Meet the Freedom Church Leadership Team:
Pastor Steve & Lorraine Wolosin
Both Pastor Steve and Lorraine are originally from Rockaway, NJ. He and Lorraine came to know the Lord in March/April of 1978. They married in July and were off to Bible school in Export, Pennsylvania by September of that same year. They graduated from Free Gospel Bible Institute in 1981. Steve graduated from Northeastern Bible College in 1986. He was founder and principal of Cornerstone Christian Academy in Randolph, NJ from 1982 to 1988. At that time, he and Lorraine felt the Lord’s leading to pioneer a new church in Oak Ridge, NJ. They founded the Philadelphia Church in their home in Oak Ridge in 1988. The church has since changed its name to Freedom Church. Steve and Lorraine have served as our lead pastors since that time. They have 3 children, Carrie, Stephen III, and Emmanuelle all of whom are actively involved in the Freedom Church ministry.
Pastor Jamie & Melissa Gillem
Hey there! My name is Jamie Gillem. I have been a part of Freedom Church for the past 30 years. My role here is Associate Pastor, Missions director, bass guitarist on the worship team, and facilitator of Counter Culture, a culture and worldview class. I've been married for 30 years to Melissa, who heads up the Meals ministry. Together, we have 9 children ranging from 5 to 28 years old.
Joshua & Abigail Zaloum
Hey, we are Joshua and Abigail Zaloum. We are the leaders of the Kids Church for kids ages 3-12 here at Freedom Church. We both grew up coming to this church, and started working in the kids ministries as teenagers. We got married here a few years ago and have been very blessed to serve the Lord together in this way. We have a real heart for teaching God's Word to kids and a desire to see God move in their lives.
Jonathan & Christine Schiedlo
We are Jon and Christine Schiedlo, and we lead the Youth Group here at Freedom Church. We have both known Jesus as our Lord and Savior since our teen and pre-teen years. We have been married since 2001 and have 6 children, ranging in age from 5 to 17. Jon is an engineer, but his full time job is a witness for Jesus Christ. Christine is an occupational therapist, who’s current full time job is homeschooling and discipling their children. Together, we have been serving in youth ministry since 2008. We have a heart for encouraging and discipling young people in their walk with Jesus Christ. It is our privilege to be serving the Lord here at Freedom Church.
Hey! I'm Joel and I'm the Worship Leader at Freedom Church. I've always had a love of music, from singing while running around the house with my siblings, to touring around the country with my homeschool choir. I teach music at a Christian school and have over 30 private students. You'll often find me playing hockey with my brothers, hiking, singing at a church function or drinking tea watching old TV shows. My passion is helping others grow in their relationship with Jesus through music. I'm so blessed to be able to do that every day!
My name is Jewel Farrier. 21 years ago, our family began attending Freedom Church. It has been an amazing journey to serve God with this extended family of believers. For the past 16 years I have had the opportunity to develop our office ministry, as well as oversee and nurture our women’s ministry. My passion is to see the folks in our church grow and mature in their relationship with their God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Freedom Church is more than a place to come on Sundays. It is a lifestyle relationship with Jesus. You are welcome here!