Thanks for joining us on our website. Missouri Free Will Baptists are a great group of people. We have a desire to serve the Lord and help spread the word of His great love for all mankind. We believe in the truth of God's Word and seek to live our lives based on His principles.

As you browse our site, you will see all the activities in which we are involved. It's our belief that being a Christian means that God effects every area of your daily walk. To that end we try to let our lives influence those around us. We want to see everyone find peace with themselves and peace with God. That is only possible by establishing a personal relationship with our creator, Jesus Christ. He has provided the only sacrifice for sin by paying the price Himself for our shortcomings. He is anxious to forgive and forget what we have done, help us live productive lives and prepare us for an eternity in heaven with Him when our lives have run their course here.

About  MOFWB

We are the Missouri State Association of Free Will Baptists, currently comprised of 146 churches in 20 local Associations. We are members of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. Our offices are located at 202 West Commercial in Lebanon, MO. 

Free Will Baptist roots can be traced to England as early as 1611. The first Free Will Baptist 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 42 states, over 20 foreign countries, and a number of the islands of the sea. 

The work of the National Association of Free Will Baptists is promoted from the National Offices located in Nashville, Tennessee.

What We Believe

 • God--We believe that God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Righteous Ruler of the universe. He has revealed Himself in nature, and in the Scriptures of the Holy Bible as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: yet as one God.


    • Jesus Christ--He is God's unique Son; the only, one of a kind. The Scripture teaches that He is God revealed in flesh. In His Divine nature He is truly God and in His human nature truly man. He is the One once crucified for man's sin, the now risen and glorified Savior and Lord who mediates between God and man and who gives us access to the Father through His intercession. None can come to the Father unless they come through Him.

    • Holy Spirit--All of the attributes of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit by the Scriptures. It is He who convicts and convinces men of their sin. He also convinces man of that which is right, and that a final day of judgment will come. He, it is, who comes to live in us at conversion, to open our understanding to the Scripture, and to lead us into the truth.


    • The Bible--God used holy men to write the Scriptures. They are, in both the Old and New Testaments, the very words God intended us to have. They are, as given by God, without error and are our only rule of faith and practice. We profit from them by learning the truth about many things: they also speak to us about wrong doing; they correct us and instruct us in right living.

NAFWB - In light of events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, the National Association of Free Will Baptists remains firm in its stand condemning racism in any form. This stand was taken over 20 years ago by the denomination, and it remains true today as we endeavor to spread the gospel to one race—the human race—and “all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues.”

Resolution on Racism:

Whereas, at the 1965 Annual Session of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, this body overwhelmingly affirmed that “the National Association of Free Will Baptists believes that all persons should equally enjoy those freedoms and privileges intended by God from creation, taught in the Bible, and provided by the Constitution of the United States of America. The church of Jesus Christ must recognize the dignity of every person as a creation of God and must actively seek ways to bring that person into a right relationship with God, regardless of race or national origin….We are convinced that the transformation of mankind through faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest instrument available to break down prejudices and cause justice to prevail. We are opposed to violence to secure human rights, and are equally opposed to force to prevent the achievement of such rights,” and

Whereas, at the 1995 Annual Session of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, this body overwhelmingly approved a “Resolution Concerning Racism,” which stated, “Whereas, all people are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and, whereas, all people have descended through ‘one blood’ from Adam (Acts 17:26), and whereas, God desires for all people to be saved (2 Peter 3:9), be it resolved that the National Association of Free Will Baptists do hereby condemn racism in any form and do pledge to proclaim the Gospel freely to all men…”

Be it resolved that we reaffirm and remain resolute in the established stance of this body.

Click HERE for more information regarding our stance on racism.

Cooperative  plan

Since 1942 the work among Free Will Baptist churches in Missouri has been supported by the Cooperative Plan. A voluntary plan developed by farsighted leaders in our early movement, Coop encourages participating churches to contribute 10% of their general fund receipts to a common fund. This is in turn distributed to all our State and National ministries according to a formula approved annually by the Missouri State Association.

The first year of its existence saw a little over $200 raised. We have now reached the three quarters of a million dollar level. We thank God for the faithfulness of Missouri Free Will Baptist Churches to give the tithe of the tithe.  (Numbers 18:26) 

Ministries supported by Missouri Coop are:


The Executive Office and Gem Magazine

Missouri Missions and Show-Me Plan

Missouri Retirement Program

Camp Niangua

The Christian Education Board

The Senior Adult Board

The Youth Ministries Board

Randall University


Welch College

International Missions

North American Ministries

Board of Retirement & Insurance

The Free Will Baptist Foundation

Women Nationally Active for Christ

The Theological Commission

The Historical Commission

The Media Commission

The Music Commission