Free Will Baptists

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Free Will Baptists
Denomination type: Baptist Bodies
Year Reporting: 1998
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Description: As revival fires burned throughout New England in the mid- and late 1700s, Benjamin Randall proclaimed his doctrine of Free Will to large crowds of seekers. In due time, a number of Randall’s converts moved to Nova Scotia. One such believer was Asa McGray, who was to become instrumental in the establishment of several Free Baptist churches. Local congregations were organized in New Brunswick. After several years of numerical and geographic gains, disagreements surfaced over the question of music, Sunday school, church offerings, salaried clergy and other issues. Adherents of the more progressive element decided to form their own fellowship. Led by George Orser, they became known as Free Christian Baptists.

The new group faithfully adhered to the truths and doctrines which embodied the theological basis of Free Will Baptists. Largely through Archibald Hatfield, contact was made with Free Will Baptists in the United States in the 1960s. The association was officially welcomed into the Free Will Baptist family in July 1981, by the National Association.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 5233 Mt. View Rd
Address line 2:
City: Antioch
State: Tennessee
Zip Code: 37013-2306
Country: United States
Phone: (615)731-6812

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev. James Pittman
Position: Moderator and Promotional Officer
Phone: (506)278-3771

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 347
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 347
Total Churches: 10
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 3
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 3

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 8
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures