Lead Pastor Transition

Welcome new lead pastor Danny Lamonte!

Through an overwhelmingly "yes" from our church family through a congregational vote, Danny Lamonte has been voted in as the new Lead Pastor for First Free Church!

About Danny Lamonte

Danny earned his MBA degree at Liberty University in Virginia. He also worked there as a Resident Director of over 300 college men and later as Associate Director of Student Leadership which oversaw the discipleship of Liberty's 14,000 on-campus students. Beyond his MBA, Danny is in the process of completing his Master of Religion degree, with a Biblical Studies concentration, at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado.

In Texas, Danny worked as a Pastor at Grace Community Church (pastor of Men's Ministry, Community Groups, and Young Professionals.) Over the past 5 years, he has served as Vice President of the Tyler School Health Advisory Council for Tyler Public Schools, been an adviser to the Fostering Collective Group, and was the Committee Chair for Tyler Young Life. Furthermore, Danny has had the privilege of speaking at Pine Cove Christian Camps and Sky Ranch Family Camps. Danny loves spending time cooking/grilling, reading, visiting historical sites, and sports (especially college football and baseball.)

More about the Lamontes

The Lamonte family has lived in Tyler, Texas for the past seven years. Danny and his wife Lynne have been married for 14 years. They have an active family that includes Abby (12), Maddie (10), Noah (8) and Titus (3).

Lynne enjoys being a mom to their four children and all that entails. With the free time Lynne does have, she enjoys laughing with friends, reading, taking walks in the neighborhood, and eating a big bowl of coffee ice cream. Lynne was on staff at Grace Community Church for just under six years in a Children’s Ministry role. Over the past 2 years, Lynne has been a camp counselor for "Young Lives", a ministry outreach to single teenage moms.

As a family, the Lamontes are avid movie fans. They enjoy watching sports and the Food Network together, playing board games, taking road trips (short and long), going to the beach, and hosting others whenever the opportunity arises.

Sermons by Danny Lamonte

Click on links below to listen to audio of sermons preached by Danny Lamonte.

+ Modeling the Gospel
(Acts 16:25-34)

+ Eagerness to Share the Truth
(Acts 17:1-15)

+ Jesus the True and Better Justification
(Galatians 3:10-26)

+ The Rich Young Ruler
(Luke 18:18-23)

+ Isaiah's Prophecy
(Romans 4:16-21)

+ Romans 3:23
+ 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
+ John 10:29
+ God's Goodness in the Midst of Affliction
(Psalm 119:65-72)

+ My Life is Yours
(Psalm 119:105-112)

+ Trembling Before the Lord
(Psalm 119:113-120)

+ Righteousness of God
(Psalm 119:137-144)

+ All My Ways are Before the Lord
(Psalm 119:161-168)


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