The limited information we have on St. Barnabas is found in the New Testament. He was a Jew, born in Cyprus, and given the name Joseph at birth. Barnabas came to know Christ and sold all of his property and gave the profits to the Apostles. Barnabas began preaching with Paul and John Mark. Barnabas was eventually stoned to death around the year 61. His feast day is celebrated on June 11.