College and Career
Young Married Couples
The College and Career group focuses on the needs of those who have finished high school and entered the college and career field. Through specialized discipleship within the group, we target the particular needs of those navigating the changes they experience as they enter this new chapter in their lives.
The Young Married group is for the young adults at Freedom Tabernacle that have settled down and married. The group focuses on discipleship unique to the needs of couples as they pursue a strong relationship with each other and with Christ.
Matt and Katherine Gonzalez
Tim and Rhonda Long
Matt and Katherine Gonzalez, our College and Career leaders were married in 2011 and went into ministry as soon as they got back from their honeymoon. They have been involved in revivals, relief aids, young adult and college ministries, and oversea missions. Matt and Katherine currently have two children, Jericho and Georgia, who keep them on their feet while they both own and operate their own businesses. Their hearts are for seeing the Lord's presence bring healing and freedom in people's lives every day as they grow to know the Lord more and more. They are excited to be part of Freedom Tabernacle and look forward to seeing how the Lord continues to guide their path while creating relationships with those around them.
Pastor Tim and Rhonda Long, our Young Married Couples Leaders have been married for over 35 years. They have three daughters - Abby, Ashley, and Emma - and seven grandchildren. Tim has owned his own upholstery business, Long’s Upholstery, for over 30 years. Rhonda has worked as a stay-at-home mom since their first daughter was born and now helps with the grandchildren. Tim and Rhonda have been in ministry since 1997, pastoring at several churches in multiple ministries. They pastored Shady Grove Baptist Church for two years, were Youth Pastors at Pleasant Grove Baptist for three years, and were Youth Pastors at Freedom Tabernacle for six years. They have been Young Adult leaders at Freedom Tabernacle for three years. Through all these positions, they have developed a passion for seeing Young Adults grow in their relationship with Christ. In this current season, they are leading the Young Married Group, excited to develop new relationships and see people grow in closer communion with God.
Each group meets regularly for fellowship. To get the most up-to-date information about when and where we are meeting, check out the relevant social media pages for each group.