Our Values & Beliefs


  • Connector.

    We believe in extravagant love & audacious faith

  • Connector.

    We believe in mission over methods

  • Connector.

    We believe in the power of together (team work/ownership)

  • Connector.

    We believe Sundays should impact Mondays

  • Connector.

    We believe in purpose over personality

  • Connector.

    We believe in people over policy

  • Connector.

    We believe in courage over comfort

Our Pastor


Mark Sparks



Mark Sparks has been a part of the Carroll County Community since 2005 and has served in various different ministry & pastoral roles at Crosswind Church in Westminster, MD, before becoming the Lead Pastor of Freedom Church in December 2016.

Mark is originally from New Castle, DE but has also lived in North Carolina, West Virginia, and other parts of Maryland.  In September of 2013, He & Nicole (his best friend & “partner-in-crime”) were married and began the greatest adventure of their lives together!  They have four wonderful children (Sean, Kiera, Hailey, & Ayden), and one adorable Golden Retriever, Cooper.

Mark & Nicole have a deep passion for developing disciples & leaders to influence transformation in their homes & communities. They believe that everyone should have a place where they can belong, space to explore how their life & faith come together, and a chance to become all that God has created them to be! Together, they enjoy catching up on the latest movies or their favorite TV shows, being the biggest cheerleaders for their kids (and the sports teams they play on), and most importantly, spending time together as a family.



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