"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
Freedom Christian Church of Sarasota
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

Pastor Dan Hetzer

Pastor Dan & Rachel Hetzer
Associate Pastor
I was raised under the auspices of an Italian-Catholic mother and a German-Lutheran father.  While I had accomplished a number of religious milestones and possessed an understanding of who God was; I had not officially received Him until January 3, 2006.  It was on this day I finally realized my sinful nature required a savior and my listless life desperately needed a Lord.  From this day forward, through the rebirth of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ began to do a good work in me for His glory.
I am married to my lovely wife Rachel and together we have been blessed with three beautiful children: Abigail, Danny, and Abel. Our lives have been rather adventurous and we have hardly shied away from whatever the Lord has set before us. I served as a Chaplain Assistant in the US Army and was able to visit places such as Ecuador, Columbia, Qatar, and Afghanistan. My wife and I have traveled to Honduras on a mission trip, and have also enjoyed excursions to the Bahamas, California, and Europe. Our latest adventure took us to “Big Sky” country in eastern Montana where I served as the pastor of a small-town Southern Baptist church.

I have received a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. My pastoral ministry has been enhanced through opportunities in street evangelism (Los Angeles, CA), soldier counseling (Ft. Bragg, NC), youth ministry (St. Pauls, NC), homeless outreach (Fayetteville, NC), and corrections ministry (Glendive, MT).

My whole family is looking forward to the providential opportunity to proclaim Christ and minister to the needs of the diverse community in and around Sarasota, FL. Blessings!
To contact me directly feel free to e-mail me at pastordan@fccsarasota.org or call the church office at 941-993-1509.