My name is Jeremy Freeman and I have been the Pastor of First Baptist Church Newcastle since July 2009. I am married to the beautiful Emily Freeman. Together we have 7 children: Brittany (18), Caleb (17), Clayton (16), Aubrey (10), Luke (4), Addi (3), and Trey who went home to be with the Lord as a 7 year old on September 1, 2013.
I became a Christian when I was 16 years old and God called me into full time ministry when I was 17. I attended Oklahoma Baptist University and graduated with a Master of Arts in Religion in May of 1999. After college, I took my first full time ministry position in Rogers, AR. While in Rogers, I began attending The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary via extension center. I graduated from Southern in May of 2008 with Master of Divinity degree.
I served as an associate pastor of discipleship and missions at Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK for nearly 5 years and accepted my first full time senior pastor position at First Baptist Church of Newcastle in July 2009. I have the most loving congregation on the planet and I am privileged to pastor such an amazing group of people.
I have been at FBC Newcastle nearly ten years and God has blessed our church immensely. I pray the Lord allows me to stay at FBC Newcastle for 40 years.
Some of my favorite things are reading; playing and watching sports; spending time with my family; and studying/preaching God’s Word. My favorite Scripture verse is 2 Corinthians 4:18, which says, “So we fix our eyes, not on what we can see, but on what we cannot see; for what is seen is temporary and what is unseen is eternal.” May we always live for the eternal things…things that truly matter!