Dr. Pete Freeman
Born: May 31, 1942 in Pasadena Texas. Married Gloria Ann Burton in 1965. Dr. Pete and Gloria have two girls and a son. They have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bachelor Science, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, Texas 1965
Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, Texas 1977
Doctor of Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas 1980
Further Study, Southwestern Seminary, Scholar's Week, 1982-1998
He has served as pastor in numerous churches in Texas and in his "retirement years" has been Interim Pastor of four other churches.
He was also a school teacher for 3 1/2 years teaching 7th - 8th grade English and History.
Kade and his family joined us February 1, 2011
Kade and Jena Morrison have been married since January 2006. They have one son named Kreed, who turned
five on Christmas Day, and twin girls Presli and Kambell born in the summer of 2011 and Tytus born March 2013.
Kade accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at First Baptist Church of Dalhart, TX. Kade graduated from Dalhart High School in 2001 and then attended South Plains College in 2002. He has not completed his Bachelors degree, but has intentions of finishing his college education.
Kade surrendered to vocational ministry in 2003 while serving as a camp counselor for youth. Kade accepted a call at Calvary Baptist Church in Vernon, Tx in 2005 as youth pastor. He continued to serve in youth ministry by moving, and then building a youth ministry from the ground up at Messiah’s House in Amarillo, Tx in 2006. Jena has served alongside Kade as a helpmate during their marriage and especially participates in the girls side of ministry.
Kade has worked outside the church since 2009 and has waited for God to open the door to serve in youth
ministry at a Baptist church again.
This young generation of students is so vital in the Kingdom and God’s army. Our vision for this generation is
to see these students wake up to the reality of their world and recognize the brokenness that is in and around
them. In Mark 14, when Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane with His disciples, He gave them a command
that has stuck with us. He told them to pray and get ready so they would not fall into temptation; instead they
slept. We look at this passage today and wonder, “How could the disciples sleep in such a crucial time in
history? How could the disciples have so much revelation of who Christ was and who He was destined to be
and still fall asleep?” Many Christian students all over the world are in this same state of sleeping. While they
know and have experienced Jesus, they are doing nothing with it.
What would have happened if the disciples would have obeyed and prayed and prepared for the war that the
enemy was bringing to Jesus? We will never know because they slept and the consequence of sleeping was they were not ready for the battle that came when they awoke. We believe this generation of students is asleep and running from the call of God and needs to be awakened unto the war at hand. We feel that we are called to sound the alarm and wake up this generation and call them to go on the offense. Our purpose in every ministry is to have students redeemed, see broken hearts healed and to encourage students to become lovers of Jesus Christ at all cost.
Adam joined us September 22, 2013.
Adam King began his formal music training at the early age of five. It was evident that God’s hand was on Adam’s life. He quickly excelled and began serving his hometown church as organist at age six.
At age fourteen, the First Baptist Church of Athens, AL hired him as organist. Soon afterward, he began coordinating and leading worship for the Wednesday night youth service.
During his employment at First Baptist, he was licensed into the Gospel Ministry. Also while there, he met different Christian artists and had the opportunity of accompanying them in both worship and concert settings.
After graduating high school and attending one year at a local junior college, Adam enrolled in the music department at the University of Mobile in Mobile, AL.
He auditioned for their touring group, Vision, under the leadership of Christian recording artist, Alicia Williamson. The group, consisting of 8 vocalists and a rhythm band, traveled extensively around the Southeast and kept a very strenuous schedule.
After one year of traveling with Vision, he was asked to direct another singing/drama group on campus sponsored by the Baptist Campus Ministry, Witness.
While at the university, he also accompanied the university’s touring chorale throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, & Switzerland. He was guest organist for the university’s commencement services on both the Mobile campus and the Nicaragua campus. In addition, he served as an accompanist to many of the private student voice lessons and recitals. He also served as principal accompanist and assistant music director for the university’s former Upper Room Dinner Theatre, performing such shows as: The Diary of Adam & Eve; Godspell; Nunsense II; Cotton Patch Gospel; Pumpboys & Dinettes; Big River; 10th Anniversary Musical Review; An Evening of Gershwin; My Fair Lady; Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Fiddler on the Roof.
During his senior year, he was hired by the Dauphin Way Baptist Church of Mobile, AL as organist. After graduation, he moved to Birmingham, AL to serve as Music Associate/Organist for the Shades Mountain Baptist Church.
While he wasn't busy with classes and his other commitments, he enjoyed occasionally accompanying Christian recording artist, Charles Billingsley. He was featured on Charles' album, Reflections.
In the last several years he has had the privilege of working with some wonderful churches. He served as the organist for the First United Methodist Church in Monroe, GA under the leadership of Joe Buffaloe. From there he served as Minister of Music at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bowman, GA under the pastorate of Dr. Chris Pritchett. It was at Pleasant Grove that he was ordained as a minister. After many conversations with his pastor, he was encouraged to follow his dream of a more full-time music evangelism. He moved to Athens, AL where he was mentored by Pastor Tim Anderson. Tim had been Adam's high school Sunday School director. Adam served with Tim as an interim Minister of Music at Clements Baptist Church before eventually moving back to Georgia to serve with Barbara Holbrook as her Associate Minister of Worship at the Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church. Barbara immediately recognized Adam's passion and gifts for leading congregational worship and began utilizing him in that role almost weekly. She too, along with her husband, Bob, encouraged him to follow his heart and has remained a strong confidant in his ministry.
Visit his website adamkingmusic.com