Dedicated to Christ and His Word
Dedicated to the Values of Our Forefathers
Dedicated to the Military and Their Families
Dedicated to Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
Dedicated to Those Who are Away from Their Families
Dedicated to Those Who are Deployed
Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 am!
26 Jones Mill Road
North Hanover, NJ 08562
Sunday – 10:00 AM – Sunday School
Sunday – 11:00 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
Wednesday – 7:00 PM – Prayer & Bible Study
A Heart for the Lord
We endeavor to follow the Lord in all that we do. We work to make the gospel known, and we desire to help you grow in your daily relationship with Jesus Christ and cultivate healthy relationships with other believers. Our whole faith and practice is founded upon God’s eternal Word.
A Heart for Our Military
We are located near Joint Base Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst and we have an outreach to our military. We believe in what our military stand for and we appreciate them giving of their time and lives to serve our country. We want to also help each military member to know the Lord Jesus Christ and grow in Him.
A Heart for Our World
We believe every New Testament church should be a church with an outreach to the world. We believe in preaching “the gospel to every creature.” We have a conviction for supporting world-wide missions and support several missionaries at home and abroad.
A Heart for Our Community
We also believe that we need to share the love of Christ with our nearby community. We will do our best to help and encourage you where you are. We will maintain our testimony and live with the utmost respect for our country and nearby communities.
My wife and I were both saved at young ages and grew up in Independent Baptist churches. We appreciate our families who have helped lead us to personally receive God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ alone and who brought us up in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord.” God led us both to Bible College where we met and were very involved in soul-winning and outreach ministries.
During my time at college, God called me to preach and gave me a great desire to plant a church. I gained valuable preaching experience by helping Independent Baptist churches around the country hold teen rallies and VBS programs. After I completed my Pastoral Ministries degree, the Lord called me to Seminary where I received my M.A. in Biblical Exposition and my M. Div. I also had the opportunity to receive practical hands-on training as a local church intern while in seminary. After graduation I spent four years as an assistant pastor under my father, Pastor William Gorman, at Faith Baptist Church in Margate, FL. God has blessed me with over thirteen years of ministry experience and the privilege to preach His Word at over 200 of His churches around the country. I am so thankful to have grown up in the ministry and to be serving the Lord in ministry now.
We praise the Lord for His call on our lives to start Freedom Baptist Church! With the help of many of God’s people the church was planted in September of 2013. We are especially thankful to Faith Baptist Church of Margate, Florida and Armed Forces Baptist Missions for their help in getting this work started. We have a great burden to see people in this area come to know Christ and grow in Him. My family and I would love the opportunity to meet you and hear how God is working in your life. Please come visit us at Freedom Baptist Church!
I grew up in a pastor’s home in Ohio. I was saved at a young age and was in church from the day I was born. In high school I cared more about the world than the Lord and sports, video games, friends, and popularity took precedent above Christ. I cared more about my outward appearance that my inward appearance each day I went to church and my heart for the Lord waned. I decided to attend Shawnee State University and receive a bachelor’s degree in simulation game technology. I wanted to make video games. Over the course of my first semester living away from home and not paying attention to my studies I almost flunked out. It was at this moment that I realized I needed to find a church and become a member. I grew in the Lord slowly at first but soon I was helping in the choir and helping the pastor prepare for events.
Our choir was invited to a singing conference and there I was called to preach. To prepare me for the ministry I spent multiple summers helping out the church with Bible camp, VBS, and bus ministry needs during my time at Shawnee. I decided to attend The Crown College of the Bible in Knoxville, TN. While I was there I was under the leading of pastor Clarence Sexton. I helped on the bus ministry, in the University of Tennessee ministry, Sunday school, and I even was able to travel to the Northeast singing in churches. While traveling I met my future wife in New Jersey. My wife Danielle was born in Texas and later moved to New Jersey. She grew up in Catholic home, but her and her family was saved by the efforts of a local church. They started attending the nearby church and soon started enrolling in Christian school. She decided to further her education in history at Pensacola Christian College. She now serves the Lord with me at Freedom.
While at Crown God started to burden my heart for the Northeast and the New York City area. I spent some time there throughout my life, and I always loved the Northeast. I decided to move to New Jersey and work under pastor Dominick Cuozzo of Bible Baptist Church. I was married soon after, and we now serve the Lord at Freedom. My time here has been so wonderful! The people are great, the pastor is God-fearing and loving, and the atmosphere of this church is well-pleasing to the Lord. We would love for you to attend our church or register for our Bible Investigators group.
A Few of Our Ministries
A program designed to grow God’s Word in your children. We investigate the Bible one book at a time.
Nursery is provided every service for infants to 6 years old. We have a modern, clean, safe facility.
An outreach focused on going into the community and sharing the gospel of Christ with others.
A ministry developed for those in the military and their families. Stop by and see how we can encourage you.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. The canon is complete. There is no new revelation (Rev. 22:18-19). The Scriptures are the sole authority for faith and practice. We believe them to be the revealed and inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible. By the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21) the very words of God were recorded by various human penman (2 Tim. 3:16). We believe that God has preserved His Word (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matt. 5:18). The preserved text of the Bible is the text that has been accepted by the people of God down through the ages (the Textus Receptus of the New Testament and the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament). We believe the words of God are preserved for us today in English in the K.J.V. Bible (Ps. 12:6-7; 119: 89, 152, 160; Is. 40:8).
We believe in the triune God existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that each personality is eternal in being, identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and has the same attributes and perfections (Deut. 6:4, 2 Cor. 13:14; Matt. 3:16, 17). God created all things in six literal days (Ex. 20:11; 31:17; Ps. 33:6-9).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Is 7:14; Matt 1:23) in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men through His substitutionary death on the cross (John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:35; Phil. 2:5-11). The bodily resurrection of Christ from the grave reveals God the Father’s approval of all His life and work (Romans 1:4; 1 Cor. 15:3-4).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the trinity and convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth. He is the supernatural agent in regeneration indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit empowers believers for soul-winning and local church ministry (John 16:8-11; 2 Cor. 3:6; Romans 8:9; Eph. 1:13, 14; Acts 1:8).
We believe that Satan is a real and personal being, a fallen angel who is the adversary of Christ and His people, and who deceives, entices and accuses Christians, and whose end is the Lake of Fire. The holy angels are (Rev. 14:10) “ministering spirits” (Heb 1:14) helping Christians and serving God in heaven and on earth (Heb. 13:2; Isa. 14:12-15; 2 Cor. 4:3, 4; 1 Peter 5:8; Rev. 12:9, 10; 20:10).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that he sinned, and physical and spiritual death resulted; that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, became alienated from God and is totally unable on its own to regain its former position (Gen. 1:26; 3:1-24; Rom. 3:23; 5:12; Eph. 2:12).
We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace to “whosoever will” (Rev. 22:17) and is received by repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Salvation is “by grace” alone “through faith” alone (Eph. 2:8,9; Acts 20:21; John 1:12, 3:16; 1 Pet.1:23).
A Church is saved, baptized believers gathered into a local congregation for the purpose of obedience to Christ, edification of the saints and fulfillment of the great commission (Matt. 28:19, 20). God’s work today is primarily being carried on through the ministry of local churches (1 Tim. 3:15, Matt.16:18).
There are two offices and two ordinances given to the local church. The two offices of the local church are pastor and deacons.
The Pastor has the duty to oversee the flock of God as the under-shepherd under Christ (Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:1, 8; Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 5:3). A church must only call a man as its pastor who meets the specific qualifications laid out in Scripture (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9).
The deacon is a servant to help the pastor with the needs of the church (Acts 6:1-6). There are also specific qualifications for deacons (1 Tim. 3:8-13).
The two ordinances for the church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Baptism was instituted by the command of Christ that all believers should be baptized (Matt. 28:18-20). He set the example for us to follow by being baptized in water, and our baptism should be by the mode of immersion to testify of our identification with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection (Rom. 6:1-4).
The Lord’s Supper, as instituted by Christ, is a memorial, a symbol and a prophecy to show forth His death until He comes (1 Cor. 11; Mat. 26:29). Those who partake are to be saved, baptized, and walking in obedience to God (Acts 2:41-42; 1 Cor. 11:27-32).
We believe in the personal, imminent, and pre-tribulational (1 Thes. 5:9) return of Christ for His saints known as the Rapture. After a seven year tribulation period on earth Christ will have a personal pre-millennial return to the earth to reign over a literal earthly kingdom for one thousand years (1 Thes. 4:16-18; Acts 15:14-18; Rev.1:11-16; 20:6; 2 Sam. 7:12-16; Zech. 14:4-11).
We believe that the church should be separate from the state (Acts 22:21; Rom. 13:1-4), the believer from the world (2 Cor. 6:14-18; Col. 3:1-12) and the church from apostasy (2 Peter 2; 2 Tim. 2; Jude). We believe the Word of God clearly demands that the believer walk in the path of separation from carnal worldly pleasures and questionable practices which are harmful in their influence and a stumbling block to others (James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17). Under no circumstances will fellowship with those who deny the Scripture; who deny the person and work of Christ; who are not similar in faith and practice or who compromise the truth of Scripture.