Camp Barkeley

Vision & Values

Camp Barkeley Training and Equipping Center exists to provide opportunities for education, retreat, networking and preservation.

We value learning, stewardship, community and partnerships.


Camp Barkeley Training and Equipping Center is an apostolic event complex offering training, retreat and facility rental opportunities, is committed to the equipping and sending of sustainable leaders, and is dedicated to the preservation of its historical and environmental resources.

Poorman's Story

Norm and Angel Poorman are high school sweethearts who have founded their lives upon the gospel of Jesus. Norm and Angel were married in 1993 and have two sons, Hunter and Hayden.

The Poormans hold their family as their primary ministry but also feel called to serve others in the places God leads them. Abilene, Texas has been their home for years, but God has birthed in them a heart for the nations and for seeing His kingdom spread to the ends of the earth.

Dr. Norm Poorman received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Certificate of Missions from Abilene Christian University in 1994. He holds a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry and a Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Angel Poorman is a Registered Dental Hygienist, and together they have practiced dentistry in Abilene, Texas since 2001.

God has given the Poormans many opportunities to serve in prayer, healing, and service-based ministries. They attend Beltway Park Church where they serve on the prayer and ministry team. They have facilitated classes with Transformation School of Supernatural Ministry, and serve at Love and Care Ministries through dental clinics and feeding programs.