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 these 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” was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Tampa, FL. She loves the arts and has a passion to see the urban art scene impacted by the Gospel. Tami 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. While serving at the FlavorFest Urban Leadership Conference in Tampa, FL, she met Scott and married him soon after. Since marrying Scott, she has dedicated herself to the work of urban missions; administering, speaking, leading, teaching and helping grow the mission of City Takers. She currently serves as the Director of Operations for City Takers.
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.