Joycelyn E. Barnett was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. In her early years, the family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she received her formative education through the New York Public school system. She later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Herbert Lehman College, in Bronx, New York. 

Evangelist Barnett received her ministerial education through various biblical institutions. She attended Florida Atlantic University and is a graduate of the Church of God School of Ministry Ministerial Internship Program.  She is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God, headquarted in Cleveland, Tennesse, where both her parents, Bishop Septimus E. Reid and First Lady Louise S. Reid were also both ministers.

Evangelist Barnett answered the call to ministry after many years of rebelling against the truth. Upon her conversion, Evangelist Barnett began preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide. She is an avid learner and believer of the word of God. She firmly believes that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, died, was resurrected, now sits at the right hand of His father, and that He is coming back again.  Evangelist Barnett believes that the Word of God is truth and that the Word causes change, as evidenced by her life.

After several years of operating under the evangelistic mantel, Evangelist Barnett yielded to the call of Pastoral Ministry, during which time she founded and Pastored Rhema Word Ministries Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She served as shepherd of this wonderful ministry for seventeen years, and where its focus was evangelizing the world for Jesus Christ.  During her pastorate, Evangelist Barnett, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, decided to re-enter the field of evangelism on a full-time basis.

Upon her return to full-time evangelism, she was anointed with the auspicious title of Prophetess.  Evangelist Barnett is a prophet to the nations, commissioned to dismantle territorial assignments of the enemy.

Within her return to evangelism, Healing the Harvest Ministries International was also birthed – a prophetic and evangelistic outreach ministry.  Evangelist Barnett saw the need for a ministry that would help to remedy a lost world and bring healing to the nations.  She believes that once individuals have tasted of the Lord (Psalms 34:8), it is imperative that they also share the gospel to a lost and dying world. Reaching the lost has become the mandate under which Evangelist Barnett operates, venturing to reach the entire world for Jesus Christ.

Evangelist Barnett believes in holiness, and that holiness is still a standard by which we must live. She loves the church, the people of God, and the work of God, and consistently delivers life-changing messages with intensity and passion. She is a willing labourer seeking to heal the harvest for Jesus Christ.

“… The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” -Luke 10:2




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