Frederick Jerome Stewart
June 5, 1947
Vallejo, California, U.S.
|Other names||Freddie Stewart|
|Occupation||Musician, pastor, guitarist, vocalist|
|Years active||Musician (1967 - present)|
Pastor (1994 - present)
|Known for||Founding member of Sly & The Family Stone|
Freddie Stone (born Frederick Jerome Stewart, June 5, 1947, Vallejo, California) is an American pastor and musician, best known as a co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist in the band Sly and the Family Stone, fronted by his brother Sly and including his sisters Rosie and Vet.
His childhood years were spent in Vallejo, California. His parents were Christians and they attended the Pentecostal church. They also were musicians with his father playing violin, harp and guitar and his mother playing guitar as well as piano. His early years were spent at church and without racial inhibition. His mother would babysit the children in the neighborhood who happened to be of all colors. He started playing music when he was twelve.
As a result of fighting at Vallejo High School, he was expelled and had to attend Benicia High School. He did quite well there and in his junior year he was MVP on his basketball team. In his senior year he was President of the student body. Not long after he graduated, the Stewart family along with Freddie moved to San Francisco.
Stewart has six children, Casey, Stacey, Freddie Jr., Simon, Joy and Kristi.
According to a 2009 KCRW interview with Sly Stone, Freddie has been, since 1994, Pastor Frederick Stewart, a preacher in his native Vallejo. He became a committed Christian in 1980 and in 1988 he was ordained as an evangelist preacher. Over a period of time he was being prepared to take over his uncle's church, the Evangelist Temple Fellowship Center COGIC, of which he is currently Pastor. The church is located on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo, California.
- Everywhere You Are - Geronimo Inc / Orchard - (2001)
- Right Now - (2012) (Updated version of Everywhere You Are)
- Freddy Stone discusses Sly and the Family Stone’s Stand! on its 45th anniversary, WaxPoetics.com; accessed June 4, 2017.
- Krisinabox Profile “From Stone to Glory” – The Life of Freddie Stone, krisinabox.wordpress.com; accessed June 4, 2017.
- Now 'Stone' family member knows what soul truly means, Vallejo Times-Herald, August 9, 2010.
- Legendary Freddie Stone (of Sly & The Family Stone) talks about the most important information in Earth by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE, timesheraldonline.com; accessed June 4, 2017.
- Visit Vallejo California Local Services & Amenities , Places of Worship, visitvallejo.com; accessed June 4, 2017.
- All Music Freddy Stone Everywhere You Are
- Stone Cisum Inc Right Now
- Blues GR September 4, 2014 Legendary Freddie Stone (of Sly & The Family Stone) talks about the most important information in Earth by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE