Mike & Shahien Barber

Founder & Director

Mike started going to prisons in 1980. From there, he fell in love with bringing hope to his brothers and sisters behind the wire. He has seen hundreds of thousands come to know Jesus through this ministry. He is currently serving as the Director of the ministry.

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Brandon Barber


Brandon currently serves as the CEO of MBM. He is also the Senior Pastor of Elevate People in Houston, TX. He has served along side his father for over 10 years. Many men, women, and families have come to Elevate People and have found hope because this ministry is dedicated to going into the prisons. It is his aim to create a Church that anyone can call home.

Spanky Goodwin

Prison director

Spanky has been with the ministry 27 years. God called Spanky because of his desire to see lives changed with the Gospel! Spanky loves to see people hunger for the Lord. He has over 33 years of prison experience and is excited to continue to be used by God!