Larry Perry

Lead Pastor

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.

Pastor Larry

Philosophy of Ministry

Servant Leadership is a Partnership / A Personal Philosophy of Ministry It begins at home - Marriage is partnership:

  • Marriage is a hand-in-hand journey.
  • Marriage requires a faithful grip and faithful grips build trust.
  • Trust is a great foundation to nurture the next generation.

Leadership is a partnership.

  • I have chosen to partner hand-in-hand with those in leadership. Leadership is a shared journey.
  • Through all the change in ministry it is the relationships that have endured. The people God has brought into my life and allowed me to journey with them has made me a stronger and better person.
  • Strength for the journey: it has been an amazing thing the strength one gains by just knowing someone is walking with you.
  • Trust established by being faithful in relationships. This is essential to the leadership partnership.

Pastor Larry also serves other ministers and churches as a member of the district Presbytery as an executive presbyter of the district.

Educational background: Southeastern University Lakeland Florida, graduated in 1983 with a BA in ministerial studies. Masters in Christian Leadership from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary