About Us

The Freedom Resource (the organization supporting Freedom Prayer Ministry) is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization whose goal is to provide a landing place for resources and assistance to people and ministries who wish to use the Freedom Prayer ministry model. The Freedom Resource is outgrowth of a growing number of ministry teams and relationships. As the relationships grew and the need to help others became apparent we felt it would be best to form a special organization that was nimble in its ability to help others get started with the right materials and provide relationship-based support. We are friends and co-laborers sharing what we have learned and eagerly learning from others.

History

Scripture tells us to “restore” one who has fallen, to confess our sins to one another and to repent of our sin, to bear another’s burdens, to put to death the deeds of the flesh by the Spirit, and about a hundred related things. As elders, teachers and church leaders (and mates and friends for that matter) for many years we often felt desperately ill equipped to do that. Most people do too… maybe everyone does.

Freedom Prayer is a great solution to that dilemma. It focuses on how to be an effective emotional and spiritual “first responder” in a variety of settings where an individual needs insight, love, grace and truth from God and God’s people. Our flagship publication, Freedom Tools, presents our model that is both flexible and intuitive. Used primarily in churches, but accessible in small groups, other ministries and non-profits, as well as missions organizations and counseling, Freedom Prayer is often foundational in practically walking others into a healthier prayer life and personal discipleship.

For the past 20 years or so this approach, its principles and its practices, have been in development. We owe a debt of gratitude to the many, many who found certain keys or understandings that simply seemed to work or seemed to follow biblical precedent. We will not name names for fear of missing someone but each has pushed their piece of the puzzle to the middle for others to use. We have gathered up many of these pieces, tried them out, reshaped many, and fit them together.

Like tuning a musical instrument, we were looking for that balance that would offer effective freedom within a biblical framework, while also easily reproducible in a church or ministry setting. We believe that these tools in prayer are for every believer and have fine tuned them over the years in order to help transform a person, a relationship, a family, and church cultures. It is relatively simple to teach and get accustomed to and almost always becomes a passion for everyone who receives prayer and learns to pray in this way. Freedom is contagious as true transformation can only happen if the Lord is in it. Our favorite part is encountering Him in this ministry.

It is our hope and prayer that the resources on this site encourage you to pursue freedom for yourself, your church and your community. We believe in personal freedom first – there is no substitute for experiencing these things for yourself in an honest and humble way. If you do, you will likely find that your prayer life is deepened and that your identity in Christ is secure. You will probably also feel equipped and competent to help others. Most importantly, your awe and worship of a living and loving Father God will expand with every prayer time. It is why we are passionate about building healthy Freedom Prayer teams in churches from the ground up – to see the family of God whole, healed, and fitted with tools of reconciliation and restoration.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Jennifer Barnett

Executive Director

Jennifer Barnett, Nashville, TN – Executive Director – Jennifer Barnett has recently moved to Nashville, TN with her husband Cory and family. Before that she founded and led the Freedom Prayer team at Crossbridge Church in San Antonio, TX. She is the co-author of Freedom Tools, a lead FP trainer, and a gifted leader in assisting churches and organizations in building effective FP teams and integrating FP into their church culture.

Bill Branstetter

Freedom Prayer Lead Trainer

Bill Branstetter, San Antonio, TX – Board Member – Bill and his wife Sara lead the Freedom Prayer ministry at CrossBridge Community Church in San Antonio Texas. His passion is to take Freedom Prayer to the nations and he regularly travels internationally to train church leaders.

Andy Reese

President

Andy Reese, Burwood, TN – Board Member – Andy is President and oversees development of Freedom prayer materials. He is the Co-author of Freedom Tools and a lead FP trainer and popular speaker on the subject of Freedom.

Franklin Bennett

Freedom Prayer Lead Trainer

Franklin Bennett – Board Member – Franklin is a teacher and coach with a passion for bringing freedom in practical ways to his students and teams through Freedom Prayer. He and his wife Reid lead ministry sessions and teach Freedom Prayer and live in Nashville.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Roger Bertolini

Roger Bertolini, Colchester, CT – Advisory Board Member – Roger is a ministry lead and lead trainer who also facilitates other seminars including marriage seminars and people skills seminars with his wife Sheri.

Vikki Waters

Vikki Waters, Chattanooga, TN – Advisory Board Member – Vikki leads Growing in Grace Ministries (http://www.iggm.org) a non-denominational church and ministry center. Vikki is a lead FP trainer skilled in every area of FP and with an additional ability to work with children (or maybe adults that act like children too!).

Terry Hendrixson

Terry Hendrixson, Franklin, TN – Advisory Board Member. Terry is a Certified Public Accountant and also a lead FP minister.

Shannon Mclaird

Shannon Mclaird, Franklin, TN, – Advisory Board Member – She is the Director of the School of Supernatural Life in Franklin, and a lead FP trainer.

Dr. Neil T. Anderson

Dr. Neil T. Anderson, Knoxville, TN – Advisory Board Member. Neil is a best-selling author on spiritual freedom including ‘Victory Over the Darkness’,’The Bondage Breaker’, ‘The Steps to Freedom in Christ’ and ‘Daily in Christ’. He is founder and president emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries.

Dr. Candyce Roberts

Dr. Candyce Roberts, Campbellsville, KY – Advisory Board Member – Candyce has spent the past fourteen years in inner healing ministry to survivors of abuse, leading them into the presence of the Lord to experience emotional, spiritual, and physical wholeness.

Meet Our Pastoral Advisory Board

Dave Clayton

Dave Clayton is the lead church planter and pastor of Ethos Church in Nashville TN. He leads vision and teaching and has a deep passion for making disciples and planting churches. He is the Executive Director of Onward Church Planting and provides leadership to Awaken as well. Married to Sydney and father to three boys, Dave’s church is home to a large Freedom Prayer team that serves both locally and internationally.

Kirk Freeman

Kirk Freeman – Advisory Board Member – A Texas native, Kirk spent ten years working in the Christian publishing industry prior to transitioning into the pastoral ministry. He moved to San Antonio to start CrossBridge in 2003. Kirk and his wife, Debbie, have three sweet daughters. Kirk pastors CrossBridge Community Church, which has had a thriving Freedom Prayer ministry for over 5 years. He often engages other pastors about the fruit of freedom prayer in a church culture.

Josh Graves


Josh Graves is the preaching and teaching minister for Otter Creek Church as well as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN. His work has been featured in several national news outlets and he has authored three books. Married to Kara with three boys, Josh’s church is home to a thriving Freedom Prayer team.