As an award winning Christian musician, comedian and dramatist, Barry loves to entertain and minister. For the past twenty three years, he has lived his dream.  Best known for country comedy featuring “Harvey Tater”, Barry uses humor to create a great atmosphere during church services that also reaches outside the walls of the church to minister to many who might not otherwise hear the gospel.  

As a NASCAR chaplain, Barry volunteered as shop chaplain for Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) and Todd Bodine. He has also worked with Richard Childress Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports.  

Several years ago, God prompted Barry to expand his ministry within the motorsports world. He began providing evangelistic messages at NHRA and NASCAR events. Ordained with Racers for Christ and Raceway Ministries, Barry now presents chapel services for NASCAR as well as several national drag racing (NHRA) events each year.

In addition to being a NHRA and NASCAR Chaplain, Barry has also performed as a platform artist with Prison Fellowship and Chuck Colson sharing God’s word through comedy with hundreds of inmates each year. Barry has had the privilege to work with Dr. Tony Evans, Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels, Aaron Neville, and many other celebrity figures.  

Much of this ministry to the world of motor sports and prisons is conducted on a volunteer basis.  Barry  welcomes ministry partners to join him in spreading the gospel and serve in this arena.  To witness the powerful gift of sharing The Word with the inmates is a blessing beyond measure. 

Barry is thankful for the recognition his ministry has received from several music associations.  He has won 13 Christian comedy awards across the country, including awards in Nashville and Pigeon Forge.

  • 3x Comedian of the Year and 2x Top 5 Finalist for Entertainer of the Year – ICM (Inspirational Country Music Association) – Nashville, TN
  • 4x Comedian of the Year – CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) – Pigeon Forge, TN
  • 4x Comedian of the Year – ICGMA (International Country Gospel Music Association – West Plains, MO   including 2016 Comedian of the Year
  • 2x Comedian of the year – Agape Fest – Texas

 Our current live musical productions include: (For a sample of some of these shows, visit our Video page)                                                                        

John on Patmos

Island of Patmos

  • Daniel in the Lion’s Den
  •  John on the Island of Patmos
  • David and Goliath – The Battle is the Lord’s
  • Jonah’s Journey (Comedy)                                                
  • Harvey Garvey Tater (Country Comedy)
  • Johnny Rock – 81 year old rock star (Comedy)                                         

 Some of our characters have been televised on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC and we also landed a role in the ABC movie “Target Earth”.

 Each year, in addition to our numerous prison campaigns and racing events, we do multiple Youth Crusades, Vacation Bible Schools as well as many family church services and nursing home shows.

As a result of how God is blessing this ministry, Barry is now asked to be the keynote speaker at many major functions.

For more information on how to bring Barry to your area, please contact our Public Relations Manager:

Nicci Gustavus: by email barrymcgeeministry@gmail.com or call 318-272-1060.

Or you may reach Barry directly: barrymcgee@barrymcgee.org or call 336-724-9780

30 comments on “About

  1. I have had the privilege of working with Barry several times and each time they have been a true blessings. He does such a great job both outside and inside the church settings. If you get a chance to use him you will not be sorry. I even had a chance to be his straight man one time on a TV show. It caught me off guard but I enjoyed it so much. He loves Jesus and can share Him in so many different ways. He is unique one of a kind and we can be thankful there is not another one like him. LOL Pastor Ron Lasley, the fasterpastor

  2. I have been a friend and former business partner with Barry for over 27 years. I have been a supporter of the work our Lord Jesus has called him to do since day one. It has been awesome to watch the places God has taken Barry and the people who He has put Barry in the presence of. God took a country boy from Stokesdale, NC and made him into a powerful tool for His use.

    I have been blessed to a part of all that God has done through the man Barry McGee.

  3. I’ve worked with Barry many times at the speedway, at my last church and at my current church, The Community Fellowship in Collinsville VA. Barry is a great man with a great calling on his life. He literally has more talent than many people I have met and more passion for following God than many Christian artists I have met. He will bless your life, your church and your event in a big way!!!!

  4. Hi,
    I’ve not had the priviledge to work with Barry McGee, but I did get to see him for my first time at, believe it or not, The Davidson County Tea Party Christmas function on 12-13-2012. He was not only inspirational to say the least, but was hilarious in his routine. He can actually sing too. I loved his act to the point that I laughed so hard my mouth almost cramped up on me. This man is worth what ever it will cost to get him in your church, as well as other functions, especially for the senior citizen groups. All you young folks would do well to watch him also. He will wake you up. He can do what ever you need done, not just for entertainment, but most important of all, he can do what is needed to present The Gospel of the Lord Jesus. And we all know this country needs The Gospel above all other things, including money. God bless you Barry. Keep up the good fight.

  5. It was indeed a pleasure having Mr. McGee entertain and enlighten me at Mint Hill Community Church (Mint Hill, NC) today, December 30, 2012. I am a church member ~ not one of the big shots…TeHe. The “big shot” is Pastor Andrew Byrd who was resourceful enough to track down Mr. McGee. Thanx, Andrew…!

    I am a huge NASCAR fan and a former criminal defense paralegal who has seen the insides of many jails and prisons working with clients. As such, I could really relate to the insight of Mr. McGee and fully appreciate the nature of his work.

    And ~ yep…he really can sing and dance and make ya laugh…:-)

    Keep up the great work, Mr. McGee and come on back and see us here in Mint Hill aka “Mental Hill”.

    God bless you and give yourself huge (((Hugs))) ~ from me 🙂

    ~Deb Browder~

  6. Barry is a dear friend and brother too and we have him coming our way (Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, WV) June 2-6 Sunday-Thursday, 2013 … Barry has blessed and challenged congregations I have pastored for over 20 years and camps we have lead as well. Folks, family and friends are laughing and crying, praising God and turning back to HIM through brother Barry. God will use him and we invite you to come our way this June and use Barry when you can. May our King continue to get all the glory….Pastor Ron McClung, Mt.Vernon Baptist Church

    • yo danielle–
      great to hear from you!!!!

      hey i will be doing a revival at hurricane w.va. at mt vernon baptist church is coming week–june 2—6 and then at east point w.va june 7-8-9–
      hollar back at me

  7. What a blessing seeing you for three shows in East Bank WV, I enjoyed your humor, song and prayer. I told Pastor Monty I had never laugh so hard in church, thank you again and God Bless

  8. Today we had the great honor of having Barry deliver his message today in 2 different services at First Assembly of God in Clio, AL. He is one of the best if not the best comedian I have ever seen. He delivers a very powerful message in a very unique and enjoyable way. I wish him the best of luck and hope we have the pleasure of seeing him again very soon.

  9. Hi Barry , it’s been a long time! Checking on dates and possibility of getting u back to Minnesota

      • Barry … So very much enjoyed you Daniel presentation in Fishersville last month. Not sure why the calendar on the blog says Oct 2014 since we met in July 2015. I wanted to tell you I loved the “Homemade” CD and my wife as a big Michael Jackson fan as a teenager likes the MJ parodies… Looking forward to our next meeting. Let me know anytime you’re in Virginia and I will try my best to get to your show… Thanks KLR aka Cornbread

  10. I was so enlighted with your love of our Lord with your presentation of John the Baptist at my church Calvery Baptist Kannapolis N C last sunday God Bless you for sharing with sharing

  11. Was richly blessed by your modernized flash from the past rendition of Daniel in the lion’s den. Always enjoy you ministering at the Marietta (OH) Celebration Center:)

  12. This is Rev. Bill Hooper at Graham Memorial Church, you were with us several years ago…wondering what it would cost to get you back to Newport NC in 2016. Please email me at mhooper@ec.rr.com or call my cell…so pleased to see how you are being used of our Father.

  13. Barry, just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed meeting you last night at The Inn . It was a real blessing to my heart. Thanks so much for the encouraging words. Please keep Uturn in your prayers, that God will use us to help reach the lost and bring hope to so many in need. Many blessings to you and your good work !

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