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Please join us this Sunday at 11:00 am!


26 Jones Mill Road
North Hanover, NJ 08562

(609) 379-3225

Service Times

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.

How Can I Give?

Our Pastors

Pastor Gorman

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!

Darrell Cardwell

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


Bible Investigators

A program designed to grow God’s Word in your children. We investigate the Bible one book at a time.

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Children’s Nursery

Nursery is provided every service for infants to 6 years old. We have a modern, clean, safe facility.

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Visitation Ministry

An outreach focused on going into the community and sharing the gospel of Christ with others.

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Military Ministry

A ministry developed for those in the military and their families. Stop by and see how we can encourage you.

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