Who We Are


Baron S. King | Executive Director

Baron S. King, LPC, NCC began serving as Executive Director of Liberty Ministries in July, 2017 where he oversees the overall ministry and thrift operations. Baron has a passion for the process of interpersonal, characterological change and development. "Liberty Ministries offers a unique opportunity to live and work with men who have faced many of life's challenges and still struggle. We strive to develop a healthy, biblical community where we can challenge, teach, encourage and mentor people to a place where they develop a deeper more effective dependence on God. I truly believe we have an awesome opportunity AND obligation to serve this population of men, women and their families.”

Baron S. King joined Liberty Ministries in July of 2016 as the Director of Residential Programs at Liberty House. In this role, he oversaw the Liberty House Residential After-Care Program, developing and implementing the programs which serve to aid and assist in the overall spiritual, emotional and vocational growth and development of the residents.

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Elliott Bennett | Director of Operations

Elliott Bennett has been with Liberty Ministries since March of 2006. He came by way of The Clinic, a non-profit medical center providing medical care to the uninsured, which is located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Elliott was Executive Director of The Clinic, which will see over 11,000 patients this year, from its inception in 2001 until accepting the position of Director of Operations with Liberty Ministries.

In 2001 Elliott retired from a career with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. He spent his entire career at the State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Pennsylvania's largest maximum security prison. He began as a Correctional Officer and Sergeant, and held a number of progressively responsible positions until his retirement as a Department Head for Operations.


Patty Flemming | Director of Prison and Community Re-entry Programs

Patty Fleming joined the team in 2013 as Chaplain after being transformed by Jesus Christ through the work of Liberty Ministries' staff and volunteers as an inmate at Montgomery County Correctional Facility. This experience has provided the passion to share the same hope and transformation through Jesus Christ with the incarcerated population.
As Director of Prison and Community Reentry Programs, one of her main goals is to identify and implement specific programming to address the needs behind the walls as well as in the community to provide successful reentry. To make these programs successful and to assist the reentrant, Patty recruits and trains volunteers to lead classes and/or mentor the individual. Our mission is to provide services and spread hope to the most underserved prisons in Pennsylvania and beyond.


Hal Ludwig | Director of Residential Programs

Hal Ludwig, MS, comes to Liberty Ministries from the Aldie Foundation – an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center with facilities in Doylestown and Langhorne, PA. He has a strong background in drug and alcohol treatment, individual and small group counseling and extensive experience working with clients in the criminal justice system. He worked closely with the Drug Court Program and probation in Bucks and Montgomery County. He enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with his family at the beach.


Josh Hilliker | Director of Thrift

Josh Hilliker joined the Liberty Ministries team in September of 2017 as Director of Thrift overseeing the operations of five stores and a production center. Josh comes to us originally from the state of Michigan where he spent fourteen years working for big box retailers Kohl’s and OfficeMax in various management roles as well as a volunteer youth director at his local church. In 2009, with the Lord’s leading, Josh moved to Pennsylvania take on the role of store manager for Impact Thrift Stores. Working for Impact presented a unique opportunity as Josh was able to blend his heart for helping others as well as utilizing his extensive retail experience. “Each and every day it is blessing to see how lives are impacted by what happens in thrift with our customers, staff and residence”. Josh looks continues to look forward to the exciting ways God is going to continue to use Liberty Ministries Thrift for His kingdom.


Jordan Wirth | Marketing & Operations Manager

Executive Committee:

Blair Jarratt, Board Chair
Hazel A. Matlack, Vice Chair
Gerald A. Clemmer, Secretary
Richard Whitekettle, Treasurer


  • William F. Kerwin
  • Maria Hosler Byler
  • Barry Kratz
  • Ken Rush
  • Sherri Barfield
  • John (Jack) Rule
  • Elizabeth Laubach