Barry Dennis – Author, Musician, Founder of Coexist Celebration and Celebration Church
Barry Dennis has worked with many of the most well-known spiritual leaders on the planet today. Barry has worked with Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Alan Cohen, Dr. Harold Bloomfield, Dr. John Gray, Deepak Chopra, Gary Zukav, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Joan Borysenko, Kenny Loggins, Jean Houston, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Amit Goswami, Karl Anthony, and many more.
Barry knew early on that he was destined for a life of writing and public speaking. Barry won best teenage speaker in a state-wide competition for his original presentation, “Teens, We get No Respect.” To help support himself through college as a communications major, he did standup comedy and performed with his band, Secret Agent. After graduating with honors, he created Chase Tele-production, a music and video production company.
In ’89, Barry performed in Gorky Park in Russia at an international Peace Conference for over 500 ambassadors of peace representing 15 different countries around the world. That week the Berlin Wall came down.
From 1993-2002, he was the Music Director and a creative consultant at one of the largest New Thought churches in America.
From 1993-2004, he also traveled the country delivering his program “Say Yes to Life” for schools and youth groups teaching the value of making positive choices.
In 2005, Barry founded Celebration Church-Portland, an independent New Thought church in Portland, Oregon. Within 3 years he grew the church to be one of the largest New Thought churches in the North West with a congregation of several hundred people each Sunday.
In 2010 he founded a whole new movement called “Coexist Celebration.” Coexist meets several times a year in different locations in the Portland, Oregon area. Coexist celebrates all faiths as unique expressions of the one truth — LOVE. Priests, Rabbis, Monks, Ministers and teachers of all faiths join together in the common goal of peace, peace of mind, and “peace of planet.”
The Vision is to create Coexist Celebrations in every city around the world. With all of this going on, his most rewarding and fulfilling role in life has been and remains that of Father and Husband.