Freeway Ministries

One broken life at a time, and don’t you forget it

Freeway Ministries describes the people who walk through their doors as having a sordid past or as being in the midst of a messed up life.

Discipleship Houses

A major part of Freeway Ministries is their Discipleship Houses. They operate 12 homes with nearly 70 bed. These houses are meant to provide a safe environment for residents to grow and develop their walk with the Lord.

Men pay $350 per month and women pay $300 to stay at these Discipleship Houses. When someone applies to a Freeway Ministries Discipleship House, they must agree to the Safe Living Rules of Conduct Agreement. By signing this agreement, you acknowledge you are in a transitional living environment and have no landlord/tenant rights. Any violation of their rules will result in immediate discharge from the house.

In these rules, Freeway Ministries refers to their residents as ”house guests.”

A Few Choice Rules

This is a selection of rules that I found enjoyable.

“No foul language, inappropriate or crude joking, or cursing while at the house.”

“Criminal mentality. We do not condone, promote or encourage ”the criminal code” at Freeway ministries. If you’re looking to continue living like a criminal, then you need not apply with us.”

“You are expected to give back to the community and serve the people group. You will be very busy and actively serving the community”

“Romantic relationships of any kind are prohibited. Relationships case relapse…We also want to make sure our guests are qualified to be souses, according to Ephesians 5.”

“Accountability is a must, and we will be in your business”

“To have a personal phone, you must open it upon request…Failure to submit to this rule is a breach of your contract”

Further down the application, you are asked ”Have you currently been prescribed any medications?” and a highlighted note to the side states ”Note that anyone who is heavily medicated due to psychological issues need not apply. We are not a medical center and cannot accept this type of client.”

They also highlight that ”The only relationship we will except is a biblical marriage between a man and a woman” but of course as previously stated, they want to make sure guests are ”qualified” to be spouses.

Exploitation of Congregation

Successful members of their congregation can experience such joys as their mugshot being used on the Freeway Ministries website to promote their programs.

The Timothy Project

The Timothy Project is a Freeway Ministries internship programing that exists to provide training and hands-on experience to those who are called to serve in Freeway’s Missions. The program is designed to prepare men and women for service in communities in local and national missions.

During this internship, interns complete the following list of learning checkpoints:

Jail Visitations

  • Learn how to look for and address certain behaviors in incarcerated individuals
  • Display obedience and willingness to follow instructions of supervisor and law enforcement
  • Maintain truthful and honest communication with Clients
  • Communicate with individual on post-jail follow up procedures

Applicant Communication

  • Interview Freeway House Applicants and communicate with family members
  • Give tasks to applicants and follow up on completion
  • Discuss with probation and parole officers about prospective applicants

Outreach and Events

  • Plan and participate in outreach strategies
  • Assist in Freeway service leadership
  • Learn all areas of Freeway’s operations-i.e. kitchen, security, childcare, etc.


  • Understand the process of checking someone into emergency treatment
  • Deal with someone under severe influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Recognize and report the behaviors of someone experiencing addiction

Family Interaction

  • Help the family surrender affected loved one to treatment
  • Discuss treatment process with family
  • Assist family in setting healthy boundaries and understanding enabling behaviors


  • Learn to build sermons and lessons
  • Help staff members lead classes

Discipleship House

  • Learn the structure of Freeway’s discipleship houses
  • Confront and discipline house members
  • Engage in house meetings and conflict mediation
  • Develop a trusting relationship with house members

State Agencies

  • Communicate with probation and parole officers
  • Understand court process and represent a client in court
  • Transport clients to and from jail
  • Work with pretrial services

This ”internship” trains individuals in ”recovery ministry.” I don’t think I need to explain the issues with this list of internship activities.

Business Structure

Freeway Ministries, Inc. is a registered non-profit in the state of Missouri. The President is Mike Aye of Willard, MO. On its Board of Directors is Kenny Hale, Gary Wilson, and Brandon Taylor all of Springfield, Missouri.

In 2019, Freeway Ministries brought in over $60,000 in revenue from their Discipleship Houses and over $80,000 in Lease Income. This is in addition to the over $200,000 in donations received by the organization.

Freeway Ministries Resources

Freeway Ministries offers a list of community resources which includes McGuire Christian Counseling. Mcguire Christian Counseling is owned by a former Board Member of Freeway Ministries, Inc. While Aaron Mcguire is no longer listed on the Board of Directors, I still find in unethical to list this service alongside other Mental Health Services without disclosing the relationship. I hope that when Aaron Mcguire was on the Board of Directors this fact was disclosed to clients of Freeway Ministries.

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Eric Greitens, St. Louis Golden Boy

When you do everything right and it still goes wrong

Eric Greitens could not have asked for a better resume. With political aspirations stemming from his early childhood, young Greitens worked hard at school, athletics, and later his military career. Now, Greitens is the cause of much contention among his own party, but where did it all go wrong?

Early Life of Eric Greitens

Eric Greitens is a St. Louis native, son of Rob and Becky Greitens. He has two brothers, Aaron and Marc.

It’s clear from media coverage that Eric was an outstanding young man. From a profile written by Jeannette Cooperman for St. Louis Magazine, Greitens has had his sights set on politics since Kindergarten.

Despite these high hopes, Greitens, like many of us, worried about how he would pay for school. As a senior at Parkway North High School, Greitens dreamed of attending Harvard or Duke, but with two younger brothers, Greitens and his parents worried about the climbing cost of a college education. The ambitious Greitens worked hard to find scholarships that would help him reach his dreams.

Thanks to the Amateur Athletic Union, Milky Way Mars Scholarship, Greitens would make those dreams a reality and attend Duke University. Greitens was the spitting image of that kid in high school that somehow managed to do it all. He maintained an A+ academic average, was the captain of the varsity soccer team, ran marathons, volunteered with and lead the local Kiwanis Key Club, and was a summer camp counselor.

While in high school, Greitens met a young Jeff Smith. They competed against each other in soccer and both attended the Missouri Boys State government leadership program.

Jeff Smith is a former Missouri Senator who spend time in Federal Prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Smith certainly has some strong opinions about Greitens, as documented by his tweets.

From following the Jeff Smith Tweet-hole, I came across Eric Greitens: The Heart and The Myth, a youtube video made by a group of current and former Navy SEALS, some of whom served with or commanded Greitens.

Military Service

After being called out by his fellow SEALS, Greitens chose to release the following file on his website in 2016. This file includes a variety of documents from Greitens’ Navy career, liberally highlighted and not particularly well redacted.

Greitens also released his own youtube video in response.

A Worried Mother

“He stays patient when his son fusses, recognizes the inherited flashes of temper that worried his own mother” says the 2016 profile in St. Louis Magazine.

The First Wife

Anyone that’s done some digging into Greitens knows of the mysterious first wife, a short marriage lasting only until 2003. In a chapter meant for the book Charlie Mike by Joe Klein, Greitens’ relationship was detailed, including romantic dates in the English countryside, humanitarian work, and a wedding in a castle in Wales. When Greitens returned stateside and began SEAL training, the relationship began to deteriorate, ending with Greitens returning home to spend Christmas with family without his wife only to find on his return that she had left.

Public records reveal that the two wed in October of 2000 in Denbigshire, Wales.

According to Klein, this marriage was the first thing he ever failed at.

While the name of Greitens first wife is published, I am choosing not to do so here. From what I can gather, Greitens was little more than a speed bump in a successful career and I wish her all the best.

Rhodes Scholar

Eric Greitens BoxerEric Greitens Boxer 15 Mar 1997, Sat Cambridge Evening News (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England)

Greitens continued to excel academically after his time at Duke, becoming a Rhodes Scholar and earning a doctorate from Oxford University. During his time at Oxford, Greitens boxed and married his first wife before leaving for Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, while it seems that she stayed behind to continue her education. The two reunited while Greitens pursued SEAL training in Coronado, CA.

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Who is Chief Apostle Lamor Miller-Whitehead

Minister. Pastor. Bishop. Chief Apostle.

A man of many names, the story of Lamor Miller-Whitehead seems to be ever changing.

2022 Armed Robbery of Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead & Wife

Like the rest of the internet, this is the event that brought Bishop Whitehead to our attention, but it is certainly only the tip of this iceberg.

This event has been well covered by many media sources, but in summary, Bishop Whitehead and his wife were robbed of more than $1 million in jewelry and other possessions. According to reporting, three armed people entered the Leaders of Tomorrow church on Sunday, July 24th. The event was captured on video from inside the church on a livestream of the service.

Early Life & Background


Bishop Whitehead was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by his mother. His father was killed in 1978 when Whitehead was only six weeks old. Despite these challenges, Bishop was reportedly a celebrated athlete and received an athletic scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University where he studied Accounting and Videography.

It is unknown if he graduated from this university, I believe the use of the termed “studied” on his biography located at is intentional.

Bishop completed his studies at New York Theological Institution of Raising Hope Inc and is a licensed New York State Chaplin and marriage and funeral officiant.

in 2013, Bishop founded Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministry.

According to this biography, Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead is married to Pastor Asia DosReis Whitehead and has three children.

Below the information about Whitehead and his wife, you can see images of LOTIM’s “Executive Staff,” which are clearly some stock photos of generic smiling people.

If looking at unfinished church websites is your jam, googling the names of one of these people may lead to a good time. My favorite thus far is a church using this same list of people with the addition of Frodo Baggins as Associate Pastor.


The seems to be the newer, more complete website for Bishop Whitehead’s Church, now referred to as Leaders of Tomorrow International Churches. The biography is much of the same except for an extensive resume detailing Whitehead’s media appearances and work with current Mayor and former Brooklyn President Eric Adams.

In this biography, Asia is not named as Whitehead’s wife, but his now two children are named.

Beneath this information is a button called “Booking” although it just takes you to the lotichurches contact form.

Illegal Conviction and Overturned Sentence

According to Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead, “he was illegally convicted and sentenced to 11 and 1/3rd to 34 years in prison” but served 6 years and was “released after his sentence was overturned”. It is not mentioned in Whitehead’s profiles on his own websites or social media what exactly he was convicted of and why the conviction was illegal.

On June 30th, 2008, Lamar Whitehead (Lamar v Lamor spelling is something we are curious about) was convicted of scheme to defraud in the first degree, attempted grand larceny in the second degree, identity theft in the first degree (13 counts), and identity theft in the third degree (2 counts). Due to the number of counts involved in this case, I will trust Whitehead’s math on what he was initially sentenced to.

In 2011, Whitehead successfully appealed this sentence and it was modified so that some of the sentences would run concurrently with each other rather than consecutively as originally determined. His sentence was modified, and Whitehead was released sometime in 2013.

I do not personally know if using the language overturned versus modified is truly significant but I certainly feel like it is intentional and powerful.

As for this conviction being illegal, per claims by Whitehead, it’s clear that the court did not agree. Whitehead continued to fight this conviction when he sought a writ of habeas corpus, asserting that his trial lawyer was ineffective and that the court improperly admitted evidence of uncharged crimes and a witness’s unsworn testimony.

The petition for a writ of habeas corpus was denied in its entirety, the case was dismissed and a certificate of appealability was not issued.

Learn more about Whitehead’s conviction and appeals

The People, etc., respondent, v Lamar Whitehead, appellant

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York

Decided: May 17, 2011

Whitehead v. Haggett

United States District Court Easter District of New York

Feb 3, 2017

In the Media

Mink & Fleece; ‘High Roller’ Busted in $2m ID Theft by Kieran Crowely, New York Post, January 31, 2006

Life After Prison

After Bishop Whitehead left prison, he certainly seemed like a changed man and I never want to insinuate that a leopard cannot change it’s shorts. Most of the information will come from Bishop Whitehead’s websites or social media accounts that appear to belong to him. 

In 2013, Lamor Whitehead founded Leaders of Tomorrow Ministry in Brooklyn, NY.

“Men we must celebrate and not just tolerate our women and women you must celebrate yourselves” – Minister Lamor M. Whitehead

By May of 2014, Whitehead is already promoting events through Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn that are ”In Partnership with” Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. At this time, Lamor Whitehead is a Minister, first ordained by Bishop Albert Jamison of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on July 6, 2007. Later in 2014 he would be ordained as a Pastor.

On March 10th, 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn Inc was filed in New York State.

Minister Whitehead wishes to honor and bring together a distinguished group of women who embody what it is to be a leader and represents the character, courage and commitment of the essence of a woman.; archived at Wayback Machine May 2014

In 2014, LOTB hosted other events including A Night of Worship: Saving Our Youth, Brooklyn Teen Summit 2014, and One Brooklyn Honors.

There is also a mention of something called a ”LOTB Programs Super User” which was ”COMING SOON”

In 2015, Pastor Whitehead was promoting Resurrecting Our Youth Gospel Explosion and heavily promoted that this even featured a performance by Ricky Dillard.

In February 2015, Ieshah Whitehead, formerly Ieshah Williams filled a Notice of Revocation of Power of Attorney, revoking any and all authority that may have been granted to Lamor Whitehead. This was in regards specifically to a property owned by Ieshah Whitehead located at 706 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY. According to Ieshah, the Power of Attorney was a forgery.

The LOTB seemed to go through a lot of changes and in 2016 it was archived by the Wayback Machine but displayed mostly dummy content. Despite this, the about information is slightly different. He states that he graduated with his certificate in ministry in human services from the Theological Institution of Rising Hope Inc. He was also ordained as an elder and installed as a pastor by overseer Tracy Henderson’s Universal Temple Church of God.

Whitehead also began promoting his political connections more. Whitehead lists that ”he has done evangelistic events with Eric L. Adams, Councilwoman Laurie A. Cumbo, Councilman Robert Cornegy, Assembly Woman Latrice Walker, Councilman Charles Baron, and Counil Woman Inez Barron, such as Turkey Drives, Christmas Giveaways, Teen Summits”

After 2016, it appears that the Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn website goes dark. Both and are first archived in 2021, so what was Bishop Whiteheads primary internet presence from 2016 – 2021?

In March of 2016, Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn Ministry Corp was registered as a Not-For-Profit Corporation.

In May of 2017 a public Facebook page was made for Lamor M Whitehead, and later in June the name changed to Bishop Lamor M Whitehead.

Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries Inc

Leaders if Tomorrow International Ministries Inc was registered as a 501(c)(3) on April 22, 2020. It was registered at 922 Remsen Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.

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