Rex Barber

Team leader, staff architect
Joined EMI: October 1999
Birthplace: Mobile, AL.
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Professional Training & Experience

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, 1979
  • An Architect with various design firms in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, 1979-1994
  • Owner and founder of, No Place like Home architecture & design in Overland Park, KS, 1996-2001
  • Serving with EMI USA, 2001- to present,  Architect & Project Leader

Rex comes to EMI with 20+ years’ experience, both commercial and residential design.  Before Rex's architecture experience, he grew up and worked on the family farm/ranch in central Kansas. 


Ministry Experience

His first mission trip as a believer was to China, in 1988 and has been involved with missions since that first trip. Rex’s first missions' were locally in the Colorado Springs and Kansas City areas with Habitat for Humanity. In 1994 he “volunteered” with EMI, which was life changing experience to Zacapa, Guatemala. He continued on many short term mission trips back to that same project for many for years. Rex joined staff with EMI in 2001. He is ordained as a Gospel Worker and has a calling to the nations for Christ.


Rex met Sally while working on a habitat home in the inner city of Kansas City, MO, in 1990. They were married in 1992 and have two adult daughters. Sara has her BSN and is working in Kansas City at KU Med. in the Trama Unit.  Madeline graduated from KSU with a degree in Speech Pathology, she is also living in KC and is working on her Masters in Education. Rex and Sally live on the North side of Colorado  Springs.