Freedom Church was founded in 2003 when a small and diverse group of men and women with a big dream began meeting weekly in a home for prayer and Bible study. From this humble beginning we grew to a weekly Monday night meeting, and later started meeting on Sundays. Two sister churches partnered together to help our young church (which was formerly known as Morning Star Church of Greater Philadelphia) take root: Morning Star New York (now Every Nation New York City) and Grace Covenant Church (located in the Greater Washington D.C. area).
In 2006, David Estes, assisted by his wife Kathleen, became the first full-time pastor of Freedom Church. Not only did David and Kathleen help lead Freedom Church to numerical growth and spiritual vitality, but they also assembled a dynamic music team that is one of the signature elements of our church family.
In late 2010 David and Kathleen began to sense that it was time to pass the baton of leadership to another young couple in Freedom Church. In June 2011, they answered the call to serve our sister church in Washington D.C., and handed over the leadership of Freedom Church to the current lead pastoral couple, Gabe and Jennifer Bouch.
In October 2011, Freedom Church moved its Sunday morning services to the historic Prince Theater (now the Philadelphia Film Center). In this new home, hundreds of people began attending weekend services. This growth motivated the expansion to an additional location in Cherry Hill, NJ. In May of 2021, Freedom Church purchased a beautiful church property in Merchantville, NJ, and our Cherry Hill site moved to this new location. We are one church in two locations. God is still writing our story, and we believe the best is yet to come!