Hello Freedom Family,
I’d like to thank Wes Westbrooks for his service as a Freedom Church Trustee over the past 5 years. Wes recently stepped aside from this position to give focus to his family. His leadership as a trustee has been invaluable since we began Freedom Church almost 5 years ago.
In keeping with our church by-laws it is required to seat an odd number of trustees. We must maintain at least 5 trustees and can have up to 9. A major function of the trustees at Freedom Church is to assist the Senior Pastor in making the financial decisions for the church.
Our current trustees are Dan Chism, Rod Frazier, Russ Muse and Steve Weninger. Because of the purchase of our building at 304 East Butler Road we are constantly in a decision making process and believe it was necessary to move swiftly in adding another trustee. I asked the trustees to pray and submit a list of names for consideration. We continued to pray over the names. We felt lead to approach David Freeman.
By the time I met with David to discuss the possibility of him serving as a trustee, he and Michelle had already prayed, discussed, and felt God’s leading in this direction if given the opportunity. It’s exciting when the Lord has already spoken to the individual when you approach them asking them to serve.
After prayerful consideration, we have asked David Freeman to become a trustee at Freedom Church Upstate. In conversation with David it had become a desire of his to serve as a trustee. The Lord impressed on his heart to begin praying about it during our 21 Days of Prayer.
For those who don’t know David, he has been a part of Freedom Church from the startup of the church. David runs the sound on Sunday morning along with his teenage daughter Alora. His wife Michelle serves in our nursery ministry and their son Miles serves in Elementary Kid’s Church. Their family also serves in the take down of the equipment each Sunday after the service. Needless to say, they have played an active role in the life of our church.
David and Michelle have discussed and prayed together about David’s role in serving as a trustee. He never approached me concerning serving in this capacity but left it up to the Lord’s leading. David and Michelle believe that as a family they are at a place in this season of life where David can devote the time and energy to serving as a trustee. Miles will be heading off to college in the fall. Alora is involved in activities outside the school setting and is an independent young lady. Besides being involved in their children’s activities, they are intentional in investing time in their marriage as seen in their Facebook posts sharing some of their date nights.
We are thankful to God for his provision and would like to announce that David has accepted the invitation to serve as a trustee of Freedom Church.
We ask for your continued prayers as our leadership teams seek God on important decisions at Freedom Church. We desire to follow after what God desires and what God directs us to do.