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.
Jim and Terry Madden are excited about their service with Freedom Baptist Church. They are dedicated to reaching military and veterans with the Gospel of Christ. They were the founding directors of the Servicemen’s Center ministry at Fort Dix/ McGuire AFB/ Lakehurst Naval Station.
Jim was saved in 1991 after his wife was led to the Lord by family member and she encouraged Jim to visit church. Jim attended Bible college and then served as a Christian School Teacher, Principle and School Administrator. He is a faithful soul winner and is always trying to serve the Lord’s ministries in any way he can.
Terry was led to the Lord by a family member and is a faithful servant. She along with Jim raised three beautiful daughters who are now married and serving the Lord. She is an example for our heroes’ wives to follow.
We praise the Lord for His call on Pastor Jim Madden to lead Freedom Baptist Church! With the help of Armed Forces Baptist Missions and many of God’s people the church was planted through the missions work of Pastor Jon Gorman in September of 2013. God is continuing to bless. We are especially thankful to the Lord for sending Pastor Madden to answer the call to pastor FBC in February of 2020. He has a great burden to see people in this area come to know Christ and grow in Him. He would love the opportunity to meet you and hear how God is working in your life. Please come visit us at Freedom Baptist Church!
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.