New Women’s Bible Study and Getting To Know Barbara Campbell!

Mar 1, 2021

I’m Barbara Campbell, and I’d like to invite you to join me and other women in  warm fellowship around the Word of God..  We’ll be digging into  the last four chapters of the book of Mark, which tells of Jesus’s last days on earth.  The study begins Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30 on Zoom (email me at to get the link).

I have some hopes and prayers for this study.  I hope we will take deep into our hearts the love that God has for us as we see the extent to which He goes to draw us to Himself.  This has been a year of suffering in our world and in our lives, and I hope that, by looking at Jesus, we can learn some things about how to suffer and about God’s purposes in our suffering.

In this study, we’ll dig into the Bible on our own and in small groups.  The Bible alone will be our text, the Holy Spirit our guide, and other women our fellow explorers.

It has been a pleasure for me to lead Bible studies for many years.  I love the Word of God.  I love the fellowship of getting together with other women to share thoughts, insights, stories, and laughter.  I love the challenge of the study and the stimulation of discussion. I love being on a journey with others as we follow Jesus together.

Please join us at any time!


Here’s a little about me:

Where did you grow up and how did you get here?

As a young child, I lived in Kansas and have many fond memories of the Midwest.  When I was eight, my parents moved to Los Angeles, and I lived on the UCLA campus while my dad did graduate work. We eventually settled in San Pedro, California where I grew up in the diverse LA city school system and we lived close to the beach.  I went to UCLA, studied art (oil painting)  and music (clarinet and voice). My first week there, I met Tom—a tan, blonde, cocky guy with a lot of sparkle and quick wit.  After graduating and getting married, we moved to San Francisco where he went to law school, and I taught elementary school.  We moved to Phoenix, three weeks before the birth of our first child, for Tom to take a law job.

 What’s your job?

Until the pandemic closed it down, I taught English to refugees at Lutheran Social Services.

Why are you at Roosevelt?

After raising our four kids in the suburbs, we finally decided to move downtown close to Tom’s work. After one visit at Roosevelt, we were sure it was the place for us.  We were so warmly greeted.  We loved the diversity of age, race, education, economics, etc.  We loved the mission of the church.  We loved the solid Bible focus.

 How long have you been here?

Six years.

 How long have you been a Christian? 

I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at the age of 8.  As I’ve grown, I have made more mature commitments as I’ve discovered more of what it means to be a Christian.  But I loved Jesus at age 8 , and have loved Him ever since.

 What are your hobbies?

I grew up in a musical family and have always loved singing.  I have recently gotten my oil paints out again after a several year hiatus.  I love spending time with our four kids and their spouses, as well as our eleven grandchildren.  One family lives here, in Denver, in the Middle East and in Seattle.  I love meeting up with people for coffee.  I love learning about cultures and hanging out with people from other countries.

What’s your favorite book?

The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck

What’s your favorite movie?

The Lives of Others  (Best Foreign Language Film 2006)