Meet our leadership
Organizations rise and fall with leadership and we take that idea very seriously. God gives clear guidelines in His word to what is expected of church leaders and how they are to care for his "flock". FFC is an "elder-ruled" church with deacons set aside to serve the congregation with their spiritual gifts. Here is a little bit of info about our team:
Ben Suggs | Lead Pastor | Elder
Ben, along with his wife Jenna and some devoted friends and family, started Freedom Family Church - Siler City in 2017. Before that, Ben served as Youth and Family Pastor at Freedom Family Church in Liberty since its inception in 2008. Ben has always been bi-vocational; spending time teaching in public schools, running a local small business, and co-founding Love Chatham, a non-profit organization devoted to those experiencing homelessness and hunger in our community. Ben and Jenna live here in Siler City with their 5 children.
Jenna Suggs | Kids Ministry Director
On top of the role of "Pastor's Wife" and "Mom of 5", Jenna has important task of leading our Kids Ministry at FFC. You will find her teaching, organizing, and fostering relationships with parents to help them lead their children spiritually. Jenna also uses her leadership skills in the medical world, supervising teams of Nurse case managers.
Jake Phillips | Worship Leader
Jake has been in the extended FFC family since its earliest days, but after moving back home from Arizona in 2019, Jake joined back up with our church and began leading worship on Sundays and overseeing the A/V Ministry. Jake works in the IT field and lives in Cameron with his wife Andrada and their 2 boys.
Richard Cobb | Deacon | Youth Minister
Richard wears multiple hats around our church as he maintains our facilities, ministers to our youth group and plans their events, and also preaching and teaching occasionally on Sundays. Richard has a background in construction and engineering and works for Learning Environments where He lives in Liberty with his wife Haley and their two boys.
Haley Cobb | Deacon | Women's Minister
Haley serves faithfully in many facets of our church. She leads Women's Ministry events like Ladies Book Club, maintains The Storehouse cafe, and helps mentor the ladies in the youth group. She's also a stay at home mom who teaches at homeschool co-op. The Cobbs joined FFC in 2018.
Mack Neeves | Deacon
Mack is our "auxiliary" deacon who fills in the gaps wherever needed! When he's not being "poppy" to his grandkids, he serves mostly in our Love Chatham food pantry or greeting you on Sundays. He is retired and currently lives in Siler City with his wife Edie.
Craig Clausen | Deacon | Admin Assistant
Craig uses his chaplain's aid background from the Navy to help handle much of the administrative organization for the church. You'll find him up at the church office a few days a week, while also helping in the Food Pantry and handling the details most others overlook. He lives in Bennett with his wife Nancy and their family.