Upon a lengthy interim period and thorough, national search, Providence Church announces Rev. Daniel L. Freemyer to serve as senior pastor.
According to Susan King, chair of the Pastor Search Committee, “Dan’s gifts for leadership and ministry, as well as his integrity, intellect, and humility, impressed us all. His twenty years of pastoral staff experience, and several years of managing non-profits, have given him a unique perspective and skill set. Dan has a pastoral heart, and believes his ministry to a congregation should grow out of the relationships he develops with them as individuals and families, because ‘the God of the Bible is a communal God.’”
Rev. Freemyer and wife Diane Bulloch Freemyer met the congregation in mid-June when he was invited to visit and lead in worship. Upon his congregational confirmation, Dan said “Diane and I are absolutely thrilled to accept this call and the opportunity to serve alongside you and your amazing staff.”
Dan comes to us from Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where he has served since 2001, first as Director of Community Ministries and more recently as Pastor of Missional Engagement. This staff position has given him experience in leading mission trips and community ministries, supervising staff and volunteers, preaching and worship planning, pastoral care, crisis counseling, and partnering with other organizations to help the local community. Dan has also served as Interim CEO and Executive Director of the Tarrant County (TX) Homeless Coalition; Minister of Christian Social Ministries at Walnut Street Baptist Church (Louisville, KY); Housing Manager of Christian Church Homes of Kentucky; and Director of Programs at Cain Center for the Disabled (Louisville, KY).
Currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Dan received his Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work degrees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University.
In his spare time, Dan is an avid runner, even completing the Boston Marathon last year. He also enjoys watching baseball, reading, and spending time with his family. Dan and Diane have two children, Zane, who recently graduated from Baylor University, and Elizabeth, a rising junior at Baylor. Additionally, the Freemyers have two dogs, Maggie and Sly.
Rev. Freemyer’s pastorate at Providence begins Sunday, August 25, 2019.