P.O. Box 1529 | Franklin, TN 37065 | info@communityoutreachministries.org | Tel: 615.591-1441 | 501(c)3  

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Dean Barham

Ministry Chaplain

Dean Barham is a community chaplain and minister for Community Outreach Services in Franklin Tennessee, providing chaplaincy services for the local sheriff’s department, youth athletic teams, caregivers for elderly, disabled and aging loved ones, and leaders in the business and faith community.  Dean also is an attorney part-time with his own firm serving clients in the areas of small business formation, contracts and estate planning. 


Dean recently finished his Doctor of Ministry degree at Lipscomb University in missional and spiritual formation.  Before completing his doctorate, Dean has served as a preaching minister and campus minister for churches in Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, as well as an adjunct professor in ministry and Bible at Lipscomb University and Lubbock Christian University. 


He has been married for over twenty-five years to his wife Melanie and has three wonderful children: Christine, David, and Luke. 


Dean also earned degrees from Harding Graduate School of Theology, the University of Virginia School of Law and Virginia Tech. 


Dean’s greatest passion in life and in work is to live and tell the story of a Man who wouldn’t stay dead.