It was over 20 years ago that the current Pastor of the Cambridge Preston Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Jennifer Turner, as a young mother of 4, was looking for help for her children. She discovered that because she did not live in the catchment area of the local community centre, she would be put on a waiting list. With this experience in mind, Pastor Jenn began to dream about a community centre in Preston.
In 2017 Pastor Mark Kitzman felt it was time to move forward on the dream and saw the vision of a building on the property. In 2018 the dream developed to include ministry to veterans in crisis. The name Freedom Centre came from the verse from Galatians 5:1 “It was for freedom that Christ has set us free.”
Tim Moorewood is a Detective Constable for the Waterloo Region OPP, and a member of the Cambridge Preston Community. He dedicated his life, to a life of service . He grew up locally and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in Kitchener at 20 years old.
Tim proudly served our Country for 8 years, with two tours as a Combat Engineer.
Deployed overseas to Bosnia in 1997, and then to Kosovo, Serbia in 1999. He experienced being the first in and last out of the battle field. He also came to the aid of Canadians during The Eastern Canadian Ice Storm of 1998, for tornado relief in Alberta, and wildfires in British Columbia.
Jim has 37 years experience as a medic and physician’s assistant in the Canadian Forces. He understands the need for safe housing and mental care for Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Neighboring Communities
The Freedom Centre exists to come alongside people who are broken and hurting, to offer healing and hope in their journey towards Freedom.
The Freedom Centre will be a place where people find acceptance, healing, and freedom in every area of their lives.
All activities will be guided by faith in Jesus Christ, and His example to us, to love and help others by extending compassion, kindness, dignity, and respect to all.
Provide integrated transitional initiatives for our community*.
* Community = Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Neighbouring Communities.
Provide wide range of comprehensive programming to meet the needs of individuals in our community.
Provide a safe and supportive environment for all participants. .
Provide wheel-chair accessible transitional housing to veterans in need.
View architectural designs for the Freedom Centre .