Our History

Freshfire is a relatively new work in the Eastern Burke/Western Catawba County area of North Carolina. We are nestled between Hickory and Morganton off the I-40 corridor. Hildebran is an excellent area for established family values, solid community involvement, and church growth. 


What started as an outreach ministry under the leadership of Pastor Mike Fredell; Freshfire quickly became a family church with an accelerated membership. The ministry began as a small gathering in a converted commercial building around 2005, and over the past several years we have been evolving into something very special for the people of the community and it's members. 


Freshfire Church built it's current facility in 2007, and supplied it's ever growing congregation a permanent place to worship and pursue kingdom work. 


Pastor Mike Fredell felt the calling of ministry leading him in another direction and in September of 2011, Pastor Sam and Sandy Crowe arrived along with their two sons, Caleb and Kyle, with a new vision and excitement for the church. The members have rallied behind the leadership and begun to impact the community around them. Through anointed worship, teaching, and obedience, Freshfire is working through various ministries, outreaches, and causes, in hopes to continually reach out to the area and ignite others into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Our Mission

To provide a place to...

Believe  To Believe that there is more for each of us, and that we can embrace love, joy, peace, and hope in our lives without reservation. To Believe in the atonement, the life saving Grace and Mercy that is provided In our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To believe that we CAN be more than conquerors through HE who strengthens us.

Belong   To Belong to something bigger than ourselves. To Belong to a fellowship of like-minded people who have made mistakes in their lives, and want to be edified and not reminded of where they have come from, but where they are going.

Become  To Become the peculiar people that God describes in His word. A people recognized for their love of God and His commandments. To Become Life changers, devoted worshippers, and kingdom seekers.