Worship is an important factor for church growth and health. Satan has manipulated the hearts of Christians everywhere to use worship music as a source of dissension. FCC Brazil is committed to unifying in this area and to use worship music as an avenue to bow at the throne of God, uplift the believer, give comfort to the hurting and prepare our hearts for the Word of God.
"About six months ago FCC Brazil set out on the challenging task to find a worship pastor called to lead us down this road." said senior pastor Bob Witte. "It was challenging because we wanted a person with the right heart, passion for God, leadership skills and musical abilities. We were looking for someone who loves Jesus and would fall in love with our church and town. As our paths crossed and conversations grew with Ryan Freeman we quickly found that he was who we were looking for."
Ryan is an accomplished musician of more than twenty years. He is a singer, guitarist and songwriter called to utilize his gifts in worship leadership. He is the son of a Worship Pastor, and was raised in a family that loves and is gifted in music. At the age of 11, Ryan made a personal commitment to Christ and at the age of 13, he began learning to play the guitar. Over the years, he has had many opportunities to utilize his musical gifts in concert venues, songwriter's circles, retreats, conferences, as well as in ministry for several churches.
Ryan has toured with several Christian artists, most recently with Paul Brant who is a well know Canadian country music artist.
"Ryan' greatest passion is to share the love of Christ through music and to see others reach deeper experiences of worship individually and corporately." said pastor Witte.
Ryan is married to Andrea, and they have three children: daughter Rylee, and sons Bailey and AJ. They all love following Colorado sports teams, especially the Denver Broncos (he will soon see the light and root for the Colts) and doing things together as a family.
They will be moving to Brazil from the Nashville, Tenn., area and Ryan will begin leading worship on the Christmas weekend.