“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).
Living Free, Inc. is a multi-faceted ministry focused on the advancement of God's kingdom here on Earth. We do so by preaching salvation through the gospel of Jesus Christ, setting the captive free from the enemy through deliverance, and training believers how to operate in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We recognize that believers in Jesus Christ have the ability to walk in the victory as a Christian, but many do not yet do so. Many times this is because of afflictions and oppression of the enemy, wounds from the past or other inhibitors which are not of God.
Our mission is to deliver, set free, educate and train people around the world to walk in the freedom of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, and then set others free by operating living in the power of God and His Spirit.
Our ministries include:
Living Free Church – Our local church body of Spirit-filled believers.
Living Free Counseling Center – Our counseling center ministering freedom, healing and deliverance so Christians can lead the victorious life.
Warfare Academy – Our certified academic institution offering deliverance training/certification and degrees (AA, BA, MA, PhD) in Clinical Christian Counseling.
Healing Rooms of Tampa Bay – We offer prayers for healing according to the Word of God.
History of Living Free
Drs. Paul and Claire Hollis were called by God to the deliverance ministry in 1989. They spent the first eight years ministering personal deliverance and holding group sessions. The next three years were spent writing books and ministering in churches of all denominations nationwide. They conducted training sessions and established deliverance ministries in many churches. They both received their doctorate degree is in Philosophy and Clinical Christian Psychology in 1999.
In 1999 land was purchased land and our Christian Counseling Center was established. After a year of Counseling to hundreds of people, the Lord called the Hollises to established a church. The church was birthed in January 2001. During Counseling sessions the Hollises realized that there were many Christian who had been through deliverance but had no church home. They felt the Lord was leading them to open the doors of their building for a place where these people could feel welcome, safe, and comfortable. They had a compassion for God to use them as instruments of healing and teaching the word of God. They both had been ordained for fifteen years, they had a building, and they were licensed by the federal government and were under the covering of International Support Ministries.
The Counseling Center continues to operate daily and is staffed with licensed and degreed Christian counselors. People come from all over the world to experience private counseling and deliverance.
Warfare Academy was established in 2002. Through Warfare Academy, we offer deliverance training through out 5-Step Deliverance Counseling School, and certification through our School of Deliverance. For those wanting even more deliverance training, we offer and Advanced School of Deliverance.
In 2004 God laid on the hearts of the Hollises to establish an International Deliverance Team (ID Team) that would go around the world training and establishing ministries. They devoted most of that year training the thirty three people who responded to the call. The ministry was immediately launched with the team going forth into three different nations that year. Many lives have been touched by God through the missionary efforts of this team. This team has been hand picked by God an is truly on the cutting edge of ministry today.
They have authored multiple books, and several manuals, CD’s video, audio, and DVD’s to aid in teaching Spiritual Warfare. All materials can be found in our Warfare Store.
Interested people from all over the world attend the School of Deliverance where they can be taught how to start a Deliverance ministry in their own church. They also established group Deliverance sessions that have been operating since 1989.
The Lord also put the desire in their hearts to expand the ministry even further by bringing in people who have been set free by the power of God so that they can give their testimony on TV. The program is entitled “Living Free”, with the first airing in May, 2007. It is their desire to get the spiritual warfare message out to as many as possible. They realize that there are hurting people everywhere and they want to share with others what God has showed them, because they know it makes a difference. People don’t have to be sad and depressed and in bondage to alcohol, drugs, lust nicotine, etc. God wants His people free and the Hollises know that deliverance works.