Pastor Ellery W. Freeman, a man after God’s own heart, born in Atlanta Ga., he is the
second child born to the late Wilman Freeman and Evangelist Emma Freeman.
Pastor Freeman accepted Christ and was baptized at the early age of five and spent most
of his years as a dedicated member of the Union Grove Baptist Church, where he served in many
areas of the church. He served as Minister of Music for 20 plus years, served as an associate
minister for 9 years, served as a Sunday school teacher, and also served on the deacon board
before accepting the call to preach Gods word.
In December 2009 Pastor Freeman was licensed to go forth to teach and preach the
gospel of Jesus Christ, and in May 2014 he was ordained at his home church Union Grove. In
May 2018 Pastor Freeman was installed as Pastor of The City of Praise Church, in College Park,
Georgia. He is a graduate of the Baptist International Bible Institute. He also holds a doctorate
degree in Music Ministry from Victory Bible University. Pastor Freeman is also a proud member
of the Metropolitan Atlanta Baptist Ministers Union and the South Fulton Ministerial Alliance.
He is also a member of the world-renowned gospel singing group The Echoes of Zion.
He has been a dedicated employee of the Gus Thornhill’s Funeral Home, Inc., in East
Point, GA., for 19 years.
At the heart of this man of God is his love for his family. Pastor Freeman’s joy and
balance is his wife, Sharday Freeman, and their five beautiful children: Coriana, El’Jai, Kyndal,
Ellery Jr, and Braxton.
Psalms 34:1-3 & 8 has proven to be the testimony of Pastor Freeman, as he truly patterns
his life by the words of his favorite song, “If I can help somebody as I pass long, if I can cheer
somebody with a word or a song, if I can show somebody how they are travelling wrong, then
my living shall not be in vain.