In 1996, Caroline came to The Dream Center after hearing her family discuss the work being done there. After her visit, Caroline felt God calling her to volunteer at the Center. At 18, Caroline and her best friend started the Food Truck Ministry delivering food to impoverished families and individuals each day. Today, more than 50,000 people are fed each month through this outreach ministry.
In 1999, Caroline wed Dream Center Senior Pastor Matthew Barnett, and they have two children, daughter Mia Aimee, and son Caden West. Together, they have ignited a spark in the inner-city of Los Angeles. The Dream Center is currently reaching thousands of people every week for the Lord Jesus Christ, providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other necessities.
In 2001, Matthew and Caroline also became the senior pastors of Angelus Temple, the birthplace of the Foursquare denomination, giving The Dream Center ministry a much needed sanctuary. Together, the historic Angelus Temple and The Dream Center are reaching thousands of people in Los Angeles and are truly effecting change in an impoverished area of a hurting city where many believed a large church could never exist at all.
Caroline has played a pivotal role in program development at The Dream Center. Programs such as the Family Floor, a transitional program for homeless families, and Project Prevention, a foster care intervention program designed to keep families together, and many more have all been created out of her desire to help families succeed. Caroline also leads Angelus Temple’s women’s ministry. She is passionate about inspiring the women of the church to find their God-given cause to change this world with just a little bit of effort and a lot of faith; simply their willingness.