John Freeman

As Founder of the organization he champions the mission of Harvest USA. John began his ministry with Harvest USA as a volunteer while still in seminary. He has a deep burden to see those who struggle with their sexuality, with pornography, or with sexual addictions to experience the truth and mercy of the gospel through Jesus Christ in order to live godly and faithful lives. John spends most of his time helping churches be equipped to better care for the hearts of individuals and families vulnerable to these struggles. A native of Chattanooga, TN, John is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Westminster Theological Seminary, PA. In addition to his ministry with Harvest USA, John has served as adjunct faculty in the graduate counseling departments of Cairn University, Langhorne, PA and Center for Urban Theological Studies, Philadelphia, PA. He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). John and his wife, Penny, have been married for more than 30 years and have three grown children. Their home is in the Philadelphia area.

John Freeman

As Founder of the organization he champions the mission of Harvest USA. John began his ministry with Harvest USA as a volunteer while still in seminary. He has a deep burden to see those who struggle with their sexuality, with pornography, or with sexual addictions to experience the truth and mercy of the gospel through Jesus Christ in order to live godly and faithful lives. John spends most of his time helping churches be equipped to better care for the hearts of individuals and families vulnerable to these struggles.

A native of Chattanooga, TN, John is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Westminster Theological Seminary, PA. In addition to his ministry with Harvest USA, John has served as adjunct faculty in the graduate counseling departments of Cairn University, Langhorne, PA and Center for Urban Theological Studies, Philadelphia, PA. He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). John and his wife, Penny, have been married for more than 30 years and have three grown children. Their home is in the Philadelphia area.

Remembering Steve DeVries

Remembering Steve DeVries

In this video, John Freeman remembers Steve DeVries, a Harvest USA ministry recipient, who is now with the Lord. You can also read the accompanying blog, “Healed in the Heart,” which includes a testimony written by Steve in 1989 as well as reflections from John that were written in 1992 after Steve’s death.

Articles by John

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May 5th, 2022

Remaining Faithful When Others Embrace LGBTQ+ Theology

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January 27th, 2022

Do You Have Bumpers for Your Soul?

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September 5th, 2019

Healed in the Heart

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August 22nd, 2019

Harvest USA: The Early Years

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October 26th, 2017

Youth Ministry Isn’t for the Faint-Hearted

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June 8th, 2017

Pastors: Don’t Be Afraid to Take the Lid Off

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January 5th, 2017

Leaders and the Minefield of Discussing Sexuality and Gender

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July 14th, 2016

The New Reality in a Changing Culture

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May 26th, 2016

Sex and the Silence of the Church: How It Is Crippling God’s People

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May 25th, 2016

Is Yours a “Yeah, We Can Handle This” Church?

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March 9th, 2016

Mug Shot Theology

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February 3rd, 2016

Comfort to the Scoundrels?

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January 4th, 2016

What Really Changes Us? Union and communion with Christ

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June 10th, 2015

As Men and Women in Our Churches Come Out

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December 31st, 2014

“Doing Church” Is Becoming More Complicated!

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November 12th, 2014

Living in the Shadows: Life as a game-player

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January 15th, 2014

Freedom to Resist Sexual Desires

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January 1st, 2013

How Christianity Turned the Tables in the 1st Century—And Still Does

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November 22nd, 2012

Why Do People Fall Back into Homosexuality?—Part 6

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November 20th, 2012

Why Do People Fall Back into Homosexuality?—Part 5

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November 15th, 2012

Why Do People Fall Back into Homosexuality?—Part 4

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November 8th, 2012

Why Do People Fall Back into Homosexuality?—Part 3

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November 6th, 2012

Why Do People Fall Back into Homosexuality?—Part 2

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November 1st, 2012

Why Do People Fall Back into Homosexuality?—Part 1

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March 11th, 2011

Slithering Serpents: Gazing at Christ amidst suffering

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November 15th, 2010

A Biblical View of Homosexuality: Changed your mind?—Part 3

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November 1st, 2010

A Biblical View of Homosexuality: Changed your mind?—Part 2

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October 27th, 2010

A Biblical View of Homosexuality: Changed your mind?—Part 1

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