Rev. Dr. Marcus Freeman named new Capital DS

Rev. Dr. Marcus Freeman to lead Capital District – Bishop Announces New Appointments for Las Misiones and Capital Districts — Rio Texas Annual Conference

Rev. Dr. Marcus Freeman

Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Conference announces the appointment of Rev. Dr. Marcus Freeman as superintendent of the Capital District. Rev. Dr. Robert Ortiz has been appointed as the new District Superintendent of Las Misiones District.  “I am so grateful for the leadership and sincere spirit of both Robert and Marcus. Their willingness to say yes and serve God through the work of the cabinet is deeply appreciated and profoundly significant during this unique time in the life of the church.”

Dr. Freeman is an experienced superintendent and has gifts in preaching and pastoral care. Marcus received both his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Perkins School of Theology. Dr. Freeman will continue as the superintendent of record for the Crossroads District. As the dynamic on the ground changes for districts and local congregations, the cabinet will seek creative ways to provide appropriate supervision for all districts of the conference.

Dr. Freeman mentions, “I am humbled and honored to be appointed by Bishop Schnase to represent him for the next couple of years as superintendent in the Capital District, which is the place where I grew up, began my ministry journey, and served for seven fulfilling years as a pastor. I now look forward to learning about the churches and pastors of the district and supporting them toward achievement of their fullest potential in the dynamic mission field that the Austin area has become. My wife, Janice, our daughters, Lillian and Leslie, and I are looking forward to being closer to the love and support of family as we begin this new chapter of ministry and life.”

Dr. Freeman’s appointment will begin July 1, 2023.  Welcome Marcus!