Rev. Patrick M. Freeman, Sr., a native of Birmingham, Alabama, was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church from birth until 1995. Rev. Patrick M. Freeman served in several different ministries and churches while being relocated to different states as an Investigator. In 2012 Rev. Freeman joined Mc Calla Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church under Pastor Rev. Nathaniel and Rev. Marie Green in Bessemer, AL. He served for two years as a Local Preacher and bible study teacher on Wednesday nights. In 2014, he was appointed as the Pastor for Springhill A.M.E. Zion Church where he served as the Pastor until 2017. In September 2017, he transitioned to Weeping Mary A.M.E. Zion Church in Holt, AL and served as the Pastor until September 2020. He has been serving on the North Alabama Conference of the A.M.E. Zion Church Trustee Board since 2018. In 2018, Rev. Freeman was also appointed as the Spiritual Formation Director for the Tuscaloosa- Bessemer District of the A.M.E. Zion Church under the leadership of Presiding Elder Rev. Jeffery L. Cammon and continues to serve in that role.
On September 19, 2020, he was appointed to St. Peter A.M.E. Zion Church to serve as the Pastor with a commitment to lead the members and worship faithfully with them. Glory Be To God on High.
Rev. Freeman is very passionate about using active learning strategies in Bible Classes that are developmentally appropriate for children, teenagers, and even adults. He loves to conduct workshops for churches that help teachers to learn ways to actively engage in relevant and meaningful bible study.
Rev. Patrick M. Freeman, Sr. shares his life with Lady Chandra Freeman in marriage, family and ministry. He serves as a proud father of six children, Dominique, Vincent, Viniqua, Patrick Jr., Vintrell, and Calvin.
1990-1992 AA, Criminal Justice, Lawson State College, Birmingham, AL
1998-2001BBA, Business Administration, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
2006-2007 AA, Bible Ministry, Cusseta Road Bible Institute, Columbus, GA
2008-2010 MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Ambridge University, Montgomery, AL
2011-2014 BA of Biblical Studies, Online Academy of Biblical Studies, Summit, MO
2015-Present MA, Biblical Counseling, Birmingham Theological Seminary, Birmingham, AL
2017-Present Certified Biblical Counselor, Birmingham, AL
2016-Present Birmingham Police Department, Police Chaplain
2019-Present Jefferson County Sheriff Chaplain Corp, Deputy Sheriff Chaplain
2020- Present MA, Chaplaincy, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Membership of Associations
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since (2013)
- Association of Professional Chaplains since (2015)
- International Association of Biblical Counselors since (2017)
- Police Chaplain, Birmingham Police Department (2016 to Present)
- Sheriff Deputy Chaplain, Jefferson County Sheriff Department (2019 to Present)