Our Staff

  • Darren Dye

    Lead Pastor

    Darren first came on staff at Freedom in February of 1991 - yes, he's been here for 30 years...incredible! He began as Associate Pastor then stepped into the role of Lead Pastor in 1999. Originally from the metroplex, he never planned to "settle in a small town." God must've had other plans! He's married to the love of his life, Monica, and together they have two amazing adult kids - Hannah & Josiah. He's deeply honored to serve the Lord and to serve the people of Freedom.

  • Chris Lopez

    Associate Pastor

    Chris joined the staff at freedom in June of 2019. He has been in full time ministry for over 15 years and has served churches as a Youth pastor, Worship and associate Pastor. Chris oversees our Worship/Creative Department as well as guest services, COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH. He married in March of 2019 and became a stepdad to an amazing son. when he has some downtime you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his family. 

  • Clint Walstad

    Student Ministry Pastor

    MY WIFE AND I MOVED FROM COLORADO SPRINGS TO CANYON IN OCTOBER 2020. I have a passion for helping young men and women follow after Jesus with their whole hearts, and long to see a generation that loves God more than this world. Also, I enjoy the great outdoors and I am highly competitive. If you are a student in junior high or high school, a parent of a student, or a young adult looking for friends, please feel free to reach out to us, we would love to meet you!

  • Amanda Mullins

    Children's & Adult Ministries Pastor

    My name is Amanda Mullins.  I have been married for almost 25 years to Galen and have 4 awesome kiddos...Cody and Kyle (21) Cole (19) and Emma (12).  I am going into my 15th year as the children's pastor here at Freedom and have recently taken on the role of adult pastor.  I like to try new things.  I really enjoy watching and playing sports and doing anything outdoors with my family...when it is not windy...lol.  I love this church and am so thankful to be a part of this body of believers.

  • Colleen Chandler

    Administrative Assistant

    Colleen has been OUR

    Administrative Assistant since 2012.  She loves spending time with her family, watching movies, and finding new places to take walks and enjoy the scenery. She and her husband, Kenny, met while in high school and have been married more than 40 years. They have two amazing and beautiful daughters, Karli and Kellie, and one vivacious granddaughter, Finlee, who brings lots of joy and sparkle to the family.