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.  

  • Worship Pastor - Joey & REBECCA Merichko

    Pastor Joey Merichko is a Chicago based worship Leader and recording artist. His passions are multi cultural worship, great music and anything Audio! He has worked along side some of CCM’s top artists as a vocalist, musician or audio engineer and has even appeared on a Grammy nominated album! Joey, along with his Wife Rebecca and son Liam are serving as worship pastor at Freedom church in Homewood Il and is also in the worship group: Atmosphere Of Heaven.


    Pastor Keith and Lannaea Alexander were both called into ministry as teenagers, and have been burdened to reach youth and young adults at a young age. After earning his degree in New Testament Theology from Oral Roberts University, Pastor Keith launched right into ministry serving Jr. High, High School, and College students for over 10yrs.  For the past year, he has been excited to share in the launching of Freedom Church as Associate Pastor and Director of Student Ministries. Pastor Keith and Lannaea desire to be used by God to set this generation ablaze with the passion and love of Christ. 


    Pastor Gregory Morris has a BA in New Testament Theology and Communications from Oral Roberts University. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL) in Practical Theology and is pursuing his Masters in Theology. He is actively an Associate Pastor at Freedom Church Ministries Inc. (FCMI) as a co-overseer with his wife Pastor Donna Morris over the inner workings of FCMI’s Hospitality, Greeters, Ushers ministries and they are both vocalists on the Praise Team. In addition, Gregory is Vice President of an organization called “Men of Faith” a fellowship geared to equipping leaders to live authentic lives that transform their churches, families and communities for the Kingdom of God.

    Pastor Donna Morris is also an alumnus of Oral Roberts University where she majored in Theological and Historical Studies and Psychology. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL) as well and is pursuing a Masters in Theology and Counseling. Donna is an Associate Pastor at FCMI and oversees their Women’s Ministry.