As the year of 2015 comes to an end, a new ministry in the Greater Atlanta Area prepares to open its doors in January 2016. Eld. David Kennebrew, the national co-coordinator of the COCHUSA Young Adult Ministry and son of Bishop Vernon Kennebrew, is the founder and pastor at Freedom Fellowship. Kennebrew’s vision is that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Freedom Fellowship will become a multi-cultural and a multi-generational church.
Kennebrew played football at Jackson State University and started his own custom clothing company called David Staccato during his senior year in college. After his graduation in 2007, he was called into ministry at New Lake Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. in Jackson, MS where he followed his passion for teaching and preaching the transformative and liberating gospel of Jesus Christ.
“My main motivation behind starting a new church is doing what God has called me to do. I didn’t start the church because I though it was a good idea or because I wanted to be a pastor. It’s more about being obedient to what God has called me to do,” he says.
Freedom Fellowship will be actively engaged with the community. According to Kennebrew, it’s not about telling the community what they need, but learning what they need and tailoring the ministry in a way that benefits the people in the community.
On Sunday mornings there will be youth church and once the ministry is situated in the community it will start reaching out to schools in the form of mentoring and volunteering to develop positive relationships with the community.
“Children are a very important demographic and we can’t take their presence for granted.” The goal is to create a foundation and safe haven to help them grow physically, spiritually and mentally.
Freedom Fellowship Church has no permanent address yet, but has been holding Bible studies at the Little 5 Points Community Center and worship services at the Plaza Theatre. The first official worship service in the new location will be on January 17. Worship services will take place every Sunday at 9 a.m. and Bible studies will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
How can people who are interested get connected with Freedom Fellowship?
Visit the temporary website of the Freedom Fellowship Church on www.discoverfreedomfellowship.org or follow the ministry on Facebook (Freedom Fellowship Church) and Twitter (@free2fellowship). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-951-9859.
– written by Franziska Pirkl (email@example.com)