Free Will Baptists [Canada]

Free Will Baptists [Canada]

5233 Mt. View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013-2306
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. James Pittman
Moderator and Promotional Officer


36.0528851, -86.6534405


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.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1998
347
0
0
347
10
1992
435
0
300
735
15
1991
1,375
0
850
2,225
19
1989
572
0
703
1,275
16
1988
575
0
300
875
15
1985
650
0
1,225
1,895
17
1982
600
0
400
1,000
17
1977
0
0
0
1,050
15
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1998
3
0
0
4
1992
5
0
0
8
1991
6
0
0
8
1989
10
0
0
13
1988
5
0
0
8
1985
8
0
0
10
1982
6
0
0
9
1977
8
0
0
9
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1998
8
0
0
0
1992
11
0
0
0
1991
13
0
0
1,199
1989
14
0
0
1,205
1988
14
0
0
825
1985
17
0
0
1,125
1982
15
0
0
675
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1989
$69,700
$676,700
$607,000