Our Leadership

Jesus Christ is the Head of His church which includes this local church. The CHURCH is led by pastors/elders& deacons in submission to Him and each other.

Frikkie + Liesl Grobbelaar

Frikkie & Liesl have been married for 31 years and have 3 kids, aged 22, 20 & 12.  They have been in ministry together since she was 18 and he was 22 and love serving the body of Christ.  Frikkie was born and raised in  South Africa and Liesl in Zimbabwe. Together they have planted two churches and served in Youth ministry, missions, worship, Christian schools & various other roles. They planted Freeway along with three other families & started off in their home. Two of the families were graciously sowed by Southlands Church in Los Angeles. They love Freeway Church and consider it an absolute honor to be spending their lives this way.


Isaiah + Kat Whelpley

Kat & Isaiah moved from Southern California to Apex in 2009 to help start Freeway Church.  They were married in 2005 and have one child, Ezekiel, whom they adopted in North Carolina. They are currently in the process of adopting a child from South Africa! Both educators by trade, Isaiah is the Director of Christian Life at GRACE Christian School in Cary and Kat works as a nanny.   As a former elementary teacher for 10 years, Kat loves working with children and currently leads the children's ministry team at Freeway. Isaiah and Kat have a heart for discipleship and adoption and,  together with Frikkie & Liesl, love leading the Freeway family. 



Gideon + Julia O’Daniel Elders

Gideon and Julia have lived in the Raleigh area since 2013. They were married in 2012 and have two children, Sean and Kelly. Gideon works as a corporate trainer for LabCorp while Julia is a private tutor. They both enjoy serving Freeway in several areas. Julia enjoys working with the children in the Sunday school program as well as the hospitality team and Gideon servers the church by participating in the worship team, preaching, and community groups.

Joel + Ali Grobbelaar

Joel oversees the worship at Freeway Church & serves on the preaching team. Joel and Ali lead worship & the Young Adults Community Group.

Joel has a degree in business and Spanish and works as manager at Thrift 2 Gift, a non-profit ministry that Freeway partners with. Ali works for J & F Gemelli . Joel & Ali have been married for 3 years and live in Apex. 

Matt + Carly Booty

Matt oversees all Audio & Visual at Freeway church and they co-lead the Young Adults community group.

Matt & Carly have been married for four years and have a two year old son named Abram Joe. Matt is a sound engineer by trade but has his own business in Raleigh called the Makers Space. He has his own custom furniture/ woodwork business called Enkel designs. Carly has a degree in social work and currently works as a nanny while taking care of Abram.

Colin + Mandy Gill

Colin & Mandy Gill are originally from South Africa & moved out to North Carolina to help plant Freeway Church. Prior to that they lived in Los Angeles where they served at Southlands Church. Colin started his own business out here called Colins Designs & Mandy is the Principal at Grace Christian School in Cary.  They have served faithfully at Freeway & are a huge blessing to the body of Christ. Colin & Mandy have three kids, Joshua, Vickilyn & Michele.