Robert Burbatt
Lead Pastor

Robert has been in ministry all over the world for over 20 years with an apostolic grace. He served for a decade in Asia where he did itinerant ministry strengthening churches, establishing bible colleges, and leading missions teams. With plans to establish a ministry base in Asia, in 2006 Robert and his wife Wendy received the word of the Lord to instead “go to the cross” and pastor a church in Santa Cruz, CA (Spanish for “Holy Cross”), where they would later start a family with 3 beautiful children. They established Freedomhouse in 2007 and the Freedomhouse Ministerial Association in 2018, where they are developing their spiritual sons and daughters into strong leaders.

Wendy Burbatt
Lead Pastor

Wendy began serving the Lord after having a radical encounter. While interning in Southern California as a dietitian, she experienced an extreme physical and emotional crisis and cried out to God, vowing “I will follow you wherever you go” if He answered her. God immediately delivered her from sickness and depression, and she made a dramatic turn to follow Him. By the leading of the Holy Spirit, Wendy moved to Santa Cruz where she met Robert and soon enrolled in Bible College, launching her into a prophetic ministry. Wendy and Robert married in 2002 and began traveling throughout Southeast Asia ministering and building Bible colleges until returning to Santa Cruz in 2007 to launch Freedomhouse, where they now serve as lead pastors. Since then, Wendy and Robert have been following the vision of building the house of God through strong discipleship and equipping spiritual sons and daughters to fulfill the high call and go into the harvest field of their territory and beyond.

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