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.
In March of 2016, Freedom Church purchased a building out in Aberdeen's Industrial Park. This was a long-awaited major step forward for not only the Freedom family but also the city of Aberdeen and the surrounding communities. With few renovations needed, the Freedom Church family had their first service in the new building on Easter Sunday. With lots of room to grow and expand, Freedom Church has finally found it's home.