News Release

According To The Law

Meet Brother and Sister Barrow

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A haven for many serving with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Guam is thrilled to welcome Brother and Sister Barrow who have accepted the position of “Area Legal Counsel” for the Asia North Area. Having spent time in Korea and Mongolia awaiting borders to open, they will have the opportunity to see the beauty and history of this island before transitioning to their destination, Tokyo, Japan.

Brother Barrow, starting out with a private practice, then moved on to in-house jobs where he was the general counsel for several companies. He has handled a variety of complicated legal affairs for over thirty years. He’s also served as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Houston Law Center. Beginning March of 2020, he became employed with the Church where, along with the support of his wife, he brings a wide range of legal experience and skill to his new assignment.

As a young missionary, Brother Barrow served in the Korea Seoul Mission. Originally from Louisiana, he met Sister Barrow, who grew up in Michigan, at an LDS Institute class during a summer break from their university studies in Midland, Texas. 

Brother Barrow first studied Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University, then at Brigham Young University. He holds a J.D. in law and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from BYU.

Sister Barrow attended BYU where she played soccer while studying Physical Education. She received her B.S. degree in PE-Coaching from BYU. 

Brother Barrow served with his wife as President of the Korea, Busan Mission. He served as Stake President of the Houston Texas South Stake, as well as Bishop on three occasions, (including YSA ward bishop), Stake High Councilor, Ward Young Men President, Scoutmaster, and Seminary Teacher.

Sister Barrow, along with being Mission President’s Wife, served as Relief Society President on two occasions, Church Service Missionary, Assistant Medical Specialist, Ward Missionary, Primary Presidency Counselor, and Young Women Presidency Counselor.

Parents of five children, they are blessed with six grandchildren with one on the way. They have lived in the Bay Area, California, and the Washington D.C. area, but home has been the Houston, Texas area for nearly twenty-eight years. They tell how they love being in the outdoors. He likes running and biking and she enjoys walking and hiking.

Brother Barrow tells how “I feel the Lord’s hand in our work” as he talks of his assignment and how they were blessed to come to Guam to be closer to those he works with, not only physically as he joins two Legal Missionary couples here, but to share a time zone with those who he works with in Japan. They love being here in Guam. It’s the first tropical island they’ve lived on and love that they’ve left behind a graveyard shift to be closer to Japan.

Brother Barrow explains “our charge is to represent the first presidency, and we are to organize ourselves, the church and the kingdom, according to the laws of man” then quoting Doctrine and Covenants 44:4-5 “… ye shall obtain power to organize yourselves according to the laws of man; That your enemies may not have power over you;”

The Church in the Asia North Area is certainly in good hands with the Barrow’s at the helm of their legal affairs. What a wonderful addition they are.

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