Freedom Team

Spiritual Leadership - Pastoral Staff

  • Senior Pastor -Thaddeus & Joena Searcy

    Rev. Searcy serves as Senior Pastor of Freedom Church Ministries with a growing, vibrant and healthy church community! He has always had 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. He is the spiritual lead of the church and the head overseer of the Mens Ministry.


    Pastor Bill Blonski serves FCMI as Assistant Pastor to Rev. Searcy. He has a great love for people and is devoted to teaching them God’s Word and its’ significance in their daily lives. He’s also dedicated to helping God’s people discover and develop their spiritual gifts to serve the body of Christ. Pastor Bill’s passion and vision for the church is that the people of God spiritually grow in a healthy way through biblical principles of discipleship.  

  • Executive Pastor - Dewayne Sutton

    Oversees the implementation of the Senior Pastor’s Ministry Vision, handle the operational and administrative aspects of Freedom Church. Lead strategic planning, human resources, finance, recruitment and all functional activities to ensure alignment with and accomplishment of the church’s mission and vision. Also oversee’s and help develop the church staff. In addiction , Pastor Dewayne Oversees multiple individual ministries within the church and handles all events for FCMI.

  • Worship Director - Nina Nicole Sutton

    Born on the south side of Chicago, Nina~Nicole developed an early passion for music. She began singing at the age of six causing her to be one of the lead singers in elementary school. Her singing career began to really blossom in high school. While attending Simeon Career Academy, a school most associated with producing NBA greats such as Bobby Simmons, Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker, Nina would shine in the area of music. While at Simeon, Nina, majoring in Vocal performance had the pleasure of singing in the gospel choir, ensemble choir and participated in various singing competitions. Nina would eventually graduate from high school and attend DePaul University in Chicago studying music and education

    Nina would  go on to accept a position as a Worship Leader and Musical Director at Full Gospel Christian Assemblies under the leadership of Apostle Ron Wilson located in the south suburb of Hazel Crest IL. Still making a name for herself in the Chicagoland area at that time, she sang in various singing groups such as "Entercession" and "Terrence Hall and Continuous Flow". She would also record her first two singles titled "Daddy God" and "Highest Praise" and would minister those songs in various places most notably the country of Antigua. Nina had the honor of singing and recording with the "Artist Project" also. Nina has also previously served as worship leader at Kingdom Crusaders International Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Jeffery Mullins and  Faith on Fire  Ministries in Dolton IL under the leadership of  Pastor Terrence Rogers. Nina currently serves as the Worship Director of Freedom Church.  

    "Music from the Heart touches the Heart"