KC Maddox - pastor

KC and his wife, Kinsey, met at the University of Oklahoma where they earned their Bachelor degrees. They were married in August of 2003.

After college, KC served as a student pastor for a combined 11 years in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and then Warrensburg, Missouri. In both cities KC and Kinsey saw a need among the university students and developed new college ministries in addition to serving the youth and their families.

KC earned his Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012 while serving as Church Planter Resident at Stonegate Church in Midlothian, Texas.

The Maddoxes moved to Lawrence in 2014 to start Free City Church. 

KC and Kinsey have three daughters, Quinn, Liv and Anna; and a son, Crews.

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ethan sperle - pastor

Ethan and his wife, Skye, were raised in Weatherford, Oklahoma. They began dating in high school, and married in 2009, while attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

While in college, Ethan led worship weekly for a student ministry and at a church in suburban Oklahoma City. During this time, God began stirring their hearts toward the local church --specifically church planting.

In 2011, Ethan and Skye moved to Oklahoma City. Ethan began serving as Worship Leader and Communication Director at Quail Springs Baptist Church. 

The Sperles moved to Lawrence in early 2014 to start Free City Church. 

Ethan and Skye have a daughter, Blythe, and a son, Isaac (Ike).

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Whitnee daffron - free city LITTLE kids, COMMUNICATION/ADMIN

Whitnee and her husband, Josh, met at church camp in Oklahoma in 2009. They began dating in 2013 and were married in 2015 after graduating college. 

Two weeks after marrying, Josh and Whitnee moved to Lawrence. 

Whitnee serves Free City as the Kids Director. 

Josh and Whitnee have one daughter, Sutton. 

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Daniel grew up in Troy, Ohio. As things late in high school got tough, he found a refuge in a soccer teammate’s family. It was that friend and that family that first introduced him to Jesus.

While at Purdue University, Daniel served with Cru’s campus ministry. It was there that a vision started to develop for spending his life introducing students to Jesus, rooting them in their faith, and sending them to reach their friends and families.

After college, Daniel spent time as an elementary school literacy specialist, a missionary in Greece, and a grad student at Baylor University before making his home in Lawrence in 2015.

After four years working with college students at the University of Kansas, Daniel joined staff at Free City in 2019.

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