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.

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.

Results

Executive Summary

Pastor Survey Infographic

 

Drawing Winners

Congratulations to the following pastors who have won a book of their choice from Randall House Publications. There were 639 respondents to our survey* to lead pastors. These 10 men were randomly picked from the 275 who chose to be part of the drawing.

  • Sonny Thomas, Glendale Springs, North Carolina
  • John Howell, Chipley, Florida
  • John Hollis, Effingham, Illinois
  • Josh Bush, Wichita, Kansas
  • Caleb Davis, Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • Carl Cheshier, Pocola, Oklahoma
  • Terry Pierce, Mooreville, Mississippi
  • Larry Cook, Valier, Illinois
  • Aaron Reed, Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Howard Gwartney, Florence, Arizona