Rickey and Brittany Thomas, center, are church planters in NE Oklahoma City. Their church plant Freedom Worship will launch Feb. 28 at Tinseltown Movie Theater.

A new church plant called Freedom Worship will celebrate its inaugural worship service on February 28, in a popular Oklahoma City theater complex. The church plant, which is among the first church plants assessed and funded through the SEND Oklahoma Network, the church planting network recently formed in partnership with the North American Mission Board and Oklahoma Baptists.

Church planter Rickey Thomas and his wife Brittany are eagerly anticipating the launch.

“Honestly, I do not know what to expect,” Thomas said. ”Prior to this church planting journey, I would have shared our attendance goal and other statistics. However, since being on this journey, God continues to exceed every expectation. I don’t know what to expect, but I expect God to do something great!”

Thomas said 45 people have helped to launch Freedom Worship.

“I am grateful for each and every one,” he said about members of the church’s launch team. “We are extremely blessed with about 12 people who are recently churched. Everyone else is unchurched or new to faith.”

Thomas explained the “Grand Opening” service will be at Tinseltown Theater, 6001 North Martin Luther King Blvd. in Oklahoma City, meeting in auditorium 11 at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The services will not interfere with the operations of the popular movie house.

“The first movie starts at noon, and popcorn begins popping at 11:30 AM. I shared that just in case someone would like to get popcorn as they leave service,” he said with a laugh.

A free meal from Brielle’s Bistro will be provided after the Sunday morning services.

“Everyone is invited to help us reach people for Jesus and reach their potential,” Thomas said.

To learn more about Freedom Worship church and to register to attend, visit freedomworship.net.