Courtney Beard : Lead Pastor FLC San Antonio
My wife Quinetta joins me in the reality show of our life. Though there are no cameras rolling, our life is a constant laugh track.
Together we’ve been in ministry for over 15 years. We started in the wilds of youth ministry as Student Pastors. For several of those years I doubled as Worship Arts Pastor as well. In 2011 I joined the Freedom Life Church staff (which is probably better defined as a comedic Improv Group). As you can see I love to joke. I bring this good natured approach to my whole life. I still have a passion for equipping this generation, but I simply love introducing people to God’s love via the arts. Currently my wife and I proudly lead our San Antonio campus. Though I'm a lifelong Laker fan, I'll be the first to admit the Spurs are wearing me down.
I am a former student of Berklee College of Music and my wife is a proud graduate of Liberty University. When not on the church campus you can easily find me doing live theater or working various projects in the studio. And if you look close enough you will see me bustin a move that you will soon wish to forget. We are 100% committed to the arts and the conservation of it.
Random Facts: I love WRESTLING or “Rasslin” for you diehards…..not just WWE, but any wrestling promotion. I know, sounds a little weird but it’s our life and we LOVE it. Along with Chris, I love Chinese food and I agree with Freddy…CHEW SILENTLY.
Romans 15:1- Strength is for service, not status.
Chris Hoyt : Senior Associate Pastor
I have been married to my High School Sweetheart for 13 years. Kim and I have three children, Caden (9), Micah (3), and Joanna Grace (1).
Before joining the team at Freedom Life, Kim and I served as Youth Pastors for 5 ½ years at Faith Fellowship Church in Toano Va. In November 2006, I was hired as one of the full-time Pastors at Freedom Life.
In March of 2013 my family and I moved to San Antonio Texas to help start and lead our San Antonio Campus. After two years of developing a team from scratch, planting and watering seeds, we are seeing God do incredible things. In July of this year we welcomed Pastor Courtney and Quinetta Beard to the San Antonio Team. I now have the privilege of serving alongside this amazing couple as our San Antonio Campus grows.
Down Time: It is all about family and friends! Cookouts, Netflix binges, and the gym!
Random Facts: I have earned a 4th degree black belt in Chutoku Ryu Karate and a 3rd degree black belt in Goshin Jutsu through Savior Martial Arts out of Va. Beach, VA.
Freddy Villarreal : Senior Pastor Freedom Life Church
My wife Jen and I live in Yorktown, VA with our five children; Kyle, Parker, Eli, Kaelin, and Ty. As you can imagine life is always pretty crazy at our house!
In October of 2004, I had the privilege of joining along side 26 other people to start Freedom Life and have been here ever since. My energy is primarily spent focusing on the Vision of our church and coordinating our Preaching Team.
In addition to serving at FLC I also have the privilege of serving the Kingdom of God as a local representative of Christ Together, which is a national movement of churches working together. Additionally, I and am currently serving a three year term on the Courageous Churches Team of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.
When I am not at church or the office, I am probably hanging with my family, at the gym, watching TV, or playing some kind of sport. I love playing/watching/talking about football. Go Houston Texans!!!!
Random Facts: I have never broken a bone in my body, I currently have four tattoos (but can’t wait to get more), nothing annoys me more than the sound of people chewing food, and I am afraid of birds.