdom impact of that work is immeasurable.
The COVID pandemic, a national reorganization of The Barnabas Group, and a period of focused strategic analysis here in Houston propelled us to move forward in 2021 as Fellowship of Barnabas Partners, honoring the Barnabas heritage and following our call to serve Houston Partners who want to learn how to better influence the nonprofit sector for the glory of God.

Why "Barnabas"?

Throughout Acts and the epistles, we find glimpses into the personality of this prominent first-century Jew who encouraged others toward generosity, was known as a prophet and teacher, traveled widely, became Paul's trusted companion, regularly advocated for the misunderstood, mentored and restored his young relative John Mark, needed restoration himself after getting caught up in hypocrisy, and was called "beloved" by the apostles in Jerusalem.
His many years of church leadership displayed courage, integration of faith and work, visionary insight into the people around him, and humility. It is no surprise that he was known by his nickname "Barnabas," meaning "Son of Encouragement," and there is no question that he still inspires followers of Christ toward innovative leadership in both for-profit and nonprofit endeavors.

Board Members

Dennis Turnipseed
Chairman

Dennis Turnipseed

Chairman

After 28 years in the corporate world, Dennis retired to pursue God's true calling on his life and became Executive Director of Eyes On Me, Inc. He has been married to Sally for more than three decades and has three children. As much as he enjoys the great outdoors, running, and reading (especially the Bible), Dennis' passion is sharing the gospel with others. He finds Barnabas fulfilling because it allows Christians to bridge the gap between the corporate world that is full of resources and the poverty-stricken world where resources are desperately needed.


Greg Crochet
Treasurer

Greg Crochet

Treasurer

Greg is a Director with EEPB, managing the firm’s oil & gas outsource accounting department. He joined the firm upon graduation from Texas A&M and now has over 25 years’ experience in public accounting. The experience he has gained with due diligence accounting and timely accurate reporting, along with being known for close and trusting relationships with clients, position him to be effective in the nonprofit world. Greg is married with five sons, and is an active member of Second Baptist Church North.


F. Maxwell Evans

F. Maxwell Evans


Max has practiced law in Houston for over 48 years. He currently serves as Senior Of Counsel at Eggleston & Briscoe, LLP where he focuses on commercial real estate and private company transactions. As a Barnabas partner, Max enjoys mentoring Christian non-profit ministries and providing guidance to them in legal and governance areas.


Pam Lilly

Pam Lilly


Pam Lilly has enjoyed 20 years in the travel industry in marketing and account management and 12 years in ministry fund development. Currently, Pam serves with Mission Increase as an Area Director, training, and coaching ministry leaders in Biblical fundraising. Pam is the author of Mary Morning Martha Day and enjoys photography, cooking, baking, and spending time with God. As a Barnabas partner, Pam loves helping non-profit ministries grow more fully in their cause.


Nancy Penney
Executive Director

Nancy Penney

Executive Director

Nancy has worked as a software developer, homeschooling mother of six, high school math teacher, ordained minister, and hospital culture consultant, along with significant volunteer leadership for many nonprofits including churches, several universities, Boy Scouts, La Leche League, and innumerable youth sports teams, choirs and theatre groups. Like other Partners, she sees that God has been shaping and directing her to a culminating season of significance with FBP. When she’s not wearing her Barnabas “hat,” Nancy sews costumes, cheers for the Astros, travels, and enjoys time with ten (so far!) grandchildren.


Holly Dosch

Holly Dosch


Holly serves as Assistant Director of 100x Harvest, Inc. and is involved with several ministries that support leaders in the persecuted church, provide training for pastors, plant churches, and create audio recordings of Scripture in heart languages. She and her husband Jim have traveled to the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Asia on several projects supporting these ministries. Holly is currently an Ambassador for Multiplication Network Ministries. She has also been actively involved in women’s ministry teaching Bible studies and in Bible Study Fellowship International.

Holly and Jim live in the Houston area and have seven grown children. They attend Sugar Creek Baptist Church.


Fellowship of Barnabas Partners helps Christian marketplace leaders help nonprofits.
Fellowship of Barnabas Partners is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian 501c3 exempt organization.
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