Barrington Ridge Baptist Church
97 Bracken Parkway
Hobart, IN 46342

PHONE: 219-942-8016
CLASSES: Sundays at 9:30 am
WORSHIP: Sundays at 10:45 am
JJ Hairston

JJ HAIRSTON, Senior Pastor:
Pastor JJ and his wife, Nanelle were married in 1999. They have been blessed with three children; Crisse, Calle, and Jayme. JJ is from Houston, TX and graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO with a B.S. in Pastoral Studies and Theology, and from Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology with a M.A. in Biblical Counseling. Before coming to Barrington Ridge, JJ and Nanelle worked in youth ministry, and still love to minister to youth whenever possible and he pastored his previous church for more than nine years.

JJ loves preaching and teaching God's Word, discipling others, leading the church in local and global missions, and finding new ways for people of all ages to minister together. Aside from ministry, JJ loves Dallas Cowboys football, Houston Rockets basketball, Houston Astros baseball, golf, family road trips, guitar, and cherry pie.

You can reach Pastor JJ at



RALPH GLEN BERNARDO, Assistant Pastor of Youth & Education:


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NANELLE HAIRSTON, Minster of Worship & Media:
Nanelle has been part of the Barrington Ridge family since April of 2016. She is hard working and inspirational, not only serving in our Worship and Media ministries but she also teaches our women’s Bible studies, runs our kids hope partnership, and oversees our MOPS ministry.  She has a passion for missions and serving others.  She is an amazing wife, mother, and friend, always putting the needs of others before herself.

You can reach Nanelle at

Kathy Worthington  

KATHY WORTHINGTON, Administrative Assistant:
Kathy joined the Barrington staff in September of 2008. She takes care of all the day-to-day tasks of the office, as well as keeping up the technical end of the ministry. She has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Teaching from Purdue University and has taught in the public school system. However, after the birth of her second child, she left her teaching career to become a stay-at-home mom. Now that all three kids are older, she enjoys working part-time at Barrington.

You can reach Kathy at