The new season of the hit reality show Welcome to Plathville premiered on 10th November in 2020.

The TLC encircles the lives of Barry and Kim Plath, and their nine children — Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia, and Mercy.

The writing below is about the patriarch of the ultra-conservative Plath family, Barry Plath.

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Biography — Parents, Siblings, Religion

Barry Plath and his family are Christian fundamentalists, meaning they closely follow the teaching in the Bible.

Although their oldest son, Ethan, says that growing up, the family went to smaller home churches rather than a large organized church, because his parents “didn’t agree with how a regular church system functioned”.

Even so, the family has often been linked to Baptist churches, with them performing gospel music at several baptist churches around the south.

 Also oftentimes, Barry and his wife were heard saying how religion has played a major part in their lives, including how they ended up together.

In the meantime, Barry has not yet revealed intel surrounding his parents, siblings, and the time when he was young.

Is He On Instagram?

Until the time of this writing, Barry Plath, who stands beyond 5 feet 11 inches in height, well kept the image of being “off the grid” as any other member of the Plath family.

As part of the family rules, Barry and his wife tried raising their children apart from the influences of modern technology.

In the previous season of the show, Kim had mentioned having limited computers and how the children grew up without playing video games or watching television. In such a scenario, social media no doubt must have been a far-fetched idea.

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Barry Plath Job: What Does He Do For A Living?

As per the Plath family website, Barry and his wife homeschooled their children and performed in a family band with them. The family band plays several shows throughout the year, usually at Baptist churches and other likewise venues. This, Barry Plath, managed as he also kept up with his day job as a transportation planner. He has been in the same private firm for more than 25 years.

Together with his family, he also worked on his 55-acre farm until they sold the farm and moved into town.

At the same time, he also sought financial help from his wife Kim who is a naturopathic doctor. And there is always the paycheque coming in from TLC.

The Plath family started making appearances on Welcome To Plathville in 2019 and with just one season, they managed quite a fame in media and the public.

For now, Barry’s educational background remained unfound. No one outside of the family knew if he went to college or was homeschooled like his kids.

Barry Plath Net Worth

To date, it was not public knowledge how much Barry Plath and the rest of the Plath members get paid for each episode by the TLC network.

However, it was reported somewhere that Barry Plath and his wife had collectively hoarded a closely estimated net worth of $3 million until 2020.

And now that the show renewed for the second time, there is a high possibility Barry and the family are bound to get paid more as their popularity and rating increase.

Kim & Barry Plath: Wedding, Kids

Until June in 2020, Barry Plath and his wife Kim Plath had already lived to more than 20 years of marriage.

As written in the Plath family website, the two had their wedding in the spring of 1997. On it, Kim describes their union as:

“In the spring of ’97, on the exact same day, before either of us either talked about it or showed any interest in the other, God revealed to Barry and I that we were going to marry.”

So the story says they tied the knot that very year and have not looked back since.

And so from the marriage, they have nine living kids and one, in heaven.

The kids are named: Ethan (22), Hosanna (21), Micah (19), Moriah (18), Lydia (16), Isaac (14), Amber (11), Cassia (9), and Mercy (7) (ages as of November in 2020).

In 2008, the family went through an inconceivable hardship after losing the youngest son Joshua in a tragic accident. Kim accidentally ran over her 17-month-old boy with the family car while doing chores on the family farm.

In the meantime, except for the eldest Ethan and Hosanna, who live elsewhere with their spouses, Olivia and Timothy, the family lived on a farm in rural Georgia.


The Plath family: Barry, Kim, and their nine kids (PIC: TLC)

Although the season 2 premiere of Welcome to Plathville, gave away a bit of a cue that two more of the Plath kids i.e. Micah Plath and Moriah Plath were to leave the family home.

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