Pastor Gary Freeman is the 2nd of my 2 mentors (Les Feldick of Through the Bible being the other)
Gary L. Freeman was born, April 28, 1953 and went home with his Lord and Saviour on March 25, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was raised near Brodheadsville, PA. He grew up in a Christian home with both parents who were saved. His father, Dr. Paul L. Freeman DD, pastored several churches while Gary grew up.
At the age of eleven, Gary believed the Gospel and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour with his father at his bedside late one night.
He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1971 and then attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN and graduated in 1975.
For three summers he was in the "Preacher Boy Program" at the Calvary Baptist Church, Lansdale, PA under the direction of Dr. E.R. Jordan (September 25, 1925 - November 18, 2009).
In 1976, Gary and his father felt led to start an independent Baptist church in the Allentown/Bethlehem, PA area, which is now known as Race Street Baptist Church located in Catasauqua, a suburb of Allentown, PA.