About

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!

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Cindy Oneal says:

    I was blessed to attend a crusade for go tell last night. Your father spoke and reached so many young people. My eyes were closed and my head was bowed when he did alter call. as he did I felt the rumble of feet hitting the metal bleachers. Young people running to kneel to our GOD. Amazing feeling! Paris, Texas is praying for you and your family to find peace and understanding as you mourn the loss of your child. Thank you for letting your story be told.

  2. John Peeper says:

    June 20, 2020

    Jeremy,

    I truly enjoyed the two articles you recently wrote in the Newcastle Pacer entitled “What needs to go and what needs to stay”.

    Your describing from the Bible the way we should conduct our lives as to how most people today actually do conduct their lives was very appealing to me. If everyone would follow the course you described and would let certain sinful aspects of their life go, the entire world would be a much better place to live.

    Your description of patience and how we display it reminded me of how important it is for all of us to exercise the same quality that God has shown to us. You continued to remind us that forgiving one another is a must for us to receive forgiveness from God.

    I’ve noticed that most people today have lost sight of knowing exactly what forgiveness means, or involves.

    Forgiveness is the act of pardoning an offender. In the Bible, the Greek word translated “forgiveness” literally means “to let go,” as when a person does not demand payment for a debt. Jesus used this comparison when he taught his followers to pray. “Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is in debt to us.” (Luke 11:4) Like wise, in his parable of the unmerciful slave, Jesus equated forgiveness with canceling a debt.—Matthew 18:23-35
    We forgive others when we let go of resentment and give up any claim to be compensated for the hurt or loss we have suffered. The Bible teaches that unselfish love is the basis for true forgiveness, since love “does not keep account of the injury.”—1 Corinthians 13:4, 5.
    To forgive someone, you are not condoning the wrong or acting as if it never happened—you are simply letting it go. All of us are imperfect. (James 3:2) Just as we appreciate being forgiven, we should likewise forgive the mistakes of others.—Matthew 7:12
    We must also be reasonable and apply the Bible’s counsel “Continue putting up with one another.” Colossians 3:13, and by acting quickly and working to forgive as soon as you can rather than letting your anger fester is of great importance.—Ephesians 4:26,27
    Thanks again for considering this Bible based message with us. Keep the articles coming.

    John Peeper

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