Pastor D & Lady A
As God’s chosen under-Shepherd, Pastor Darin G. Freeman’s divine purpose and passion is to share the God’s redemption power and love to those who are unbelievers and to lead them into a relationship with Christ, and for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, his aim is to teach and edify believers to live a Christ-centered and purposeful life through the use of application of God’s Word; and to train and engage the body of believers to do the work of the ministry where God has called each to serve.
Pastor Freeman’s educational accomplishments include a Masters of Divinity Degree in Theology from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC. He also earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in History/Education from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Master of Secondary Education in History from Bowie State University. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Pastoral Leadership at the Andersonville Theological Seminary. God has favored and graced Pastor Freeman with the fortitude and wherewithal to employ his acquired knowledge, skills, abilities, experiences, and spiritual gifts in various areas of ministries.
Pastor Freeman served for ten years as the Pastor of the New United Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He also was honored by Gospel Today Magazine as one of America’s Best Beloved Pastors. He served as the National Commissioner of Evangelism and National Recording Secretary of the Young Pastor’s Division of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. While residing in Washington, DC he also served as Treasurer, Third and Second Vice President of the National Capital Baptist Convention of Washington, DC and Vicinity. He has served as General Secretary of Missionary Minister’s Conference of Washington, DC.
Pastor Freeman has also served for 6 years as the Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, WV. Pastor Freeman was the founder and president of the Mountain State Baptist Convention of WV and Vicinity, Inc. In addition to all of this, Pastor Freeman has enjoyed preaching the gospel to churches across the across the nation. This via radio, television and the internet. Pastor Freeman has had the honor of preaching, teaching and conducting seminars at a number of institutions of higher learning including Brown University in Rhode Island, the University of Maryland-College Park, West Virginia State University and his Alma Mater, Lincoln University. Pastor Freeman is also an active member of his beloved fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha!
On December 16, 2012, Pastor Freeman became the 10th Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church located at 2214 12th Ave South, Nashville Tenn. Under Pastor Freeman’s pastoral leadership one of his key focuses is to exhort, encourage, and challenge his members to grow and mature in the faith through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word. Simultaneously, Freeman will faithfully work to develop, build, and expand the church’s capacity to do outreach ministry that addresses and provides the needed services in the Nashville area and surrounding areas. Under his leadership the church has grown in all areas of ministry. Currently Freeman is leading Tabernacle to move to another location to implement and further the church’s ministries. He has been awarded the New Pastor of the Year Award (2013) in Nashville for his accomplishments.
Pastor Freeman is married to the gift that God has given him, the beautiful two-time Stellar Award winner, Elder Adriann R. Lewis-Freeman. Together they have formed their own record label DAF Music Ministries to introduce Adriann’s solo career and the proud owners of DAF Gospel Internet radio. They are the proud parents of Darin Jr. (DJ), El’Fonzie and a daughter, Dana, who is attending Temple University.
Pastor Freeman has weathered his own personal storms; however one of his own sermons ministers to him daily, “You Can Make It On Broken Pieces“, however above all he truly loves the Lord because it was He who heard his cry. His favorite scripture is I John 3:2a & Nehemiah 4:6b
“And it doth not yet appear what we shall be, for the people had a mind to work”
Adriann Lewis-Freeman along with her sister Aundrea Lewis, are the co-founders of the the two time Stellar Award and Dove Award winning gospel group RiZen. The group has recorded three albums that have hit billboard charts at the numbers 28, 6, and 3 positions. The have toured with Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Byron Cage, Prophetess Juanita Bynum, Kelly Price, James Fortune & FYIA and many more.
Adriann believes that God is able to do anything but fail and that nothing is impossible for God. In 1994, the doctors told her that she would never have any children because of cervical cancer, but is the proud mother of El’Fonzie Pipkins.
In 2011, she finished what she started 20 years ago and graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors. Presently she is a eighth grade English teacher for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
On December 29, 2012, she married the love of her life Pastor Darin G. Freeman, Sr., together they have 3 children, Darin Freeman, Jr. (DJ), El’Fonzie Pipkins, and Dana Freeman.