Dr. Freeman became Weatherly’s fourth pastor in December of 1999. He and his wife Kelly have three daughters: Challice, Hannah, and Clara.
Dr. Freeman is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He did his Doctor of Ministry studies at Southern Seminary with a focus on homiletics. He has an avid interest in disability issues, interfaith dialogue, sustainable farming practices, and creating a genuinely caring community at Weatherly. In 2014 following a four-month sabbatical, Dr. Freeman established the Weatherly Community Garden. In addition to providing the church and community members with fresh, local, and organically grown produce, it is a teaching tool for future generations. Those who have influenced his faith are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Paul Tillich, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Barbara Brown Taylor, Roberta Bondi, and Joel Salatin of the Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA.
When not at work, Dr. Freeman enjoys gardening, exercise, reading (especially southern literature), camping, and spending time with family.
He says of Weatherly, “It is a truly unique Baptist expression of faith. Our members take seriously the call to faith and our Baptist heritage.”