Dr. Ricky Freeman

Senior Pastor

The Reverend Doctor Ricky Freeman is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School and Chicago Vocational High School. In preparation for pastoral ministry, Dr. Freeman has earned the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (Religion), Bishop College, Dallas, Texas; Master of Divinity, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois; Doctor of Ministry (Church Leadership), Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois.

Dr. Janice L. Bryant


Dr. Janice L. Bryant has attended Ebenezer Baptist Church since the first Sunday after she moved to Austin in 1976. She was born in Magnolia, Mississippi, second of the three children of Hazel and Jerry Lee Bryant. She was educated in the Mississippi public schools, completing her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Jackson State

Minister Cardette Carroll


Minister Cardette S. Carroll is the daughter of the late Fannie and Willie Morris (Deacon of Ebenezer) and she joined Ebenezer Baptist Church at the tender age of six. She received her primary and secondary education in Austin Independent School District and did undergraduate work at Sam Houston State University where she earned the Bachelor

Minister William West


Minister William West was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Reagan High School where he excelled as both a student and an athlete. In 2005, William earned a Bachelors Degree with an emphasis in Exercise Science and Human Development from Angelo State University. In the winter of 2006, he answered his calling and

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