Freedom Church serves our community and Tallahassee with the goal of boldly demonstrating the Love of God. We are a community of faith that cares for one another as we walk in identity and purpose God has given.
Today, America is in crisis. The death of George Floyd has once again brought us face to face with the sins of racism and injustice that Christians must respond to in word and deed.
We oppose the sin of racism in any form. We call any and all to repentance who have participated in the sin of racism through personal thought or action, or through church and social structures, or through inactivity in addressing racism as individuals or as a church. We pray to God to give us the courage to confront the sin of racism where it may be found in our own lives, in our churches, in our social structures, and in our world. We resolve to participate with the Holy Spirit in actively working against racism at home and abroad, and we seek the reconciliation of people to God and to one another.
George Floyd, like all of our African American brothers and sisters, was created in the image of God, and his life mattered. As a church committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we continue to stand with all people of color, committing to use our voices and actions to be agents of reconciliation.
Let us therefore "mourn with those who mourn" (Romans 12:15), let us follow the Messiah who "seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness" (Isaiah 16:5), and let us proclaim Him who "is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility" (Ephesians 2:14).
We want the world around us to see and understand the hope we have in Jesus.
(Matt 28:19-20, 1 Pet 3:15, Jude 1:22-24)
We encourage each believer to seek to be empowered in ministry. Faith is not passive. (Jas 2:17) Ministry is not reserved for pastors and missionaries. God gifts each willing believer with the tools to build His kingdom and be a blessing to the "Body of Christ." (Eph 4:11-12; 1 Cor 12:27)
Living in the Spirit is relying on the Spirit’s strength for your life of faith and denying the old life of the flesh. Special attention is paid to learning to hear and submit to the Spirit’s guidance, and lastly the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
It is necessary for believers to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. We stress the importance of growing towards maturity in Christ. This means discipleship is a priority and leads towards a deeper trust in God which, in turn, brings peace and rest.
2 Peter 3:18
God is Love. (1 John 4:8) We know what real love is because of what Jesus has done for us. (1 John 3:16-21) Love is the expression of true faith! (1 John 4:20) In light of this, we strive to put the needs of others before our own and live at peace with one another going out of our way to demonstrate God's love.
We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians. But whoever has the world’s possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. - 1 John 16-18 (NET Bible)
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. (Is. 43:10-11, Matt 28:19) Read More
The Scriptures are the Holy Spirit inspired revelation of God to man. They tell us who God is and how we should live in faith and conduct. (2 Tim. 3:15-17, 1 Thes. 2:13. 2 Pet 1:21) Read More
Salvation makes us right with God and happens through Jesus Christ alone by repentance and the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:6, Titus 3:5-7) Read More
The gift from God promised by Jesus and which is still active in our lives today. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4) Read More
You can find further explanation and teaching on these tenets as well as the rest of the 16 fundamental doctrines that we hold to as a church in the fellowship of the Assemblies of God by Clicking Here.
Pastor Larry has been pastoring Freedom Church since November of 1996. Previously, He served as pastor of Christian Life Center in Gibsonville, North Carolina. Pastor Larry is married to Linda and they have two children. Their daughter Micah is married to Jacob and lives in Chattanooga, TN pursuing a career in social work. Ben lives in Tallahassee with his wife Mandy and their boys Rowan and Everett.
Pastor enjoys the outdoors, golf, and fishing.
Perry Dissmore has been in full time ministry for over 20 years. He graduated from North Central Bible College with a degree in Pastoral Ministries, and is currently serving as the Family Pastor at Freedom. He has a passion to teach children about Biblical Truths in creative ways through "Bible Adventures".
Marco Mahar attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri before transferring to Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida to complete his Bachelor of Science in Practical Ministries. He has served as Youth Pastor in Virginia and now here in Florida. His passion is to see students fall in love with Jesus, know Him and make Him famous.
David Lunsford grew up in a pastor’s home in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. After graduating from Southeastern University with a B.A. in Church Ministries, David served at three other churches as a children’s pastor and as an administrative pastor, as well as a freelance graphic designer, before joining the Freedom Church staff.
Ben has been leading worship at Freedom, starting in youth group, since he was 15 years old. In 2011, he graduated with a music degree from Florida State University and joined full time as the director of worship and media. Ben has a passion for creating music that helps facilitate a connection with God's heart and a greater understanding of Him.
Thank you for allowing us to be your pastors. We are so blessed to be able to serve such a wonderful community of believers.- Your Freedom Church Staff