Pastor Alando G. O’Conner, Sr. is a graduate of Southern University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Science. He is also a graduate of Christian Bible College of Baton Rouge with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. Pastor O’Conner is a member of the 4th District Association and Glory 2 Glory Leadership Team. Elder O’Conner has been certified as an Expositor, by the E. K. Bailey International Conference on Expository Preaching. He is currently working towards advance certification in Exposition as well. He is married to his long time sweetheart Francence. Alando and Francene are the parents of blessed siblings, Alando, Jr. and Dominique. Elder O’Conner has the blessed privilege of being the organizing Pastor of this great church, The New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. He is also the organizer of Bread of Heaven Outreach Ministry. Elder O’Conner is a Pastor that loves to fellowship, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and labor in ministry development. Preaching and teaching God’s Word is not only his calling but it is his passion as well. Pastor O’Conner is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation.
Francene O’Conner is married to Pastor Alando G. O’Conner, Sr. They have two children, Alando, Jr. and Dominique. Francene is a graduate of Bogalusa High School in Bogalusa, LA and she attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and studied in the area of Computer Science. Sister O’Conner accepted Jesus in her life at an early age, and has given her life serving others. She is employed by Surgical Specialty Center. She works diligently and passionately at New Freedom as Children and Youth Director, Christian Education Director and Director of Arts and Dance. She serves to minister to her family, church, and community faithfully. She is always available and eager to see Christ magnified through her service in ministry.