About Freedom Fellowship
Rev. O.C. Bates Memorial
Rev. O. C. Bates is the founding pastor of Freedom Fellowship and he served as Pastor Emeritus after retiring at the end of 2013. Coming to Pearland with many years of pastoral experience, Pastor Bates responded to the call of God in 2005 to build a church fellowship in the growing city of Pearland. He came to Pearland after 25 years of pastoring Christian Temple, in Houston, Texas, and 5 years of ministering in various churches and preaching in conferences.
Pastor Bates went home to be with Lord on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. While he is greatly missed, his legacy will live on through the work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ at Freedom Fellowship. We look forward with great anticipation to the day we reunite with him in heaven!