Freeman pens 200th column

In addition to celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Newcastle Pacer, we are also celebrating the 200th column written by Jeremy Freeman.
Freeman, who is also the Head Pastor at First Baptist Church in Newcastle, has been writing for the paper since 2014.
Freeman’s column, SETTING THE PACE / Living life with an eternal perspective, covers a variety of topics for many to enjoy.
“Jeremy has taken his column and created an ever-changing platform that reaches and touches many in the community,” Pacer publisher Clarence B. Wright said.
“Some weeks readers are treated to words of inspiration, some weeks are lessons from the Bible, and some weeks the column acts as a diary, of-sort, where Jeremy shares the events in his life with our readers.”
“Even with a kaleidoscope of topics, there is always an underlying message of living life for God,” Wright added.
Freeman has given an exclusive look into his life, and the struggles his family faces. Readers have gone on a journey with Freeman that includes the tragic death of his child, Trey, and the accident that nearly took the life of another son, Caleb.
“Through Freeman’s narrative we have read first-hand, the struggles involved with tragedy. Jeremy’s attitude and strong love of God have provided testimony to the triumph and glory that God can provide for those who believe,” Wright said.
Freeman’s column is also published online at, and is consistently ranked as the most-read article.
Two hundred published pieces of writing make quite an impressive portfolio for any writer.
Touching countless lives and inspiring a whole community, makes an even more impressive way of living.
SETTING THE PACE / Living life with an eternal perspective can be seen weekly on the Community Page, typically page 5

1 Comment

  1. Amber on August 7, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Congratulations Jeremy! That is fantastic.

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