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, National Association of Free Will Baptists is active in 36 states, 13 foreign countries, and a number of the islands of the sea. The work of the National Association is promoted from the National Offices and Randall House Publications located in Nashville, Tennessee.