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Free Will Baptist is a denomination of churches that share a common history, name, and an acceptance of the Arminian theology of free grace, free salvation, and free will. Free Will Baptists share similar soteriological views with General Baptists, Separate Baptists and some United Baptists. Evangelism and the self-government of the local church are highly valued. The denomination remains relatively small-town demographically and is especially strong in the southern United States and Midwest, although it was once also strong in New England. The National Association of Free Will Baptists reports just over 250,000 members. The National Association's offices are located in the Nashville, Tennessee neighborhood of Antioch. The denomination operates a regionally accredited college, Welch College, in Nashville; North American and International Missions agencies; and a publishing house, Randall House Publications. Smaller groups unaffiliated with the National Association are the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, the United American Free Will Baptists, and well as several local associations in the South.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion in the South (2005)

by Samuel S. Hill, Charles H. Lippy, Charles Reagan Wilson

organization and "Free Will Baptist" was dropped from the name of the conference in 1841. The promotion of "Restoration principles" by the Campbellites, as they were called, left many Free Will Baptist churches divided since as many as ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (2017)

by Kevin L. Nadal

Several denominations, including Free Will Baptist, Southern Baptist, Church of Christ, Jehovah's ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions (2002)

by James R. Lewis

See also Neopaganism; Wicca FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE PENTECOSTAL FAITH. The Free Will Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith was formed in the 1950s when the parent body, the South Carolina Pentecostal Free Will ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Religions (2013)

by Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton, Gary L. Ward

UNITED AMERICAN FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH. A Baptist body. The Free Will Baptists began in North Carolina in the decades prior to the Revolutionary War. By the time of the Civil War, they had spread across the South and both free ...

Google previewNelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1900)

Containing a Condensed History of Pennsylvania, of Fayette County, and the Boroughs and Townships of the County : Also, Portraits and Biographies of the Governors Since 1790, and Genealogies, Family Histories and Biographies of Representative Men of the County : Illustrated by Henry Elliot Shepherd

The next Free Will Baptist church was organized at Belle Vernon in 1843, and its constituent members were from the Jordan, Free and Springer families. Over a half a century in age it has grown and prospered. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

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