Who are Free Will Baptists?

 Free Will Baptist roots can be traced to England as early as 1611. The first FWB church in America was begun by Paul Palmer in 1727 in Perquimans County, North Carolina. Some years later, in 1780, under the leadership of Benjamin Randall, Free Will Baptists were established in the northeast at New Durham, New Hampshire. From these early beginnings, Free Will Baptists in America have had a continuing ministry. Today, the National Association of Free Will Baptists is active in 40 states and 20 foreign countries. The work of the National Association is promoted from the National Office Building and Randall House Publications, both located in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Committed to the Cause of Christ”

Alabama Free Will Baptists have a motto and logo  to help us concentrate and communicate what our association is all about.

The phrase, “Committed to the Cause of Christ”, announces our allegiance to Jesus Christ and declares our dedication to His cause.  We believe Christ is to be preeminent in all things, and His will to be our priority at all times.

The logo is made up of four key elements:

Alabama  – The shape of our state represents us as a statewide organization, cooperating for a common cause.

Free Will Baptists  – These three words describe our identity and allude to our doctrine and distinctive.

Cross  – There is no more important emblem to Christianity than the empty cross.  It pictures redemption and salvation.  Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection are the key elements to the gospel message.  This is what He did for us.

World  –  The globe reminds us of the Commission Christ gave to His church.  It speaks of reconciliation and service as we go into all the world and preach the gospel.  This is what we do for Him.

The message of the logo is: “At the center (heart) of Alabama Free Will Baptists is Christ; His cross and Commission.”