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Pastoral Staff

Ben Dodd

Associate Pastor

Ben has served as associate pastor at First Free since 2008. He studied urban mnistry at City Seminary of New York and urban planning at Pratt Institute. Ben and his wife Pam live in Bay Ridge and are the proud parents of Abraham (2).

Christopher Hooper

Senior Pastor

Chris comes to First Free after serving for more than 10 years as a pastor at Open Door Fellowship in Denver, Colorado. After a short stint at a technology company in California, Chris studied at Denver Seminary, earning the Master of Divinity degree in 2006. He and his wife Holly live in Bay Ridge with their sons, Maxwell and Miles.

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