Meet the team.

Meet the people who help make the things possible.

Dr. Alan Brown

Senior Pastor
Office: (870) 423-2509
Cell: (870)307-5307
Alan has been with Freeman Heights since 2012.  He is a wonderful teacher of the Bible and a great man with a heart for people.  His attitude of grace and passion for missions are a driving force in his ministry.  He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, with his masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his doctorate of ministry from Newburgh Theological Seminary.  He and his wife Tammy have five children and just welcomed the addition of their first grandson..

Truett Thomas

Associate Pastor of Senior Adults and Outreach Ministries
Office: (870) 423-2509
Cell: (479) 981-3377
Truett has been at Freeman Heights since 2011.  He had previously served on staff, but came back to lead our senior adults.  He has a great attitude for senior adult ministry and loves to be able to spend time with our more seasoned adults.  Truett also serves with our children whenever the opportunity arises.  He has three children and numerous grandkids that he loves.

John Dicus

Pastor of Student Ministries and Media
office: (870)423-2509
cell: (832)210-4622
John Dicus was born and raised in Houston, TX and was transplanted into Clarksville, Arkansas the summer of 2005 where he graduated High School.  He attended Ouachita Baptist University where he earned a Bachelor degree in Business Management, and is currently pursuing His Master’s degree in Biblical Exposition from Southern Theological Seminary.  John is married to his beautiful wife Carrie and they have one beautiful baby girl.  John answered his calling into ministry after college and then accepted his first ministry position back in the Houston area where he was Licensed and Ordained into ministry.  John and Carrie are both very excited to be serving at Freeman Heights Baptist Church.

Jordan Phariss

Director of Children’s Ministries

Jordan has been on staff at Freeman Heights since 2021. She was born and lived in Little Rock, until her family was transferred to Illinois when she was in elementary school. Jordan graduated from Milikin University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Her husband, Nick and herself have four children. 

Andrew Coop

Pastor of Worship and Worship Media
office: (870)423-2509
cell: (903)240-8142
Andrew was born and raised in Texas and calls Liberty City his hometown. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Worship Arts and gratefully joined the staff the following November. He points to a series of events beginning in high school when God started calling him to serve in the hill country of Arkansas. His aim at Freeman Heights Baptist Church is to enable and equip his Christian brethren to sing to God praises rooted in their gratitude for what He’s done and in their understanding of who He is.

Patty Orrell

General & Financial Secretary
Patty has been on staff with Freeman Heights since 2002…from General Secretary, Ministry Assistant, Rental Coordinator and Financial Secretary. She has worn many hats at different times during her 18+ years and has a heart for serving her Lord and church family in any capacity possible. Patty has been married to Charles for 43 years. They have two children and three grand-daughters, who are the delight of their grandparents’ lives.

Christol Hutchison

General Secretary/ Custodian
I have been a member of Freeman Heights since 2018. I have been working as the General Secretary since 2020. I am married to Weston Hutchison. We have two sons Dalton age 24 and Jacob age 22. Weston and I have lived in the area our entire lives. We have been married almost 21 years. I love my church family and friends. I enjoy doing many crafts. Weston has been a recording engineer for over 30 years.  We have owned and operated three recording studios. WE have two fur babies. Bubbles our cat, and Sugarbaby our 8 year old chihuahua/ min pin mix. Life is good and I am blessed beyond what I deserve. 

Wes Hutchison

Custodian and Facility Manager
Wes has been with church since 2018.  His family consists of Christol whom he’s been married to for 21  years, and has two sons Jacob and Dalton.   He enjoys many activities such as riding his motorcycle, playing the drums and playing the bass guitar, along with spending time with his wife.  Has owned and operated three recording studios for the last 33 years.