Barbara Huntting knew from a young age that music was her calling and gifting from God. Growing up in a family of faith and accepting Christ at the age of five, Barbara spent hours singing and playing the piano at home, church, and in her community. Her grandparents purchased her very first piano and encouraged her musical gifts while providing a Christian education. In the summer before her 8th grade year, Barbara attended a youth camp where she committed her life to serve the Lord through music ministry.
After high school, she attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where she majored in elementary education. In 1988, music ministry called Barbara to relocate to southern California. She led worship and children’s choirs at Faith Baptist Church in Oceanside and continued her college career at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas. During her college career, Barbara toured the U.S. every summer fundraising for and representing her college through leading worship in local churches.
Over the years, music has served Barbara well in a variety of capacities. She has led worship on church staff, worked as a professional musician on stage and in recording projects, taught music in public and private schools, and entertained at nursing homes and in piano bars. Barbara’s passion is to ignite a heart of authentic worship in people of all ages, but especially in children. Music has the power to communicate truth and transform the mind like no other medium. Barbara encourages all students to experience music in her classroom through listening, movement, touch, and performance. She finds joy in watching students grow in their skills, confidence, and seeing the music classroom as a safe space to explore.
Barbara met her husband, Darren, in Bible college and they share a passion for music ministry and education. They celebrated 30 years of marriage in May 2021. Barbara and Darren are proud parents of three very musical adult children and two musical daughter-in-laws. Barbara resides in Trabuco Canyon and spends her time off singing, playing the piano, scrapbooking, and card-making.
M.A. Christian Education – Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College
B.A. Music – Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College