He is the principal writer of Big Ideas!, a children’s missions curriculum published by The C&MA. Rev. Barta is a contributing writer to the book Knowing Jesus.
He developed and conducted the Heart of A Teacher Workshop in churches throughout the country. In 2012 he launched DiscipleZone Resources to provide churches with resources he wrote for the children and adults at Grace Church.
Rev. Barta is a graduate of Fort Wayne Bible college and Asbury Theological Seminary. He is married to Marsha and has three adult daughters, a son-on-law and three grandchildren. For relaxation he enjoys woodworking, photography and visiting lighthouses.