Tim and Kelly Franklin are the senior pastors of Freedom Christian Center. Since starting the church in 1987, their desire has been to see people become fully devoted followers of Jesus and passionate about His mission. Their love for Holy Spirit and for the Word of God has challenged many people move beyond being a ‘mere Christian” to being an expression of Christ in the earth.
They love teaching and preaching the Word of God along with activating the Saints in the gifts of the Spirit all while growing them in the character of Christ. Their ministry has taken them to over 36 different nations training leaders, speaking at crusades and building the body of Christ.
They have two sons, one ‘daughter-in-love’ and two sweet grand children all loving God.
Craig Nau was born in Columbia, PA but raised and educated, along with his other four siblings, in Newark, DE. They were a close family then and continue to be presently. In June of 1974 he married Deborah and they moved to FL four years later. Their daughter Erin was born May, 1983. She, along with her husband Billy Jenkins, grandchildren Ella & Braxton--are Craig’s “pride and joy.” With Christ in him, he has continued to fall deeply in love with Deborah and has a passion to tell others they can have the same marriage experience.
He was ordained as a Pastor / Elder in 1994 and continues to serve to help build a strong local church with global influence. As much as he dislikes being separated from family, he loves answering his call to China and North Korea. Craig (with Deborah) enjoys leading an Overcomers group, meeting with married couples and one on one with other men.
Jeremy Saglimbeni has been married to the love of his life, Jennifer, for over 10 years, and they have four children--Jeremy, Daniel, John, and Anna Grace, Jeremy's heart is for worship and to see the Kingdom of God expand. His hobbies include helping people, custom electronics and music.
At Freedom, Jeremy serves as Worship Director and head of the sound ministry. He also plays supporting roles on the worship team, Harp & Bowl and MyHOP. Jeremy strives for excellence in everything he does, knowing that his King, in perfect excellence, gave His all for him.
Deborah Nau has been on staff at Freedom Christian Center since 1991. She is the Director of Business and Finance and the Director of the Worship Arts Ministry. She and her husband Craig were ordained in 1994 and serve as Pastors at FCC. They offer pastoral care including Overcomers Ministry and spiritual counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
With 39 years of dance training, Deborah’s passion is to express her love and worship to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to express His heart to others through prophetic dance and interpretative movement, and to train others to do the same. Deborah has dedicated all of her ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, and choreography technique to the Lord for His glory. She teaches weekly dance classes with a teaching style that is challenging for all skill levels and inspires participants to new levels of worship through the dance. In 2011, the Lord called Deborah to expand the worship arts training opportunities at FCC to include all the arts. She currently also oversees classes/teams in drama, writing, painting/drawing, signing, and other artistic expressions as the Lord leads.
Deborah and Craig were married in 1974 and they have a daughter (Erin), a son-in-law (Billy), and two grandchildren (Ella & Braxton). They reside in Suntree.
Joshua Franklin has been the Student Ministries Pastor at Freedom Christian Center since 2012. He graduated from Church of the Highlands' ministry school in Birmingham Alabama. He is passionate about helping children and teens discover how amazing Jesus is, and what a great adventure life is with Holy Spirit.
He was TIME Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year, along with every other person on the planet who had ever used the internet. When he is not at church you will usually find him near or in some body of water, surfing or paddle boarding.