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2013 Ambassador Photo Post: 

I am participating in the 50 States United for Healthy Air campaign because I recognize the importance of clean air to our future. Having asthmatics in my family, I know firsthand that clean air is paramount.

Clean Air Ambassador | Atlanta, Georgia

Reginald Barnes, Sr.

I was assigned to West Side in ‘09, after serving as pastor of St. James CME, the assistant at Midway CME and associate at College Park CME. I graduated with honors in ECON from Hampton University, in ‘91. After college, I began a career in banking with Bank of America. I excelled as a credit analyst, underwriter, loan officer and business development advisor with a loan portfolio of over $30 million. I worked for the NAACP, Business GA and SouthTrust Bank. I was appointed to the Muscogee County School Board’s 2003 SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee and served as chair of the Local School Advisory Council at Richard’s Middle School.

Currently, I am the Vice Chair of the LSAC at Mays High School in Atlanta. I am a 2008 honors graduate of the Philips School of Theology at the ITC in Atlanta. I was is the past chair of the Committee on Ministerial Examination of the CME Church’s West GA Region. I serve as the Chair of the Board of Finance of the GA North Region.

My wife Shonda and I are the parents of two children, Amanda, 18, and Gary, 17. I am a called and committed servant of Christ with a passion for soul-winning and making disciples.

I am a called and committed servant of Christ.

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.