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 5:13-14Each 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
Pinnacle Real Estate Services
Power-Pro Tech Services
Town and Country Wrecker Service
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!
Will Dover, Kaci Swafford, Casey Waits and Carey Robinson.
Michael Jack Goss
He hopes to inspire and encourage everyone through his story and the music God has given him.
Jason Perez – Guitar/Vocals, Emily Perez – Vocals, Jake McNeese – Bass, Treavor Biggers – Percussion
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 email@example.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 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.
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!
If you have registered as a vendor, you will be contacted the week prior to the event to receive your spot number and map, and any vendors working out of their vehicles may be asked to load in later so that they do not block the street.
Jason Perez – Guitar/Vocals
Emily Perez – Vocals
Jake McNeese – Bass
Treavor Biggers – Percussion
Jason Perez – 404.922.1464