Our Northwest Arkansas Team
Chris Haas is the President and Founder of Freedom 5:one Ministries. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Arkansas. He directed the college ministry of Student Mobilization at UCA for 10 years. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Theology (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2007. After working as a Financial Adviser for Clement Financial Services from 2007-2010, Chris left his position with Clement to create a new non-profit that would focus on the financial health of families in NWA and beyond called Freedom 5:one Ministries. Chris and his wife Tiffany have been married for almost 20 years, have five children, and live in Fayetteville, AR.
Tim Howington grew up in Central Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS degree in Computer Science Engineering. While in college, Tim was actively involved in a collegiate ministry that was to become Student Mobilization. Upon graduation he joined the staff and ministered to college students for 14 year in a variety of roles. Tim then spent a short stint of ministry with Fellowship Bible Church of NWA and Saline Community Church. For the next decade he was involved with leading and promoting Restaurant Management Group in NW Arkansas. He joined the Freedom 5:one Team in 2013. Tim is a writer and has published two books: How to Manage Yourself when there is no Money to Manage and Trouble. He blogs on the Freedom 5:one Blog and at The Howitzer Rants. Tim has been married to his wife Terri for over 30 years and they have one son and live in Rogers, AR.
Ryan Wade Ryan grew up playing baseball in town of less than 2,500 people in Southeast Kansas. After college he worked as a sports reporter for the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for almost three years before moving to NWA in the summer of 2007. After moving to NWA, Ryan worked as a photojournalist for KNWA/Fox24 News for a brief period before spending five years working in the Benefits Department at Walmart. He developed a passion for helping people learn the Biblical principles of personal finance and how to implement those principles in their life. After leading numerous Financial Peace University classes, Ryan began a career as a financial adviser for Thrivent Financial. He quickly discovered if he truly wanted to help everyone who came through the door, financial advising wasn’t the right place for him. God connected him with Chris and Tim at Freedom5:one, and after much time in prayer seeking guidance, he joined the team in November 2018. Ryan married his high school sweetheart, Jessi, in 2005. They have two children, live in Bella Vista, and attend Catalyst Church where they are actively involved in a variety of ministries within the church.
Our Jonesboro, AR Team
Doug Doggett has called Northeast Arkansas home since his