Claim to fame: One of the seventy apostles chosen by the Lord to preach His name following His death.
Quote: ‘…and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.’ Acts 11:22-24
Fun fact: His name was Joses. Jesus gave him the name ‘Barnabas’, meaning son of ‘encouragement’ or ‘consolation’.