Caleb Barnhardt was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been married to Lorene Barnhardt for 46+ wonderful years. They have two children (Stuart and Christi) and four great grandchildren (3 boys and a girl).
Barnhardt is a graduate of Wake Forest University. He is a retired tax accountant and served in the Air Force Air National Guard for six years. He is currently serving on the following boards; South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) Foundation Board, BOD for the Alliance for Children, Board of Trustees at Wingate University. Barnhardt served as President of Kiwanis of Monroe and was on the Deacon Club Board of Directors at Wake Forest. He is now serving on the Finance Board at Rolling Hills Country Club (RHCC). Lorene and Caleb are members of Matthews United Methodist Church, where Caleb is treasurer of a Sunday school class as well as the Belles and Beaus Square Dance Club.
In 2010-2011, Caleb was named Monroe Kiwanian of the year. In 2013, he was given the Wingate University Athletic Service Award. Wingate also named one of their piano practice rooms in his honor. He and his wife were both honored by SPCC by naming one of the Science labs, The Barnhardt Lab in March, 2015.