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A Family of Believers

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Who We Are

Our Story

Freedom House Church was founded in 2003 by Pastor Paul Gonzalez with help from his wife, Amy, and his closest family. On April 11 of the same year, what he thought was going to be a weekly Bible study in his mother’s dining room would propel him into his lifetime dream: a dream to minister God’s Word to Lorain County.

From there we expanded to a Sunday service at a storefront in Elyria. Quickly needing more space, we moved back to Lorain into the basement of the Antlers building downtown. The Lord then blessed us yet again. In 2008, we were offered a substantial property to house our growing church in Amherst, Ohio.

The non-denominational, spirit-filled church you see today is by God’s design. Without his leading, inspiration, and influence, it truly would not be where it is.

We are not just a church; we are a family of believers!

We are here for 


Each other,

& the World

Our Mission Is To Help Others:

  • Know God
  • Find Freedom
  • Discover Purpose
  • Make a Difference

Our Leadership


Jason Jackson - Lead Pastor

A power house in prayer and all things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. Pastor Jason has a passion for the ministry of the Word to see the Church strengthened and the lost saved. Many nights and early mornings, you will find him at the church, seeking the Lord and praying for the church. He also enjoys soccer, watching football, and is a superhero movie fanatic.

Shannon McNeal - Teaching Pastor

Pastor Shannon, has been serving our church for well over a decade. He's been a faithful leader in ministry as head usher, and now to the position of teaching pastor. He is an avid University of Michigan fan, devoted father and husband. He also has need for (safe) speed and loves to ride his motorcycle.


Freedom House Church Statement of Faith:

We believe in One God revealed in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, was crucified and died on the cross for our sins, was buried and resurrected by the Father on the third day according to the scriptures, and is now presently seated at the right hand of God and is the only true God.

We believe the Bible to be the authoritative, infallible, inspired word of God, 

and is the perfect unchanging rule of faith and godly living.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness 

of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.

We believe in the personal redemption of believers through faith in 

Jesus as Lord and with His blood forgiveness of sins.

We believe in sanctification through the word of God, and by the Holy Spirit, 

we believe in repentance of sins through holy living, and purifying of the heart.

We believe in miraculous healing through faith in the name of Jesus, 

and that healing is in the covenant of His salvation.

We believe in water baptism with repentance, and the baptism with the 

Holy Ghost as another experience after spiritual rebirth. 

We believe in the gift of speaking in other tongues as the 

Spirit gives us utterance (ACTS 2:4).

We believe in the ministry gifts of the Holy Spirit and the fruit of 

His life evident in believers (GALATIANS 5:22). 

We believe all these gifts and more are available to all 

believers as an inheritance of the children of God.

We believe in the Christian’s HOPE, the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and that He will call His people (the church) out of the earth, that He will also save Israel, and in fact judge the world.

How God Filled His Years of Emptiness

Shannon McNeal grew up abandoned by his single 

parent mother and looked to impress his older

brothers who had turned to sex, 

drugs, and violence as a means of survival.

Having joined them for over 20 years in this lifestyle, 

Shannon experienced a night and day

turnaround of self when he met a 

woman who had a loving heart.

Realizing this was what he always longed for, he asked God for help and received more than he ever expected.Click this text to start editing. This video and text block is great for descriptions about your business, products, or services. Double-click the video on the right to change it.

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