National Association of Free Will Baptists

National Association of Free Will Baptists

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

Attesting Officer
Keith Burden
Exec. Secretary


Media Contact
Exec. Sec., Keith Burden CMP

36.0528851, -86.6534405


This evangelical group of Armenian Baptists was organized by Paul Palmer in 1727 at Chowan, North Carolina. Another movement (teaching the same doctrines of free grace, free salvation and free will) was organized June 30, 1780, in New Durham, N.H., but there was no connection with the southern organization except for a fraternal relationship.
The northern line expanded more rapidly and extended into the West and Southwest. This body merged with the Northern Baptist Convention Oct. 5, 1911, but a remnant of churches reorganized into the Cooperative General Association of Free Will Baptists Dec. 28, 1916, at Pattonsburg, Mo.
Churches in the southern line were organized into various conferences from the beginning and finally united in one General Conference in 1921.
Representatives of the Cooperative General Association and the General Conference joined Nov. 5, 1935 to form the National Association of Free Will Baptists.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1978
216,831
0
0
216,831
2,436
1977
216,831
0
0
216,831
2,430
1976
229,498
0
0
229,498
2,407
1974
215,000
0
0
215,000
2,350
1973
214,104
0
0
214,104
2,229
1972
210,000
0
0
210,000
2,250
1970
186,136
0
0
186,136
2,163
1969
200,000
0
0
200,000
2,200
1968
184,869
0
0
184,869
2,142
1967
250,000
0
0
250,000
2,200
1966
178,450
0
0
178,450
2,109
1965
0
0
0
173,275
2,028
1963
0
0
0
171,676
2,036
1962
0
0
0
168,706
1,974
1961
0
0
0
193,664
2,150
1960
0
0
0
191,448
2,232
1959
0
0
0
200,000
2,500
1958
0
0
0
184,287
2,166
1957
0
0
0
172,683
2,091
1956
0
0
0
163,619
2,054
1955
0
0
0
159,831
1,947
1954
0
0
0
405,000
4,023
1953
0
0
0
425,000
4,200
1951
0
0
0
400,000
2,700
1950
196,363
0
23,637
220,000
1,825
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1978
4,302
0
0
4,367
1977
0
0
0
4,302
1976
3,600
0
0
4,191
1974
2,500
0
0
3,700
1973
2,300
0
0
3,806
1972
3,610
0
0
3,374
1970
2,100
0
0
2,300
1969
2,500
0
0
3,372
1968
3,195
0
0
3,395
1967
2,000
0
0
3,000
1966
2,109
0
0
3,310
1965
2,028
0
0
3,166
1963
2,036
0
0
3,274
1962
1,974
0
0
3,129
1961
2,150
0
0
3,137
1960
2,232
0
0
3,234
1959
2,500
0
0
3,359
1958
1,543
0
0
3,313
1957
1,543
0
0
2,981
1956
1,543
0
0
2,985
1955
1,543
0
0
2,567
1954
3,050
0
0
6,423
1953
3,000
0
0
6,500
1951
2,800
0
0
5,200
1950
1,375
0
1,675
3,050
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1978
2,436
0
0
187,778
1977
2,407
0
0
187,778
1976
2,500
0
0
227,541
1974
2,500
0
0
180,000
1973
2,300
0
0
172,501
1972
2,200
0
0
181,000
1970
2,100
0
0
151,715
1969
2,200
0
0
195,000
1968
2,100
0
0
225,000
1967
2,100
0
0
150,000
1966
2,109
0
0
146,900
1965
2,028
0
0
145,190
1963
1,872
0
0
145,190
1962
1,605
0
0
120,046
1961
1,635
0
0
120,046
1960
1,620
0
0
118,392
1959
2,000
0
0
165,000
1958
1,962
0
0
152,500
1957
1,762
0
0
141,389
1956
1,886
0
0
142,000
1955
1,848
0
0
140,000
1954
3,802
40,000
450,000
490,000
1953
4,000
40,000
500,000
540,000
1951
3,250
20,000
180,000
200,000
1950
1,783
15,000
170,000
185,000
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1921
$0
$95,000
$0
1917
$0
$75,835
$0