About Us

Our Story

FreedomWorks was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)3 by Fred Peterson and other men that lead a Bible Study in Lino Lakes Prison.

Located in North Minneapolis, the FreedomWorks Campus focuses on creating a safe and encouraging environment that guides men into new relationships, positive support systems, and Christ- centered studies. This environment is based on the following biblical principles:

  • Honesty: the ability to know when you’re off- track
  • Humility: reaching out and asking for help
  • Confession: speaking the truth out loud
  • Reconciliation: making things right
  • Gratitude: giving back

We then equip men with the comprehensive tools needed to provide life-long aftercare that transforms formerly incarcerated individuals into courageous peacemakers, hardcore criminals into upstanding citizens, and absent fathers into loving dads.


Our Mission

To provide comprehensive faith-based ReEntry and Recovery programs focused on those released from incarceration, leading to life transformation in Jesus Christ.

Our Statement of Faith

God and Man

We believe in the one Triune God . . . Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . . undivided in essence. God created man in His own image, but man, through sin, has become estranged and separated from God and, without faith in Jesus Christ, is eternally lost.

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus to be the Christ who is both fully God and fully man, who died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and sits at the right hand of the Father as mediator between God and man. All who repent of their sins and believe on Him shall be saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. Jesus will visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates, indwells and sanctifies all those who by faith receive Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.

The Bible

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are verbally inspired by God and wholly without error in all that they declare and are the supreme and final authority for all of faith and life. Believers are to devote themselves to prayer and daily study of the Bible and through the Holy Spirit, allow its transforming power to nurture them into Christ-like maturity.

Life Together

We believe that in Christ believers can be reconciled and restored to God, their families and their communities regardless of race, economic status, age or background, and that they are to act justly, proclaim the Gospel and make disciples among all people.
We believe that the Christian is not his own but bought with a price and created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for him to do. Faith alone is the condition of salvation, but good works and righteous living should accompany such faith and furnish evidence of its existence.

Our Administrative Building

The Administration building facilitates everything on the business end of things and is often the location of the visionary drawing board. Meetings are held, policy is discussed, and decisions are finalized. Here you will find the offices of administrative staff and likeminded partners like Partners in Recovery and Neighborhood Hub. Partners in Recovery provide outpatient treatment, cognitive therapy, and mental health services. Neighborhood Hub provides computer training.

Our Achievement Center

The Achievement Center building is the leg work of the organization. This is where the majority of participants interact, where the chapel and blessing closet are located, where 12 step recovery meetings and commercial kitchen/ work programs take place. There are three floors, each geared toward a different track we place men in depending on their needs.

  • 1st floor, Supportive Community
  • 2nd floor, Treatment Community
  • 3rd floor, Reentry & Aftercare

Our Recovery Community

The Recovery Community building supports men who have earned their way to studio and one bedroom living. These include graduates of Reentry & Aftercare as well as men who have 1 year of sobriety along with employment.

These men are pillars in our community that set the cultural tone and reach back to help those coming after them.

2 Timothy 2:2 This building houses our fitness center, classrooms, barbershop and the BOB T. Fellowship hall.

Our Campus

Administration Building
2900 Fremont Ave. N
Achievement Center
2912 Fremont Ave. N
Recovery Community
2929 Emerson Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Lyndale Branch
4659 Lyndale Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55412

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Fax: 612-588-9917


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