Rolfe Barnard 1904 -1969 A straight shooter from the mid 20th century, Rolfe Barnard was a sober preacher with a message from God. His preaching exalted the holiness of God and has been used by the Almighty to draw many to Christ. Rolfe Barnard was born in Alabama to believing parents who consecrated him to the ministry even before his birth. Rolf made a profession of salvation at a young age, but he rebelled against the call to preach the gospel and became a leader among infidels. When Rolfe Barnard finally surrendered fully to God, he immediately became a Baptist preacher. He began his ministry in Texas and did most of his evangelistic work in the American South.