Meet The Shutts Family

Meet Pastor Joe and Holly Shutts

Pastor Joe Shutts is the founding Pastor of New Freedom Church.  Having accepted Christ as a teenager, Joe felt a call on his life to serve the Lord in full-time ministry.  In 2006, at the age of 27, Pastor Joe started a small Bible study in a chapel in Corwin, Ohio.  By God’s grace, and under his steady leadership, New Freedom Church has grown both numerically and spiritually over the past seven years.  With a skillful mix of bold presentation, accessible teaching, and compassion for those who are hurting the most, Pastor Joe has taken biblical Christianity into our community reaching individuals with the message of Christ.  Due to our numerical growth, Pastor Joe has now guided New Freedom through two separate church relocations.  Today the thriving ministries of New Freedom are located at 15 East Warren Street in Lebanon, Ohio.

Pastor Joe graduated from Lebanon High School in 1997, and enrolled at Valor Christian College where he earned a diploma in Pastoral Leadership.  Joe also holds a B.A in Leadership & Ministry from Ohio Christian University and Master of Theology from Liberty University. He has a dual passion to reach the unchurched with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and disciple believers in all aspects of their Christian walk.  His message is one of hope, healing, and salvation for all.

Pastor Joe has been married to his high school sweetheart, Holly, for 14 years. Together as partners in marriage and ministry, Joe and Holly serve side by side as a team for the Lord’s work. Most importantly, Joe is not only a husband to Holly but a father to the “dynamic duo”- their son Carson and daughter Cadynn. The Shutts family currently resides in Waynesville.

Pastor Joe Shutts