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Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Leads Successful dfreeŽ Launch in San Antonio, Texas
Contact: Brianna Smallwood, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, 908-420-3745

SOMERSET, N.J., June 25, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG) in Somerset, New Jersey, launched the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement over a three-day span that began on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. The congregation and members of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Kenneth R. Kemp, MD, Senior Pastor, were inspired by Dr. Soaries' dfree® strategy. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and several of their sister churches will implement dfree® on a citywide basis.

"We have greatly benefited from Dr. Soaries' insight and knowledge concerning lifestyle changes that positively impact our financial well-being," stated Pastor Kemp. "We will launch dfree® over the next several weeks and are fully committed and determined to follow through with the 12-step process and training curriculum. We are ready to see improvement in the lives of the church and throughout the community."

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church has agreed to be the lead church in San Antonio to spearhead the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement. Over 150 copies of Dr. Soaries' book, dfree®: Breaking Free from Financial Slavery (Zondervan) and workbook, dfree® Lifestyle: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom (UMI) were distributed to insure that members are well equipped to begin the process. Dr. Soaries has committed his full support to the dfree® movement in San Antonio and will prepare dfree® trainers to revisit Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in later summer or early fall.

Dr. Soaries completes his three-day launch tonight, June 25, 2015, 8:00 p.m. EST at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church located at 1001 North Walter Street, San Antonio, Texas. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend in . For more information, call the church office at 210-225-2452.

About First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG)
Founded in 1937, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens is a vibrant community-focused, multi-cultural and historical African-American church located in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, NJ. The church's motto is "Faith in Action." FBCLG bears witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ for spiritual, educational, economic and community transformation. For more information, visit

About dfree®
dfree® is a financial freedom movement that includes a strategy that addresses the cultural, psychological and spiritual influences on financial wellness. dfree® was featured by CNN on a 90 minute documentary, "Almighty Debt" and the dfree® strategy is being used by hundreds of churches and organizations. For more information, visit