Pastor Chad Matheny
After serving for 10 years on the staff and faculty of a Baptist Bible college in the Mid-West, Pastor Chad and family (wife: Melissa, children: Jackson, Jacob, and Emma) moved to the Desert Southwest to Yuma, Arizona in June 2011 to pastor the Freedom Baptist Church.
As the pastor of Freedom Baptist Church, Pastor Matheny has a vision to reach the greater Yuma area and especially the area of the Fortuna Foothills with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As a married man of 18 years with three children of his own, Pastor Chad also has a burden for today’s American family. His practical Biblical teaching and preaching focuses on three key relationships in the life of the Believer. His relationship with his God, his relationship with his mate and his relationship with his children. He believes that if a person can get these three key relationships in good order then the other areas of life fall into place.
Pastor Chad is experienced in relationship, financial, emergency/crisis, and spiritual counseling. Confidentiality is always a priority in his counseling.
Pastor Chad and Ms. Melissa often visit in the homes of members of the Freedom Baptist Church. They desire for the members of the church to feel like they know their pastor and pastor’s wife and that they are loved by them.
Pastor Chad spends much time reaching out, visiting in the community. Believing that faith in Christ is necessary for salvation, he is often busy spreading the Gospel and convincing unbelievers to trust in Jesus Christ for everlasting life.
If you would like to speak with Pastor Chad you may call him at 219-808-3991. If there is no answer please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number and he will return your call as soon as he is able.
Secretary Ashley Finniss
Ashley was saved in 2004 through her husband, Josh’s, witness and testimony. In March of 2014, they welcomed their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, into their lives after many years of prayer. In addition to being the church secretary, she is currently working on her Doctorate in Education. She also has her certificate in Christian Education from Rock of Ages Bible Institute.