JASON STEPHENS 

LEAD PASTOR

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Jason was called to be the Lead Pastor at Freedom in 2014. He is a graduate of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida, and has served churches in Florida, and Connecticut for the past 23 years. As the Lead Pastor of Freedom, Jason provides leadership and guidance for the church as a whole.  He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and Walkertown, North Carolina. He, his wife Clare, and their four children live in the Lake Region area.



CHRIS KOINER

WORSHIP AND ASSISTANT PASTOR

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Chris has served on the Freedom staff since 2006. He assists the pastor in teaching and pastoral care ministries. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri, and has served  in several churches for the past 37 years. He, and his wife, Donna, live in Keystone Heights.


SAM NEWHART 

YOUTH AND ASSISTANT PASTOR

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Sam was called to be the Youth Pastor at Freedom in  2018. He and Debby are graduates of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.  They met in Bible college and were married in 2014.  Sam's hometown is Essex Junction, Vermont, and Debby's hometown is just up the road in Valdosta, Georgia.  Sam and Debby welcomed their daughter Ava in October 2019. They live in Melrose, Florida.