Reverend Barry John Robinson was elected to the Peoria County Board in 2016. He was born and has lived his whole life in Peoria. He is a graduate of the Peoria Spalding Institute, and in 2010 received his Bachelor's Degree from the United Faith Bible College in Urban Ministry.
Barry is the Assistant Pastor at Mt. Olive Community Church and Job Developer at Peoria Friendship House. He also is the Chairman of the City of Peoria's Fair Employment and Housing Commission.
Barry is the son of iconic restaurateur "Big John" of Big John's Barbeque. He is married and has six children.