Meet our Staff

Pastor Tim Winton

Lead Pastor

Tim was born and raised in Kokomo, IN. His third grade teacher told him that he was dumb and never would amount to anything in life this affected they way he viewed life which ended up on August 8, 1991, at 8:10 pm with a bottle of prescription pills in his hand ready to take his life when he heard Jesus say, “Life and death is before you, choose”. He chose Life and surrendered his to God that night.

He met Leann, his wife and best friend, in early 1992 and they were married in August,1993. Tim then enlisted in the USAF thinking that it was his career but God had other plans. He served for four and half years until he was medically discharged.

Going into the ministry from that point, they served as children pastors, youth pastors, young adult pastors and as associates pastors until God led them to birth their first church in the Dayton, OH area in 2003 and served that community until 2009 when God birthed what is now known as Freedom Church.

They have a heart for God and His presence and desire to connect people to God and others. Their mission is simple: Bring people to Jesus, train them and release them to do the same.

Pat Carter

Associate Pastor

Pat and his wife, Sheri, both grew up in New Castle and have been married since 1992. After high school, both attended Purdue University where Pat obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree while Sheri received a Social Work degree. Pat went on to obtain a MBA from Ball State University. They have been blessed with three sons; Nick, Ross and Grant. Sheri is currently employed at a local preschool in Noblesville while Pat works at Chrysler in Kokomo.

The call of God came quite unexpectedly in October of 2007 as both were just engaged in life being a father and mother of three sons. But the call was undeniable as the Lord was calling both into service for the Kingdom. Already imbedded into a career with Chrysler, Pat likens it to the burning bush account written Exodus 4:10 in which Moses debated with God “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” After much prayer and debate with the Lord, however, Pat was obedient to the call and began the credentialing process through Assemblies of God Indiana School of Ministry.

Pat is currently a Certified Minister and is pursuing his License to Preach certification with the Indiana District. Both Pat and Sheri find great fulfillment in serving the Lord. While very active in Men’s and Women’s ministries, their passion is outreach and seeing the Holy Spirit work outside the church walls

Chris and Amanda Ables

Discovery Kids’ Pastors and Worship Leader


Chris is a graduate from Cedarville University with a degree in Pastoral Studies. Chris has worked in the children’s ministries in his church in Ohio for over 7 years. Amanda went to World Harvest Bible College where she studied Prasie and Worship. Amanda served as worship pastor for 7 years before marrying Chris. The two of them dated for 3 1/2 years before they got married in July of 2010. Chris and Mandi are self proclaimed nerds who love Jesus, video games and anything Disney. They look forward to ministering to your children in a fun, safe and caring way!