Worship services are in English. Song lyrics are projected onto television screens, so you can sing along and participate in worship. The service starts with prayer, music, and then a scripture reading. Then, an offering is taken up, announcements are shared, and children are invited to go to Children's Church. Afterwards, the sermon is preached and there is time for personal prayers.
Even before worship starts, everyone is invited to a Bible study at 9:30 am and then prayers around the altar at 10:30 am. After service, you are invited to stay for fellowship over coffee or over the occasional light lunch that is served in the fellowship hall.
Worship at Freedom Church is charismatic, experiential, and dynamic. Musical leadership is provided by soloists and the praise band. People are welcome to sing out loud, raise their hands, and move as the Spirit moves them.
Freedom Church is a safe and judgement free place. You are welcome to dress like "you" and come as you are.
Freedom Church partners with Freedom Respite to provide meaningful support for adults with intellectual disabilities. Through its day program, respite staff lead music sessions, arts and crafts, and games. In addition, they prepare meals and snacks, and organize local excursions for participants.
The church also manages a food pantry and provides community meals to support those facing food insecurity.
Freedom Church was planted by Rev. Jonathan Nantais. The church was part of a penecostal, evangelical denomionation before Rev. Jonathan discerned a call to affiliate with the Disciples of Christ in 2020. The church embraces its charasmatic worship and preaching styles and it celebrates having the freedom to interpret scripture and to be committed to social justice.
Pastor Bradley Williams
Bradley was born and raised in the Windsor/Essex area. He grew up in church and felt a sense of calling to serve Christ at an early age. He currently serves as the Student Senior Pastor. He obtained his undergrad in theological studies from Alberta Bible College. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity.
Pastor Katie Burgos
Katie is the Minister of Administration, the Minister of Music, and the Director of the Freedom Respite Day Support Program. She works with all church teams and she assists Pastor Bradley with daily administration for Freedom Church.
Rev. Dr. Jen Garbin
Jen serves as the Supervising Pastor. She works directly with the leadership team and the board of directors to provide direction for this ministry and to prioritize spiritual formation.
A Windsor sunset along the banks of the Detroit River