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United American Free Will Baptist Church

The United American Free Will Baptist Church is the oldest national body of predominantly black Free Will Baptists in the United States.

History

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Kinston, North Carolina, on May 8, 1901. The greatest strength of this body is in North Carolina, where it maintains headquarters and a tabernacle and operates Kinston Collegein North Carolina. There are about 50,000 members in 250 churches. The General Conference has published a book of discipline since 1903 and publishes a periodical called The Free Will Baptist Advocate. The United American Free Will Baptist Church is a member of the National Fraternal Council of Negro Churches.

In 1968, a division brought about a second group of black Free Will Baptists, the United American Free Will Baptist Conference. Bishop J. E. Reddick currently serves as General Bishop.

Sources

  • Encyclopedia of African-American Religions, Larry G. Murphy, et al., editors
  • Encyclopedia of American Religions, J. Gordon Melton, editor
  • Baptists Around the World, by Albert W. Wardin, Jr.
  • Dictionary of Baptists in America, Bill J. Leonard, editor
  • "The History and Theology of the National Fraternal Council of Negro Churches" (Master's Thesis, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY), by Spurgeon E. Crayton

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  • United American Free Will Baptist Church
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