Gloria J. Barrett is a pastor, teacher, administrator, philanthropist and leader of the twenty-first century. Her numerous publications and presentations over the past thirty years span the area of ministry, community development, aging and nursing. Barrett inspires congregations and classrooms with her commitment to help others achieve their highest potential. She is the founder and pastor of Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church (2001) in Antioch, California. The church in Antioch is the first of the denomination to be established in the 21st century in the California Conference of the 5th Episcopal District. Pastor Barrett has successfully lead congregations in the 10th Episcopal District, Central Texas Conference – Austin Capitol District, 3rd Episcopal District, West Virginia Conference – Wheeling District and the Ohio Conference – Columbus District. She has been a trailblazer for the most part of her professional careers. As a wife, mother and grandmother, Barrett believes, “All things are possible with God”.