Summer Blast (6-11 year olds) and Summer Pop (4 & 5 year olds) are FREE, high-energy, weeklong evening events where we seek to proclaim God's love and goodness through drama, music, teaching, games, snack time, and fun! Each child will receive a free t-shirt to wear each evening.

First Free Church has pastors devoted to declaring and demonstrating God's gracious power to set people free.


Kevin Labby

Lead Pastor | Email

Before serving at First Free, Kevin was the lead pastor of congregations in the Orlando and Pittsburgh areas. He and his wife, Molly, have four children and two Golden Retrievers who might as well be their children. Kevin enjoys time with his family, reading, following Buffalo and Pittsburgh sports, visiting national parks, exploring museums, and hiking. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Grove City College, a Master of Divinity from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College. He also completed doctoral coursework through Reformed Theological Seminary.



Alex Ielase

Associate Pastor of Students and Congregational Care | Email

Alex came to First Free in June of 2017. He is from Pittsburgh and has been in ministry since 2001. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Robert Morris University and a Master’s of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry. He is married to Jennifer and they have four children. Alex enjoys partnering with a mission in Uganda, equipping students and young adults for service at home and away, and helping to coordinate care for our members and friends. Alex enjoys time with the family, eating food, sports, fishing, and just joking around.