About Us

Service Times

Sunday @ 9:00 am
Sunday @ 10:30 am


5550 S. Sumter Blvd
North Port, FL 34287

Contact Info


"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom"

We are a nondenominational church in North Port, Florida. Freedom was started in 1991 by Frank Vargo, still our Senior Pastor. The name “Freedom” comes from 2 Corinthians 3:17, "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."

We strive to be free from man-made religion, man-made politics, and man-made philosophies. Our desire is to be a God-centered church, not man-centered.

What to expect

Real People

We aren’t perfect and we don’t have all the answers. Our goal is to point to the One who does: Jesus. Whether you have been around church your entire life or this is your first time, you are welcome at Freedom!

Relaxed Atmosphere

When we look at Scripture, we see an emphasis on people, not on their clothing (James 2:1-9). We care about you, not the clothes you are wearing. If you like dressing casual, go ahead. If you prefer to wear a suit, then please do so. If you’re visiting , you won’t be singled out or asked to say anything – nor will you be asked to give financially. 

Authentic Gatherings

We believe the Bible is the Word of God and is relevant today. Our Pastors preach practical messages and go verse by verse through a book of the Bible. The worship music is led by our band. We sing modern worship songs and traditional hymns set to a modern sound. You may have heard some of the songs we sing on the radio.  Our goal is to serve Him well and honor God in everything we do. 

Meet our Elders

Freedom Bible Church is led by Christ, who is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22). Second, the church is self-governed, under the spiritual leadership of a plurality of Elders (1 Timothy 3:2). Freedom also has an Administrative Committee that consists of ministry leaders who have served for many years.

Frank Vargo

Lead Pastor

Pastor Frank has been ministering in Charlotte County, Florida since 1991. He started Freedom Bible Church in his living room over 30 years ago and has been faithfully preaching the gospel and serving our community for Christ ever since. He is married to Darla and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. 

Nathanael Vargo Freedom Bible Church

Nathanael Vargo

Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor

Nathanael is the Associate Pastor at Freedom Bible Church, with a focus on Youth Ministry and Pastoral Care. He has also served in Freedom’s music ministry for many years. Nathanael has a heart for teaching the Word of God and oversees our church’s small groups. He is married to Torey and has one son, Stephen. 


Erick Kroeger

Pastor of Discipleship

Erick is a part-time staff member, serving as Associate Pastor, with a focus on Discipleship. At Freedom, Erick leads our weekly Connect Classes to introduce New Members to our church. He has an extensive background as a Teacher and School Administrator. Erick is married to Vasti and has two children, Eliana and Titus. 


Ron Mueller


Ron Mueller is an Elder at Freedom Bible Church and assists with the administration of the church as well as serving in many other capacities. He gave his life to Christ in 2006 and has called Freedom his home ever since. He is married to his wife Kristine and they have two adult children, JR and Kyrsten.

Michael and Brittany Fear

Michael Fear


Michael Fear assists with Church Administration and leadership of the Sunday gathering. For many years, Michael and his wife Brittany led the Young Adults ministry. Michael has three young sons, Isaac, Easton and Trace. During the week, he works in sales and marketing.