Pastor David along with his wife Kelly planted Freedom Foursquare Church in 2002. David felt a specific call of God to minister to the people that live in the Outer Southeast part of Portland and it has been a joy to see the miraculous things that God has done over the years, in this community.
In addition to pastoring David also owns a floor-covering installation company. He is a husband to Kelly and a father to Rachelle & Joseph. In his spare time David enjoys the outdoors and especially whitewater rafting.
David graduated High School from David Douglas and has a degree from Multnomah University.
Pastor Joseph has grown up at Freedom Foursquare Church. After graduating from Sam Barlow High School in 2011, Joseph attended Life Pacific Bible College in San Dimas, California where he graduated in 2015.
Upon graduating college Joseph returned home to Oregon and came on staff at Freedom to minister to the children and youth. Joseph also serves in the worship ministry and preaches to the main service from time to time. Joseph enjoys playing guitar, watching movies, playing video games and outdoor activities.
Alex is our Worship leader. Alex also grew up at Freedom Foursquare Church when he was in Portland. He grew up in McMinnville and graduated from McMinnville High School in 2011. He also attended Multnomah University. Alex picked up music in school where he played the trumpet in band. Later on he learned the drums and then from the drums he began playing guitar. Alex is a talented musician and singer; he has also written several songs. Alex is a fan of cars, he enjoys movies and video games as well as paintball and air-soft tournaments.
Jessica oversees our young children. She is also from McMinnville and attended the Portland Art Institute. Jessica has a huge heart for children and has an additional job at a local non-profit working in their child care department.
Jessica is also a wife to Mike and cares for a cat and dog. Jessica enjoys reading, crafting and making art.
Kelly has been at Freedom Foursquare Church since the start and works along with Pastor David to help with all the administrative details that come along with running a Church. Kelly also enjoys singing on the Worship team.
Kelly is a wife to David and mother to grown children Rachelle, Joseph and fur baby Juicy. Kelly graduated from Corbett High School and attended Mt. Hood Community College. Outside of Church, Kelly enjoys the outdoors, watching movies, reading and crafting.
Steve Carlson oversees the Bible Studies for Freedom Foursquare Church. Steve enjoys researching and immersing himself in the Word of God. In addition to Bible Studies Steve has a ministry called “For Portland” that hosts extended worship times once a month on Friday nights that encourage many bodies of believers to gather and pray and seek what the Holy Spirit has to say. Steve graduated from Open Bible College, Des Moines Iowa in 1982 with Bachelor degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Christian Education. He earned a Masters in Religion at Warner Pacific, Portland, Oregon. Steve is a Husband to Karen and a father to son Josh and his wife Sandy, to daughter Rachel and two sons Joey and Kevin. Steve is also a grandpa to a new granddaughter.
Cheri helps serve the Church by overseeing and helping support all the ministry lay leaders. She is involved in many aspects of the weekend service and makes sure all areas of ministry are covered and supported. Cheri is involved in additional ministries outside of Freedom helping collaborate, prayer support and resource each other to support the Body of Christ. Cheri grew up in this area.
Cheri is a wife to Albert, a mom to Travis & his wife Stevie, to daughter Amber and to son Cody.
Russ oversees the media center sound, lights and computer projection. He is an important part of making the worship and message be heard as well as recording the messages for upload to the internet for those who can not attend that would like to hear the messages.
Russ is a husband to Staci, and a dad to Blake, Austin and Madi. Russ enjoys sports and mostly Football. Russ is a die-hard NFL Cowboys fan.