Committee on Denominational Research

Information about the Committee

The Committee for Denominational Research was formed in the summer of 2018 at the National Association held in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the purpose of conducting research to provide information about the pastors, churches, and denominational entities of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. The committee members are Dr. Danny Baer, (Chair), Dr. Ron Hunter, Dr. Eddie Moody, Dr. Tim Eaton, Dr. Ton Hunter, and Mr. Mark McPeak.


2019 Free Will Baptist Church Survey

You are invited to participate in a research study that explores the characteristics of our Free Will Baptist churches. The survey should be completed by the Lead Pastor or other leader of a church in the National Association of Free Will Baptists. Only one survey should be completed per church.

Click here to take the survey


Survey of Lead Pastors 

Designed to target the lead pastor (sometimes called the “senior pastor” or simply “pas-tor”) of the churches of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, the survey collected a variety of information with the goal of helping denominational leaders better serve pastors and churches. The survey will also serve as a baseline for future research.

A list of the 2,020 churches in the 2018 FWB Yearbook was supplied to the committee by the Executive Office. A link to the survey was then emailed to the 808 pastors who had email ad-dresses, and a postcard was mailed to the remaining 1,212.* As a result, there were 639 separate responses, resulting in a 3% margin of error for the survey at a 95% certainty level. The survey responses were gathered anonymously. Those who responded were given an opportunity to enter a drawing for a book of their choice from Randall House Publishing

Please be assured of two things. First of all, there is no hidden agenda behind this re-search. We are simply trying to find out more about our denomination so that we may be able to better serve each other. Secondly, all of the responses will be treated with utmost confidentiality.


Executive Summary

Pastor Survey Infographic