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Nate Carter: Embracing the Ridiculous

Nate Carter: Embracing the Ridiculous

Picture this: A military intelligence unit finds Bigfoot’s nest. They steal his baby, intending to turn it into a secret weapon. Bigfoot intervenes and … well, things get messy. Now another scenario: A man is swimming in the ocean off California when he’s bitten by a...

Hate finds a dead end

by Jim Killam | 5-minute read   Shane Heckler had a hard day Tuesday. At his job at an East State Street grocery store, he was collecting carts from the parking lot when a man pulled up in his car, rolled down the window and unleashed a stream of obscenities....

Meet Lara Griffin

Lara Griffin began working on First Free’s Communications team this past December. She runs our Facebook and Instagram accounts, and she’ll also soon be handling the weekly email newsletters. Lara and her husband, Jonathan, met in 2005 when they both lived in New York...

Meet Clayton Ganziano

Clayton Ganziano has served First Free Rockford for two years as middle school coordinator. Now he’s also coordinating Rooted, our young-adults ministry. Clayton and Hannah just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. We talked with Clayton about church youth...

Meet Kari Heckler

  Kari Heckler This summer, as Kari Heckler debated whether to apply for the position of First Free Kids Director, she asked God to give her a sign. “That’s not me,” she says of the request. “I’m very factual about stuff.” She drove her son, Spencer, to his...