Born to Serve
Meet Our Servants
Pastor Roger and Laura Ball
Roger Ball joined the Freedom Church staff in 1991 after serving as a volunteer since the church's inception in 1985, including serving on the original Steering Team that helped form the new church start.
Roger served for 8 years as Youth Pastor and Worship Leader of the church and in 1999 accepted the call to cast a vision and lead the church in a new direction as LEAD PASTOR.
Roger is married since 1975 to his wife Laura who is the church secretary, they have two girls, Stacy and Angela and five grandchildren, Morgan, Breton, Emilee Grace, Camden and Lucy.\
A resident of Vero Beach since 1980 Roger had a career in broadcasting, advertising, marketing and public relations before he surrendered it all to follow God's call into full time ministry. When asked what it's been like these last few years, he will just smile and say, "It's been a great ride!"
Joel and Shelly Smith - Associate Pastor Discipleship
Joel is a “preachers’ kid” that decided to join the ministry after a few bumps and bruises in life. Joel and wife Shelly joined Freedom Church in 2016 and spent 2 year as Leaders of the Children’s Ministry. 2019 was spent back in Minnesota. One year in the frozen tundra and God called them back to Vero Beach. Joel is graduate of New Covenant Bible College and now the President of the school. He is also working full-time in the ministry as the Discipleship Pastor at Freedom Church.
Brian and Mary Traynor - Associate Pastor Stewardship
Brian is a third generation Florida native coming from Fort Pierce just a stone’s throw to the south of Vero Beach. He has been with Freedom Church since 2016 and has graduated from our very own New Covenant Bible College with an Advanced Associates Degree in Theology. Brian serves in many areas of the church including being the Chairman of the Elders and the Finance Administrator.
Brian has been married to his lovely wife, Mary, “In whom he is well pleased,” since 2002. They have 4 children, Brianna, Brandon, Chelsea, and Danielle and 6 grandchildren, Lily, Jaylan, Evelyn, Vincent, Nicholas, and Juliana. He loves to spend time with his wife and family as much as possible and enjoys spoiling his grandkids and sending them home to their parents.
His heart is to encourage those who are struggling with hurts, habits, and hang ups and to bring them to the Lord for help and healing. With a desire to preach and teach the truths of God’s Word wherever the Lord leads him, he looks forward to seeing what God will do with each life He touches through him.
Caleb and Allison Baird Student Ministers
Caleb and Allison have had a passion to reach young people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ for many years now. They have served in various capacities in the youth ministry in the past and now serve as our Youth Coordinators at Freedom Church. Caleb has his Associates Degree and Allison has her Master of Divinity degree. They also have one beautiful child named Zeke.