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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 Clay County 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.

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