Who We Are

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.

Our Mission

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)

Our Vision

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)

Live By The Spirit

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.
Gal 5:25-26

Grow In The Truth

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

Love One Another Boldly

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)

Our Core Values:
  1. Proclaim Boldly – We are a community who strives to proclaim the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our world.
    Matt 28:19-20, 1 Pet 3:15, Jude 1:22-24
  2. Love Boldly – We are committed to these commandments Jesus laid out: to love God, and others. Love one another - Boldly!
    Matt 22:36-40, John 13:34-35, 1 Pet. 1:22
  3. Unity – We endeavor to maintain the unity God desires for his church. There is one Spirit. The Spirit of God enables men and women, of every age and ethnicity to join together as the Church under our Lord Jesus.
    Eph. 4:4, Phil. 2:10-11, 1 Cor 12:12-27
  4. Spiritual Growth - It is the responsibility of every believer to seek God, grow in faith, and encourage others to grow up into maturity.
    2 Pet 3:18, Heb 6:1, Col 1:9-10, 1 Cor 13:10-12
  5. Spiritual Empowerment – Every believer needs and should seek the power of the Spirit to be manifested in their lives for God’s glory.
    1 Cor 14:1, Acts 1:8; 4:31
  6. Ministry Teams – The Biblical pattern of working and serving in groups/teams is God’s plan to bless people.
    Ecc 4:9-12, Mark 6:7, Act 6:1-7; 13:1-3


One True God

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 Word of God

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

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

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

Fundamental Doctrines

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.

Church Staff

Perry Dissmore - Lead Pastor

Perry Dissmore

Lead Pastor

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. After serving in various pastoral roles and after serving as the Family Pastor at Freedom for 8 years, he was elected to be the new Lead Pastor on October 26, 2022.

David Lunsford - Discipleship Pastor

David Lunsford

Discipleship Pastor

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.

Marco Mahar - Youth Pastor

Marco Mahar

Youth Pastor

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 in Youth Ministry for 7 years in Virginia and here in Florida. He is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God. His passion is to see students fall in love with Jesus, know Him and make Him famous.

Ben Perry - Worship Leader

Ben Perry

Worship Leader

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.

Joy Richards - Young Adults Pastor

Joy Richards

Young Adults Pastor

Joy is a native Floridian who was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. She grew up vacationing with her family at the beautiful beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast, and attended countless Florida State football games. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies from Southeastern University. She is passionate about creating a community where young adults can gather together, encounter Jesus, experience change, and walk in freedom.

Karina Nissley - Office Administrator

Karina Nissley

Office Administrator

Karina and her family have been a part of Freedom Church since 2015. She enjoys serving and helping people, as well as encouraging and loving those she comes in contact with. One of her passions is to teach children and to help them develop a love for God and His Word. Karina was born and raised in...

Elijah Zielke - Kids Pastor

Elijah Zielke

Kids Pastor

Elijah Zielke is the Children’s Pastor at Freedom Church. His heart for Children’s ministry is to help kids have a firm foundation in their relationship with Jesus. He wants every child to know that God is their Heavenly Father that loves them so much and that they can always go to God in all circumstances.

Kimberly Dissmore - Minisitry Intern

Kimberly Dissmore

Minisitry Intern

Kimberly is currently serving as a Ministry Intern at Freedom Church

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
Freedom Church Staff