This is the home page for The Convention of the Original Free Will Baptist Churches and contains the monthly ministry as well as other common documents and basic information about the convention


August is Convention Month among Original Free Will Baptists

The Convention of Original Free Will Baptists (OFWB) came into existence in 1913.  It is made up of the member Conferences and Churches within those Conferences.

The OFWB Church traces its roots in America back to 1727. Paul Palmer, an English General Baptist, established the first Free Will Baptist Church in Chowan County in northeastern North Carolina. From these origins OFWB trace their spiritual heritage to the English General Baptists.

When the Convention of OFWB was started, it was done to bring together the various Conferences and Churches and to be a tool of both fellowship and ministry. The Mission Statement of Original Free Will Baptists says, “The mission of the people of God called Original Free Will Baptists is to glorify God, therefore, we strive to know Christ, build His Church and make Him known to all people as we continue to seek His will.”

The Reverend Gary Bailey is the Director of Convention Services, and can be contacted by phoning the Convention Office at 919-299-4553. His email is garybailey@ofwb.org