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 Church 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.

Sean Rose

Prison director

Sean is passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His heart is to see people come to the saving knowledge of Jesus. He knows that if he can change, anyone can. The Gospel is an everyday lifestyle that he desires to show through action to all he comes into contact with. He was exposed to prison ministry while attending Christ For The Nations Institute. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Advanced Leadership & Pastoral from CFNI. He moved from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX to serve those who may feel forgotten.

Eric Overstreet

Volunteer & Media Coordinator

Eric has a heart for helping men who are in prison and coming out to become productive disciples of Christ who can contribute financially, ethically, and spiritually to their communities! He is passionate about prison ministry and loves going into the prisons to bring the light of Christ to those incarcerated. He has a Bachelors degree in Technical Theatre and most recently worked in the pro audio-visual field designing and installing systems. He attends Elevate People in Houston, TX.