The Pursuit of Emptiness

CB remembers the first time he got an opportunity to preach in front of a large crowd, he thought he was going to be Crown Jewel from drug addict to megachurch pastor. All eyes were on CB. Then it happened and he felt so empty.

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CB Barthlow


After a life of addiction and failure, CB Barthlow came back to his childhood faith at the age of 30. Since then, CB has served in the local church across various capacities, including worship, prison ministry, street evangelism, homeless outreach, refugee care, and youth/young adults. In 2018 CB set out to follow God’s call to plant a church in the city he once suffered in: Denver, CO. beacon was birthed out of much prayer and an earnest desire to lead the lost, the broken, and the hopeless of Denver, to become light-bearers in our city on a hill. CB & his wife Shannel live in Denver with their two sons and a big dog.

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