P.D. Barnes had a history of being a nuisance as a kid. Timmy died while saving P.D. from drowning at Trickle Lake. Timmy also led P.D. to the Lord. After Timmy died P.D. returned back to his old self, being a nuisance. P.D. was put in Juvenile Detention until he was 18 after he was found guilty of armed robbery. P.D. then turned to the Lord again and became a minister to Inner City kids.
P.D. lived in an orphanage. He became friends with Timmy Riley and lived with the Rileys before Timmy's death.
|“|| Timothy Riley: P.D., I do know of one friend who will never hurt you or let you down.
P.D. Barnes: You do?
Timothy Riley: Uh huh. I can introduce you to him if you want me to.
P.D. Barnes: Where does this friend of yours live?
Timothy Riley: Right here, in my heart. His name is Jesus.
|“|| P.D. Barnes: What Timmy told me that night in the cabin about Jesus never left me. Detention gave me time to think about it. And I gave my life to the Lord while I was in jail.