We started this organization because of what God has done to rescue me from a past in addiction, suicide attempts and the shame of sexual trauma. We chose the medium of sports to amplify the social impact of our work and provide a meaningful way to heal and help others in their journey toward freedom.
There are at least 40 million people who are enslaved to forced labor or sexual exploitation across the world. Atlanta, GA is leading the nation in this injustice. Minors are exploited for sex in motels just miles from our home in Marietta where the buyers come from every socio-economic status. Children are sold into slavery by their parents in Cambodia, Japan and other countries. Millions of children and adults work in slave labor camps across the world producing materials that go into American goods, like our clothing and electronics. Even more people suffer from domestic violence, abuse, drug addiction, homelessness and many other issues that feed the $150 billion a year human trafficking industry.
BUT, freedom is here in our hands and we are doing something NOW to bring justice to all! We all have the power to do something now to spread freedom in the lives of those who are enslaved. We all have the power to choose to love others and seek the good of our cities. We can all dream big and believe sacrificing ourselves for freedom is better than turning a blind eye and doing nothing.
As a member of Freedom Now Movement you can buy sporting gear through us and know the profits help end slavery. You can raise awareness and create a movement of freedom at your school, workplace or neighborhood. As a Freedom Now Athlete you can turn your next competition into a fundraiser for this worthy cause. Raise your voice with us! Join the team today!
Freedom always requires sacrifice, what will you do?
Please join our team today. All athletes and advocates, partners and sponsors are welcome. Any sport, any age, any where!
Erik Peddle: Founder & President
Erik has 15 years of experience as a builder. His passion is to help others live for freedom. He resides in Marietta, Ga with his wife and 3 children. They serve at Passion City Church.
Former pro mountain bike racer for Klein Bikes and Free Flite Bicycles. Steve hails from Woodstock, GA where he lives with his wife and has 3 kids in college. He loves outdoor adventures and is passionate about ending slavery. Steve and his family serve at Passion City Church.
Is originally from Seattle, WA and moved to Atlanta in 2012. She works in the Healthcare Industry and is deeply involved with her church, Trinity. She has a heart for serving others and specifically for bringing light to the injustice and presence of human trafficking in our city.
Mike is an associate broker with CBRE. His passion is to leverage his life for others good. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and three children.
Jeff is the founder of Out of Darkness a ministry whose mission is to is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, that the glory of God may be known. He resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and children.