Scott Free is an evangelist and urban missionary with a passion to reach Atlanta with the Gospel. Born and raised in Miami, FL he grew up in the world of hip-hop as a DJ and artist. After having an encounter with Jesus in the year 2000, he made it his mission to transform the culture he grew up in. In 2006, Scott founded “Freestyle Missions,” doing block parties and serving in the city’s jails, prisons, rehabs and homeless shelters. After several years, there grew a need to have a place for those who encountered Christ at outreach events. In 2010, Scott launched “City Takers,” which exists to “raise up urban missionaries who transform cities through hip-hop, love and Jesus.” City Takers hosts several outreach programs that continue to heavily serve outside the walls of the church, as well as a huge urban church service, "The CityTakers Experience," pastored by Scott and a CHH radio show on 91.5FM in Atlanta. Scott Free has over 15 years of experience in urban ministry and believes in discipling people to have servant hearts and be ‘The Church’ 24/7 wherever God has placed them.
Támesis Cruz-Ballauf aka “Tami Free” currently serves as the Director of Operations for City Takers. She holds a juris doctorate from Florida A&M University, and served as an Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida, prosecuting crimes as a trial attorney, for 6 years. Always having a heart for the arts she has had experience in theatre, tv and dance. Her love for the urban dance scene led her to hosting and promoting jams as an outreach for Crossover Church Tampa. While attending Crossover, and serving at their FlavorFest Urban Leadership Conference, she met Scott and they were later married by Crossover’s pastor Tommy Kyllonen. After marrying Scott, she dedicated herself to the work of urban missions; administering, speaking, leading, teaching and helping grow the mission of City Takers.
Scott and Tami currently reside in Kennesaw, Georgia, and have four handsome sons - Caleb, Joshua, Matthew, and Ezekiel.
SCOTT & TAMI FREE
Phillip D. Edge, is a speaker, author, and master communicator. For over a decade Phillip has worked in the area of personal and professional development in the corporate and non-profit sectors. An “Army Brat”, Phillip traveled extensively with his family during his youth eventually settling and calling Louisville, Kentucky home. He is a former English teacher and loves working with diverse age groups, ethnic groups and socio-economic backgrounds. Phillip is a leader, motivator and strategist and has led non-profit organizations and training and development efforts of the 19th largest employer in the world.
Carrie Edge, a native of Louisville Kentucky, possesses a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Psychology from Louisville Kentucky and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Carrie is currently the Executive Director of Elevation House, a nonprofit organization in Rome, GA offering people living with mental illnesses opportunities for friendship, life skills, employment, and education; formally a sheriff’s office Sergeant, serving as the Public Information Officer, Accreditation Manager and a Georgia Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council certified instructor. She is a dynamic, creative, problem-solver, strategist and motivating speaker with a heart for community development and social justice. She has 14-years of non-profit executive leadership, board development, marketing, resource development, strategic planning and partnership development.
Phillip and Carrie currently reside in Rome Georgia with their five beautiful children - Trey, Khye, Sarei, Jessa and Zoe.