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The mission of Operation Barnabas can be found in our name: Barnabas means “Son of Encouragement.”  Our purpose is to provide hope, encouragement, and mentorship to at-risk veterans and first responders through outreach and resources in a swift and timely manner.  By providing sanctuary, meeting physical needs, and linking resources, we endeavor to ignite a positive transformation in those striving to find purpose and meaning.



Operation Barnabas was founded in 2017 by Osee “Trey” Fagan, a 17 year Marine Special Operations Sniper.  Osee returned home from combat with PTSD and TBI. After struggling away from combat, Trey found life through Project Sanctuary, strong mentors, and ultimately in Jesus Christ.

Operation Barnabas helps veterans/first responders struggling with PTSD, addiction, family and marital issues and work through “levels of care”, much like triage. 

Operation Barnabas has the capability to handle: 

  • Crisis response

  • Assessments/evaluation to determine level of care needed

  • Mentorship

If we do take on an individual for mentorship, we provide resources such as:

  • Transportation

  • Lodging

  • Trip to partnering Project Sanctuary 6 day retreat

  • Counseling

  • Mentorship

  • Employment


Each individual we help is unique.  A strength of Operation Barnabas is our ability to use this proven template and adjust, be flexible, to each individual or family.  Our end state is to have the veteran/first responder back in control of his/her life, with hope to continue moving forward.



  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, trustworthy and true, without error, Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • We believe there is only one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

  • We believe Jesus Christ is God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His death that paid for our sin through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension/rising up to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1; Matthew 1:18,25; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 9:15-22; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 9:27-28)

  • We believe that acceptance of Jesus Christ and the corresponding renewal of the Holy Spirit are the only paths to salvation for lost/sinful men and women. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives within and guides Christians, so they are enabled to live godly lives. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)

  • We believe in eternal life, and that through belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we spend eternity with the Lord in Heaven. We believe that in rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we receive eternal suffering in hell. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, that all believers are members of His body, the Church. (Philippians 2:1-4)

  • We believe God’s design for sexual intimacy is to be expressed only within the context of marriage. God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

  • We believe that God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people; following Christ’s example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity

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