PASTOR DALE L. FOSTER
Reverend Dale L. Foster is a pastor with a global mission - to empower the World through the Word of God that gives them a "Free Spirit". He believes that the body of Christ should be set free in every area of their life. His preaching and teaching focuses on empowering believers spiritually, developing them educationally, exposing them culturally, activating them politically, and strengthening them economically. Reverend Foster was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel in January 1994 and ordained in the Ministry in May 1995. Pastor Foster studied Communications and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) and holds a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. While studying at the ITC, he was recognized as an honor student.
As a concerned member of his community, Reverend Foster served as the inaugural President of the Fayette County, Georgia branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and as a community activist. November 9th, 2004 God called Reverend Foster from an Associate Minister position and planted him as the Pastor of Free Spirit Ministries, where the ministry has grown spiritually and numerically. Under the visionary leadership of Pastor Foster, Free Spirit Ministries provides spiritual growth and economic empowerment to encourage worshippers to move toward "higher living" in every aspect of their lives. On April 8th, 2007, the Free Spirit Ministries congregation triumphantly marched into its new location in Fairburn, Georgia, the Free Spirit Ministries Worship Center.
Pastor Foster is married to Marvina Parker Foster, affectionately referred to as "Lady M". Lady Marvina presides over the Christian Education Department at the Free Spirit Ministries Worship Center. He is a devoted father to his two children, Lewis and Lindsey.
With a culturally diverse congregation, Pastor Foster walks in a powerful anointing to reach the unreachable, the broken, the wounded, and the rejected. He has earnestly committed to demonstrating unconditional love to all that God sends his way. As a result, Free Spirit Ministries has become one of the fastest growing ministries in Fairburn, Georgia. In spite of the awesome anointing on his life, Pastor Foster is still modest enough to "keep it real." His humility allows him to connect with those of all ages.
In October 2004 God revealed to Pastor Foster that the time had come for him leave the denominational boundaries and establish a church. God’s desire for him was to establish a church where the people of God could come and worship without denominational strings and traditional chains, to worship the Lord with a "Free Spirit." Pastor Foster’s objections about a lack of money, no building, no musical instruments, and no members were quickly rebuffed with “I’ll provide." God told Pastor Foster that because he was starting with nothing, everything that happened in his ministry from this point forward he would know that God did it and not him. Pastor Foster was obedient and stepped out on faith and started Free Spirit Ministries.
With the above objections behind him, God directed Pastor Foster to a church located in Fayetteville, Georgia. After speaking with the pastor of the church and sharing with him what the Lord had placed in his spirit, the pastor agreed to rent Free Spirit Ministries the building and the use of everything. Pastor Foster knew then that it was because he had been faithful and obedient. During the next two years the membership grew tremendously under the dynamic preaching and teaching of Pastor Foster. Although they had been faithful stewards over the church they were renting, Pastor Foster shared with the members of FSM that it was time for them to own their own building. At the time he didn't know where the Lord was directing him, but knew that God had something special in mind for the band of faith filled members.
God directed Pastor Foster to a church five miles away in Fairburn, Georgia. They purchased the building and it was dedicated on Resurrection Sunday, April 2007, and named Free Spirit Ministries Worship Center. Since Free Spirit Ministries has been in its current location of 7880 Wood Road, Fairburn, Georgia, the membership has continued to grow. God has allowed FSM to be a blessing to the community by feeding the hungry, clothing those in need, and working to bring families back together. TO GOD BE THE GLORY! While we humbly bask in the blessing of our past, excitement and anticipation overwhelm us as we envision the future, without a doubt, we believe the best is yet to come!