In the summer of 2003, Pastors Drew and Christi Becker moved their family from Beulah, ND to Aberdeen, SD. After eight months in Aberdeen, Drew was still asking the Lord, “What is our purpose in Aberdeen?” To resolve this question, he went on a 28-day fast. During that time, the Lord spoke to Drew’s heart about planting a church in Aberdeen and also in the surrounding towns. About seven months later, Christi (Drew’s wife) went on a 21-day fast that confirmed the direction of the Lord to plant a church in Aberdeen.
On January 25th, 2006, Drew & Christi opened their home to anyone who was interested in helping plant a new church in Aberdeen. About 15 people came to the first meeting and Freedom Church was born. October 1st, 2006, was the official first Sunday of Freedom Church. 90 people were in attendance at that service, and the church continued to grow.
On April 4, 2012, Freedom purchased land at the corner of Roosevelt and Fairgrounds Rd in Aberdeen. This fantastic plot in the growing northeastern section of Aberdeen will serve as the home base of Freedom Church for years to come. This is a long-awaited major step forward for not only the Freedom family but also the city of Aberdeen and the surrounding communities.