Ryan Barba

Ryan Barba is an Oakland native who is following his passion of writing. It has lead to his desire to further his knowledge and insight in this profession by learning and sharing with others. Ryan attended primary and secondary schools in Oakland and has ties to various community outreach programs throughout the East Bay. Having spent his life in Oakland, he looks forward to using this opportunity as a platform to tell stories that are occurring in his wonderful community.

Stories by Ryan

The Power of Christ in East Oakland

Missio Dei Oakland (MDO) is a house church network that is positively serving disadvantaged people in East Oakland through compassion, personal connection and spreading the[Read more]


The definition of the word resilience is having the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Over the course of my life I’ve had the pleasure[Read more]