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Our Heritage: Free Will Baptist History
An excerpt from the volume, A Free Will Baptist Handbook
By Matthew J. Pinson

A Brief History of the Liberal Baptist People in England and America
By Elders G.W. Million and G.A. Barrett

Free Baptist Cyclopaedia, Illustrated, 1889
Compiled by G.A. Burgess and J.T. Ward

This significant work primarily details the lives and organization of early Randall Free Will Baptists. However, it also contains a number of entries regarding denominational history in the South, usually under state names. Compiled over a two-year period, this illustrated book published in 1889, remains one of the most significant sources of Freewill Baptist history.

Free Will Baptists in Georgia
By Matthew J. Pinson

A brief overview of the roots of the denomination in the state produced for New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Free Will Baptists in Tennessee

A History of Free Will Baptists
By G.W. Million

A History of Original Free Will Baptists
By Michael Pelt

History of the Free Will Baptists of North Carolina
By Elders T.F. Harrison and J.M. Barfield

History of North Carolina Baptists, Volume 1
By George Washington Paschal
Note: Paschal refers specifically to the early development of the Free Will Baptists of North Carolina in chapters 8-10.

Origins of the Free Will Baptist Church of North Carolina
Early growth in North Carolina by Rufus K. Hearn

Without a Monument: The Life of Elder Paul Palmer
By Darrell Holley