The Funeral of Sally Chase

The Free Will Baptist Historical Collection came into possession of a rare  booklet titled, A Sermon, Preached at the Funeral of Sally Chase. The sermon was preached…

Was Abraham Lincoln a Free Will Baptist?

Now and again the subject of Abraham Lincoln’s religion arises. We have sometimes been told that he had a Free Will Baptist background. Recently reprinted (and…

Trouble in the Altar

One of the most difficult books to find about Free Will Baptists was co-authored by G.W. Million and G.A. Barrett titled Brief History of the Liberal Baptist…

The Praying Man

In the last part of the 19th century a one-of-a-kind man greatly contributed to and influenced Free Will Baptists. William Bonaparte Woolsey was born in 1821,…

Tecumseh College

December 27, 1916, delegates from Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas met at Philadelphia FWB Church near Pattonsburg, Missouri, and organized the Co-operative General Association of Free…

Eureka!

North Carolina Free Will Baptists began a school in 1898, on Lee Street in Ayden, North Carolina. Its official name was Free Will Baptist Theological Seminary.…

The Woman Needed a Horse

In Nancy A. Hardesty’s book, Great Women of Faith, she lists two Free Will Baptist women, Sally Parsons and Clarissa Danforth. Clarissa Danforth spoke at the…

The Chest of Jehoiada

Mrs. Lizzie McAdams, home missionary, evangelist and promotional and field worker for the National Association of Free Will Baptists, “invented, (as she said) the Jehoiada Chest…