About us



Who We Are

The Barry Agency is an entertainment agency and speakers bureau.  It was started by Lisa Barry in 1991, is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and features a wide variety of clean entertainers and speakers.   The agency's talent base includes speakers, emcees, comedians, illusionists, musicians and mimes.

What We Do 

We partner with churches and other Christian organizations to book the right talent for your upcoming event.  Only the best speakers and entertainers will get you the success you desire.  We act as a liaison between you and the speaker / artist to clearly define the needs of the event and create a win-win solution.  If we cannot meet your needs with our immediate talent roster, we can do a search for the talent needed.

If you represent a church, we have the speaker or entertainer you need for your event whether it be for Sunday School, Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, Worship Service, Youth Group, etc.   Christian schools and colleges can find someone on our roster for for a student rally or other special on-campus event.  Other Christian organizations can locate an entertainer, emcee or speaker for a fundraiser or other special event. 

No matter the occasion, you should be able to find the talent you need at our agency.  Within this web site, we make your search easier by offering multiple navigational paths.  You can find a person by name, talent type (speaker, juggler...), event type (Mother Daughter Banquet, Children's Ministry Event, Outreach...) or   topic (marriage, prayer, pro-life...).  Performers will tailor their programs to meet your specific needs.  The artists also provide outreach content that they effectively blend in with their entertainment.

Who We Represent

We represent many Christian public speakers and entertainers -- many of whom work within a Christian ministry on a full time basis.  Each entertainer, or speaker, has a vast amount of experience performing in front of Christian organizations locally, nationally and / or internationally.  These performers partner with you to make your event a success.  

The Benefits We Offer

The Barry Agency provides many benefits to the event planner and to the speaker / entertainer.   We offer the following services with each engagement:

  • Entertainment and Speaker advice tailored to your specific needs.

  • Research for requested talent.

  • Negotiation of logistical details.

  • Brokering of an agreement (booking) between you and the talent in the form of an official contract.

In short, we handle the many entertainment details so that you can concentrate on the rest of the event.

Your Event Partner

We will spend the time necessary to help you find the best talent for your event. The only way that we can be successful is by helping you be successful.  We are innovative, creative and have lots of resources for your event.

Contact us today so that we can help make your event a great success!