For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” -Galatians 5:13-14

Each year on the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of our great nation: a nation founded upon freedom. Freedom to speak without fear, to express dissent from our rulers, and to peaceably assemble. And perhaps the most important right we have as Americans is that of the right to freely exercise our religion. On the Saturday prior to Independence day, thousands gather in the heart of Ball Ground to celebrate not only these rights, but to celebrate the freedom we have gained through Jesus Christ-- the freedom from slavery to sin. It is through God we receive the power to overcome our own wrongdoings, and in Christ, who took our place on the cross, we find forgiveness to release us from the bonds of guilt. This is why, on June 30th, 2012, former Ball Ground UMC pastor Jared Lathem launched the first Faith and Freedom Festival, and it is why we use our freedom as an opportunity to go out into our community and spread the love of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who might hear it.

Thank you to our 2017 Festival Sponsors! Without you, the Faith and Freedom Festival would not be possible!


Day Development Group

Ball Ground United Methodist Church

Auto World Auto Parts

Heritage Plumbing

Pinnacle Real Estate Services

Power-Pro Tech Services

Town and Country Wrecker Service

KatGraphics, LLC

John Byrd Design


Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Faith and Freedom Festival are available! If you or your business would like to sponsor the festival, please call Trevor at 678-591-8106!


Greater Promise


Will Dover, Kaci Swafford, Casey Waits and Carey Robinson.

Michael Jack Goss

Southern Rock

He hopes to inspire and encourage everyone through his story and the music God has given him.


Acoustic Rock

Jason Perez – Guitar/Vocals, Emily Perez – Vocals, Jake McNeese – Bass, Treavor Biggers – Percussion 

Scarlet Wool

Contemporary Folk/Gospel

Winners of the 2013 Atlanta Fest talent search; Scarlet Wool (formerly known as Purely Acoustic) is made up of three siblings from Northwest GA., Tabitha, Matthew and Hannah Fleenor.


2017 Vendor Applications Are Closed! If you are interested in joining us next year, please e-mail trevor@faithandfreedomfestival.com!

The Faith and Freedom Festival brings thousands of visitors to downtown Ball Ground. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get the word out about your business and showcase your products! Please do note that we have limited space this year, and we will be accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your applications in quickly!

2017 Faith and Freedom Festival Vendor Application


Jared Lathem

2017 Feature Speaker

Faith and Freedom Festival is pleased to welcome back founder and former Ball Ground UMC Pastor, Jared Lathem. Pastor Jared and his wife, Lim, are the founders of Promesa Ministries, a bi-lingual ministry reaching Spanish speakers in the name of Jesus Christ. They are also founding members of Restoration Association International and Pastor Jared serves as the association's secretary. They are blessed to be the parents to 4 wonderful children.

    Kids Zone

    Bring a towel! This year's Kids Zone will feature face-painting, a Patriotic bounce house, and 15 foot tall water slide! We will also have Kona Ice, free Monster Energy drinks from 3-6, music all day long, and even more in Downtown!