St. Barnabas the Apostle converted to Christianity soon after Pentecost. He is often mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles although he is not one of the original twelve. St. Barnabas worked with St. Paul in Cyprus and Asia, and he evangelized the people in Cyprus with St. Mark. Additionally, he founded the church in Antioch. He died for his faith around the year 61. St. Barnabas is patron saint of Antioch, Cyprus and against hailstorms.