Meet John

John Alarid is the founder and lead pastor of Freedom City Church and director of addiction recovery centers, Hope Homes of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri. He has a masters degree from Evangel University and is completing his doctorate at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. John has limited availability to be scheduled for services, conferences and evangelistic events. Please contact Shelly Addington for more information at

John is a speaker for Prison Fellowship Ministries and speaks at prisons and conferences around the world. He is author of the books "My Prison Became a Palace" and "Pharmakeia and Other Articles." 

John is married to Hannah and they reside in Springfield with their daughter. Hannah is finishing up a degree in music from Evangel University and is the worship/creative arts pastor at Freedom City Church.