In 1979-80 he served as a Word Over the World Ambassador for the Way International in Washington, D.C. In 1983 he was graduated by the 11th Way Corps and received an Associate Degree in Practical Theology from the Way College of Biblical Research.
In the early 1980s he wrote two articles that appeared in the Word-in-culture magazine Free Spirit: a cover story about Way Builders called "Proud to be Builders," and a portrait of the artist Tom Cowan called "No Limits." Moving to San Antonio, Texas, from 1983 to 1992 he served as a Twig, Twig-Area and Branch Coordinator for the Way Ministry. Between 1992 and 1996 he taught four live Foundational Classes on Power for Abundant Living. From 1994 to 1998 he was the editor and publisher of the hard-copy version of the Biblical Research Journal.
Still residing in San Antonio, he "keeps body and soul together" as a window cleaning contractor and financial markets trader, and holds fellowship meetings at his home three times a week. He is also privileged to be involved with believers from Georgia to Pennsylvania to Alabama, and from India to Venezuela to Cameroon.<
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In 1975, Jim completed studies at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces New Mexico. He received a BA in Journalism, Mass Communications, Photojournalism, Cinematography, Advertising and Television Production, with minors in Geology and Electrical Engineering. Jim also completed studies toward a Masters Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology.
During his early career, he was Production Manager for a custom, commercial photographic and production laboratory, and was a Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 multi-media corporation. From 1990 to 1998 he served as Vice President of Corporate Development for an Austin-based independent oil and gas Company. In 1999 Jim founded Focus Digital Marketing Services & FocusArts.com and is sole owner of the company. FocusArts.com provides graphics and web services to a variety of commercial clients. Amoung his non-profit clientele he supports, participates with and supplies website work for three Christian motorcycle ministries, two chapters in Texas and one in Florida.
Jim was a student of The Way Ministry Biblical research and teaching ministry for a number of years. While living in Houston, Texas, he took the Foundational and Intermediate classes, and in 1983 he graduated the Advanced Class at the Way College of Emporia. From 1987 to 1989 he was a Twig Fellowship Coordinator in San Antonio, Texas. He and his wife Mary live in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where they enjoy motorcycling, Camping & Shooting.
One of Jim's favorite verses is III John 2, which says, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
Richard Kevin Barton was born in Florida and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. After graduating from High School in 1974 he joined the Army and attended the Navy School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia. Richard was permanently assigned to the 5th Army Band in San Antonio's Ft. Sam Houston Army base. In 1975, Richard was living in the same apartment complex as Jim Perine and others. He sat through the Power for Abundant Living class in December of 1975 and never looked back. Within a year of completing the foundational class, he began running fellowships in his home. During his first few years as a fellowship leader, he learned and developed his skills in witnessing and became proficient in the art of witnessing.
In 1979, he entered the 10th Way Corps with his then wife, Julie. The Way Corps is a 4 year Christian leadership program designed to prepare people for a lifetime of Christian service. During his second year, his wife decided she was not willing to continue the program and the couple left the program in November of 1980. His immediate leadership was assigned to Reno, Nevada and invited Richard to go with them. He was eager to accept the invitation. He remained in Reno from August of 1981 until 1983 when he re-entered the 14th Way Corps in residence program. The successful completion and graduation into the Way Corps was fulfilled on time in 1986. Since then, he has run multiple in home fellowships with success in teaching and witnessing to win new people to God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Richard attributes to standing for so many years to the integrity of the Word he learned in the first few years of his involvement in Biblical Research. His love and passion for God's Word is obvious to all who meet or know him.
This Internet iteration of the Biblical Research Journal has been online since April 1, 2007. The original journal was a hardcopy publication, produced and distributed by mail. It was in print from January 1994 to July 1998.
Almost all of the articles from the "old days" are being reedited and updated in format, and will be uploaded here as our "construction work" moves ahead. The exception, as far as reediting, is the Editor-and-Publisher's "Footnotes" columns, which except for being formatted in HTML, will appear in the BRJ Archive as originally published.