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Joel A. Barker


Joel A. Barker is a sports writing preacher. Joel was a longtime Featured Columnist covering College Football for The Bleacher Report before beginning his pursuit in pastoral ministry studies. Throughout his five years covering sports as a freelance writer, Joel's articles were picked up by sites such as and Joel is a family man. He and his wife Tina have four boys. Follow Joel on Twitter @joelabarker.

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Jul 18, 2018



3 Big Things from Blackman's Win over Hendersonville

Aug 18, 2018 at 08:28 am by joelabarker

It's High School football time in Tennessee! Regular season play kicked off for teams across the Volunteer State Friday night. Region 3-6A's Blackman Blaze traveled to Hender.... Read More

Mathnasium's game night makes learning fun

Aug 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm by joelabarker

What do pizza, math games, and a giant A+ costume have in common? Well, if you were at Mathnasium's Free Math Game Night on Saturday, Aug. 11, you know the answer to that ques.... Read More

Blackman Community Rallies Around Standout Lineman’s Family

Aug 13, 2018 at 08:00 am by joelabarker

When Blackman standout offensive lineman Micheal Brown and his family moved from Gordonsville to Murfreesboro four years ago, they had no idea what a tremendous blessing it wo.... Read More

SEC Football Primer: Alabama Still Cream of the SEC Crop

Aug 09, 2018 at 08:00 am by joelabarker

The fall chill is not in the air quite yet, but football is back nonetheless. Fall practice has commenced across the nation. Here in the South, SEC Football is.... Read More

Save the Date: The Biggest Games of 2018 for Football Fans in Middle Tennessee

Aug 02, 2018 at 09:00 am by joelabarker

While there is no shortage of preseason football coverage in our area, we figured football fans like you would appreciate a heads-up of the most important dates of the upcomin.... Read More

We Are Worship: Creating a Community for Local Worship Leaders

Jul 29, 2018 at 09:14 am by joelabarker

The term "Music City USA" usually brings to mind a sound characterized by a country twang. Nashville and the surrounding Middle Tennessee region has long been known for i.... Read More

Photos: Blackman Football Scrimmage vs. Franklin High School

Jul 28, 2018 at 11:25 am by joelabarker

Blackman High School's football team prepared for the regular season with a scrimmage versus Franklin High School on Friday at The Inferno. The Blaze's first game is Aug. 17.... Read More

Blackman Grads Excelling in the Sports World

Jul 24, 2018 at 10:00 am by joelabarker

Supporters of Blackman High School athletics have had plenty to cheer about in recent years. From region titles to state tournament appearances, a championship-level style of.... Read More