Senior Pastor - Spiritual Leader

Pastor Thaddeus Searcy

Rev. Thaddeus Searcy responded to the call to ministry at a very early age. In 2001, he helped plant New Covenant Ministries with Rev. Claude Magee in Charleston, IL. This church plant reached out to minority students of his alma mater Eastern Illinois University with the gospel of Jesus Christ and provided counseling and hope to the under-served of that community. 

In 2005, Rev. Searcy joined All Nations Community Church in Homewood, IL as the Lead Pastor for Young Adults. He pioneered the "Upper Room Ministries" and "Connect", which served as a Christian networking tool that reached over 300 young adults on a weekly basis. In 2007, Rev. Searcy became the youngest person ever called to the senior pastorate of Cross and Crown Community Church - a multi-ethnic community church located in the heart of Albany Park on the north side of Chicago. 

In 2012, he accepted the call to return home to All Nations Community Church, where he served as the Senior Pastor for 2 years. On January 11, .2015 God called Rev. Searcy to pioneer a church thats full of life and Freedom aptly named Freedom Church. The church is governed by the Elders listening to the voice of the congregation to model what is seen in the Word of God. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Freedom Church Ministries with a vibrant and healthy church community! Rev. Searcy is married to his high school sweetheart, Joena. They have four children: Sofia, Isabella, Armani, and Xavier. 

Pastor Searcy has a passion for the unchurched and is driven by his desire to see lives impacted through inspiring Worship, the Word of God, and the Work of the Holy Spirit. He is consumed with a hunger to know and apply God's Word and sharing the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. His theological interests include Pauline studies, Apologetics, Systematic Theology, and anything related to Golf.