About

SET FREE INC. – EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Revs. Al & Deb Warner are the founders and directors of Set Free Inc. Set Free is a networking ministry connecting leaders for a Nehemiah-like rebuilding and transformation of our city. Al and Deb have over 30 years experience pastoring local churches and working as missionaries in Hong Kong. In 1997, God laid a burden on their heart to bring the regional church of Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY, together. As they obeyed, God birthed their ministry, Set Free Inc.

 

 

 

CHURCH

  • 30+ years — pastoral and overseas missionary (Hong Kong) experience
  • 1998-2001  National Day of Prayer Coordinators
  • 1998  founded Set Free, Inc., a non-profit organization with 2 distinct tracks:
    • Leadership specific
    • Community impact
  • Facilitate weekly pastors’ prayer in Buffalo/Niagara Falls since 1999

FAMILY

  • Developed marriage ministry and led retreats
  • Successfully raised two adult sons

GOVERNMENT

  • 2012 Al reappointed as chaplain of the Buffalo Common Council
  • 1999-2000  Al appointed as first chaplain of the Buffalo Common Council
  • 2004-2005  Deb appointed as the Erie County Community Liaison for Faith-Based Community

BUSINESS

  • Chaplain: Landies Candies
  • Chaplain: American Coastal Properties
  • Chaplain/Community Liaison/Public Relations: Summit Mall, Wheatfield. Developed employee training, including customer service. At invitation of mall owner, led public dedication of mall to Christ.
  • Chaplain: Niagara International Capital Limited

EDUCATION

  • 1978  Deb — Bachelor of Science in Christian Education, Nyack College
  • 1984-5  Deb — Fourth grade teacher, Humboldt Community Christian School, Chicago
  • 2000-2002  After School programs: Buffalo Public Schools
  • Al currently pursuing Doctor of Ministry, Transformational Leadership in the Global City, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

MEDIA

  • Columnists: Buffalo Rising magazine, Elijah List, Breaking Christian News, Thrive magazine, Unite magazine, Word magazine
  • Television interviews: TCT
  • Radio interviews: WDCX, KPRZ

ARTS

  • Coordinate regular regional worship events: Facilitate worship and intercession for the region since 2005