Park Ridge Free Methodist Church

Meet Our Pastors

Pastor Merry Kendall

Senior Pastor

Merry Kendall was appointed as Lead Pastor of Park Ridge FMC in October 2020. Originally from Rochester, Merry served local churches for 15 years in Central FL, 4 years in Central PA, and 2 years in Western NY before making her way to Park Ridge. She has served in a variety of pastoral roles and developed a passion for the least, the last, and the lost while she ministered in local jails and homeless ministries.

Personally, Merry loves to read, shop farmer’s markets, and cook. She became a widow in October 2000 and has one daughter, Jessica, who is seeking a career in some form of psychology with an emphasis on criminal justice reform. Merry enjoys annual vacations in sunshine and warm weather on any beach – anywhere!

Be ready to be challenged by Pastor Merry. Every program she develops, every team she forms, every curriculum she writes, every class she teaches, and every sermon she preaches is meant to challenge and encourage people to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Randy Freeman

Associate Pastor

Randy and Sharon have served as co-pastors in Rosinton AL, Clearfield and DuBois PA. Since moving to NY in 2006, they have been very active in ministry. Sharon has served as children and family pastor at Crosspoint FMC (2008-2011), has completed a Human Services degree, and has volunteered at the Red Cross. Randy has served as Director of Administration for the Genesis and Keystone Conferences and the WAVE since 2006. He has volunteered at Crosspoint FMC on the worship team, technology team, finance team, and pastoral care giving. Both love the Lord and are thankful for this new opportunity to minister and serve. They have 2 grown daughters and 3 grandchildren (who they think are the best grandchildren ever).

Pastor Randy’s main responsibilities will include leading our Worship Ministries, develop an effective Small group ministry, start and lead a vibrant men’s ministry, and assist in other pastoral ministries. Both he and Sharon bring a wealth of resources and experience in all aspects of ministry.