Established in 1848, FPC has a rich history in the Freeman community. Originally known as the Mount Pleasant Congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the church was located in Morristown. The original church building was located on what is now the Freeman Cemetery.
In 1882, the current building was built and the church officially became Freeman Presbyterian Church in 1956 when a petition was filed for incorporation. The existing structure has been expanded four times over the years, with the first addition being the current library area. Additional classrooms were built later on to expand for the growing congregation. The manse, now the youth building, was built in 1957 and the basement was added in 1960 along with the north classroom. The basement was expanded in 1967 to include the current dining area.
The church bell was removed from the bell tower in 1975 and relocated to the existing location in the back yard of the church. The most recent upgrades to the facility include fresh paint, a new roof, new heating and air system, and an updated handicap accessible bathroom.
In April 2016 the decision to demolish the manse was made because repairs were too costly. This brings us to our current plans to expand and build God’s House. A new fellowship hall with additional classrooms, kitchen, storage, bathrooms (with showers), and a place for the Freeman community to come together for various activities. We hope to provide a safe place for the youth to have fun, for youth sports teams to have practices, for moms and dads to get some time with other parents, and many other fun and exciting things we probably haven’t though of.