February 7-8, 2020
Tickets on sale December 1, 7pm
The Free Indeed Men’s Conference has been used annually to call men to their highest purpose: Freedom in Christ!
Free Indeed has become an incredible event to hundreds because they are challenged with bold truth, they unite in powerful worship, and they are sent out with renewed priority and urgency. Because of this, our prayer is that Free Indeed 2020 would be your best spent weekend of the year. May it be so!
This year’s theme is We Must Die to Live. True freedom in Christ rests on the theological truth that we must die to ourselves to live for him. And this is one of the most difficult challenges men will face—noone in their flesh wants to die. The world tells us to live for self, for gain, for accomplishment, and for pride. But the more we die to self, the more we live in Jesus Christ!
"If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
Rev. H.B. Charles, Jr. is the pastor-teacher of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. H.B. has served in this role since 2008. At the June 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, H.B. was historically and unanimously elected as the SBC Pastors’ Conference’s first African-American president. Prior to joining his present church, H.B. led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost 18 years. Succeeding his late father, he began on his pastorate at Mt. Sinai at the age of 17 – a senior in high school.
Outside of his ministry to and with his congregation, H.B. regularly speaks at churches, conferences, and conventions around the country, and he is also the author of several books. H.B. is married to Crystal, and they have three children: H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey.
Robbie Symons is the founding pastor of Hope Bible Church Oakville. His greatest passion is to see lives changed for the glory of God. Hope Oakville has experienced the power and grace of the Lord in its growth from a Bible study of 18 people in 2003 to over 4000 people today. They have also been used to see the birth of several vibrant churches across Canada.
Robbie’s radio ministry through Hope Oakville, called Live in the Light, can be heard daily throughout Southern Ontario, Western New York, and the Atlantic Provinces. He is also the author of Passion Cry: How Apathy is Killing the Church and A Passion for Christ Will Revive It. Robbie has also taken the role of On-Air Bible Teacher at 100 Huntley St. where he deeply desires to reach people with the word of God resulting in a passion for Christ.
Robbie and his wife Gillian live in Burlington, Ontario with their four children.
Kevin Weeks serves as the founding and Senior Pastor of Mission City Bible Church in Brantford, Ontario. His passion is to shepherd God’s people with God’s word toward God’s mission so that God’s name would be known among all the nations.
After 15 years in ministry, God called Kevin and his family, along with many other families, to plant a church in Brantford in 2014. Since then, they have seen God’s grace and power in countless ways. “Break Forth Radio,” (a ministry of Mission City Bible Church that airs one-minute clips from Kevin’s sermons) broadcasts daily on Christian radio across the Brant region. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree from Heritage College, his Master’s degree from Briercrest Seminary, and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree in Missions and Evangelism from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kevin and his wife, Stacey, have three children and live in Brantford.
Ian Hales is the founding pastor of Redemption Church. Ian grew up in the Durham region and by God’s grace was given the privilege to plant Redemption Church in 2010. God has done and continues to do great things in and through Redemption Church for the glory of His great name.
Ian and his wife Sarah were married in 2003 and are parents to their three children Karis, Joshua and Caleb.
Nathan and his wife Natasha live with their two children Madison, and Samuel, in Waterdown Ontario. Nathan serves as the Pastor of Soul Care Ministries at Hope Bible Church Oakville, alongside Natasha, who serves as the Events and Communications Team Lead. Nathan is passionate about the advancement of Soul Care and discipleship in the local church in Canada, and serves on the board of the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition.
Jason Matta is the Founding Pastor of Hope Church Toronto West; a vibrant, diverse church in the city of Toronto. He is passionate about the Glory of God, the Word of God, the Mission of God, and humble dependence upon God in prayer. Jason is married to Aileen and together they have three wonderful children: Josiah, Abigail and Silas.
Kaj is the founding pastor of Harvest Church, a multi-location church in Muskoka, Ontario. Prior to launching Harvest Kaj spent 12 years leading a wilderness discipleship school called Summit College where he developed a passion to see people live in a community of love and grace while living radically different lives completely sold out for Jesus. Kaj and his wife Libby have three daughters; McKinley, Elianna, and Chloe.
*Workshops listed are live at Oakville site. Workshops may be different at satellite locations.