Pastor Barry Quirk joined Greater Grace Christian Academy in July of 2014, fresh off the mission field of Budapest, Hungary where he and his wife, Veronica, and their daughter, Kendel, had been serving since 2004.
Pastor Barry is an administrator, an educator, and a pastor. He has been part of missionary teams to Jakarta, Indonesia and has been involved in leading outreaches to Vienna, Austria and Szolnok, Hungary. He has 10 years experience as a Bible college teacher and served for 9 years as the director of the Central European Theological Academy in Budapest. Pastor Barry has more than 16 years of pastoral experience and has served as an elder in the Budapest church and is a trustee in GGWO Baltimore.
Pastor Barry graduated from Stevens Christian High School in 1984, Stevens School of the Bible in 1987, and Maryland Bible College and Seminary in 1992. He also has earned an MBA from Bryan College in 2015.
While in Hungary, Pastor Barry had been serving as the managing director of our sister school, Greater Grace International School, a prestigious preschool-12th grade Christian private school in Budapest. Pastor Barry served on the advisory board of GGIS from 2004-2007 and as the Managing Director of GGIS from 2007-2014, 2 years of which he also served as the principal of the school. The Quirks have returned to Baltimore to the school where their daughter, Kendel, attended up until the third grade before leaving for Hungary. Kendel graduated from GGIS in June of 2014 and is now attending Stevenson University.