"The Word is My Life" Training Ministry

A woman of God called to help others find the path of life (Ps. 16:11).

"For to me, living means living for Christ ..." (Phil. 1:21, NLT)


God bless you!

I am Dr. Iris K. Barrett, founder of “The Word is My Life.” This ministry is a sanctuary ministry of soul care, restoration, and growth.

In these uncertain days, wise people seek truth, direction, and peace within. If that is you, this ministry can help. “The Word is My Life” provides teaching, lay counseling, ministry, and prayer designed to help you not only gain clarity but also find purpose in life.

This ministry’s strength centers on teaching. So what will you learn? You'll learn how to apply the wisdom of God's Word to your life. From wherever you are, you'll learn how to move forwardI share from my own life’s journey of growth in God and His Word. He's never failed to lead me through. He's always navigated my life onward. 

Since 2002, I’ve come alongside individuals, groups, and ministries. One group participant recently shared this feedback: “Your expressions through videos, lessons, courses, support, prayer, music, and "Just Iris” videos bring color to "The Word Is My Life."   

Read testimonials from others impacted by this life-changing ministry.

I present a multi-faceted approach tailored to your needs. I am excited to work with all who want to go forward.


So, how might I be of service to you?  


Click here to return to my homepage for links to all that this ministry offers.

For lay counsel, click here. For personal growth talks, click here.

To experience Dr. Barrett's ministry and encouragement style, see her videos entitled "This is just Iris" found here.


More about Dr. Iris Barrett …

Community Ministry | In my community, I’ve partnered with Christian Community Outreach Ministries in Hickory, serving as a biblical counselor there. Since 2002, I’ve ministered to clients and others in the community who seek soul care, life direction, and restoration. I also disciple those who desire to walk in the call of Christ on their lives, particularly women in ministry.

Personal Life | In addition to being a wife, daughter, sister, niece, and auntie, I've been blessed by God to be a spiritual mother to many.


Reach out …

I look forward to speaking with you about ways "The Word is My Life" might assist you.  Reach out today through the Contact Form on this page. God bless you!


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Education:  BSPH (Bachelor of Science in Public Health) from UNC-Chapel Hill summa cum laude; MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Duke University; Ed. D. (Doctor of Education with a concentration in Adult Education) from Regent University 

Certificate Course and Membership:  American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)  

Community Involvement and Work:  Leader, "Women with a Call" Leadership Group; Leader, "Women in Ministry" Discipleship Group; Adjunct Professor - Adult Education, Regent University; Former Catawba Valley Community College Trustee; and Former Hospice Patient Volunteer   

Awards:  2011 - 2012 Beazley Scholarship Recipient; 2010-2011 Who's Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities; 1999 Woman of Distinction Award; 1997 William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations; 1993 Outstanding Business Woman of Catawba County


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Dr. Barrett offers writings, teachings, videos, and counsel to support your growth in Christ! God has great plans for you! Reach out today for encouragement that will inspire your heart and launch you forward. Peace to you! 



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