Dr. George Freeman, Pastor
The son of a United Methodist minister and native of Sandersville, Georgia, George grew up in the Emory section of Atlanta.
Appointed to Jonesboro First United Methodist Church
in June, 2009, he
entered the ordained Ministry following service in the United Stated Air Force
, Viet Nam
, and several years in the business world.
He served as a District Lay Leader and United Methodist Men's Officer while he and his wife Peggy-Ann were living in Stone Mountain.
The founding pastor of Simpsonwood United Methodist Church in Peachtree Corners, Rev. Freeman has also been a pastor at Dallas First, East Cobb, Marietta, Trinity in Rome, Briarcliff, Thomson First, and North Springs prior to coming to Jonesboro First United Methodist Church.
formal education came from Briarcliff High School, DeKalb County, Georgia Southern College, Emory University's Candler School of Theology and United Theological Seminary
He has served in numerous leadership positions on the local, district, conference, jurisdictional and general church levels.
He was President of the National Association of Stewardship Leaders and served on the Southeastern Jurisdictional Council and the General Board of Discipleship.
Currently, he chairs the Administrative Review Committee of the North Georgia Conference and is a mentor for ministerial candidates seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church.
father, Dr. G. Ross Freeman
, resides in Stockbridge.