Established in 1959, the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. located in Dunn, North Carolina is an icon in the Christian world with hundreds of churches and ministers ready to serve you. The Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church is a Full Service church organization that offers complete ministry. Located just off Interstate 95 in Dunn, North Carolina is the PFWB Resource Center, our mail headquarters building, and Heritage Bible College, our fully accredited four year Bible college. Also located on our property is Crusader Youth Camp, our fully functional camp facility.

 

The Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church is a Full Service Christian organization offering a variety of ministries for every member of the family and every segment of society. Our main ministry departments are World Witness (Missions), Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry, Discipleship Ministries, and Family Life Ministries. As a denomination, we provide a covering for all clergy and churches of the PFWB. Located just off I-95 near Dunn, NC The Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church also operates Heritage Bible College, a four year fully accredited Bible college, and  Crusader Youth Camp, a fully functional campground. Two major annual events sponsored by the PFWB are the Arby Carter Memorial Lectures in February and the Annual Campmeeting in July, both on the campus of Heritage Bible College.

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COSTA RICA

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National Director Rev. Fernando Calvo oversees thirty-five churches and eight mission churches for the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church of Costa Rica. They also have forty-six pastors with ordination; and eleven pastors who are not serving churches at this time. They also have a Bible Institute; a prison ministry, hospital ministry and satellite radio ministry that covers much of Central America with the gospel. They have planted a church in the Panama Canal. Their staff includes a church treasure/secretary and also a youth minister.

NATIONAL LEADERS

Rev. Fernando Calvo

CHURCH STATISTICS

35 churches; 8 missions

Work was organized in 1978.

 NEEDS

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PEOPLES

Costa Ricans, usually called ticos in Central America, are descended from the integration between native Americans and European migrants, mainly Spanish. African descendants, who were brought in from Jamaica, make up 3 percent of the population and are concentrated along the eastern coast. Indigenous peoples, 1 percent.

RELIGIONS

81.3 percent of the population are Catholic; Evangelical Protestant- 15 percent.

LANGUAGES

Spanish is the official language, spoken by the majority; Mekaiteliu, a language derived from English, is spoken in the province of Limón (east coast); Several indigenous languages.

POLITICAL PARTIES

Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC); National Liberation Party (NLP), social democrat; Democratic Force, center-left coalition; Cargagines Agricultural Union, regional: the Agrarian Party.

THE STATE

OFFICIAL NAME

República de Costa Rica.

ADMINISTRATION

7 Provinces.

CAPITAL

San José

OTHER CITIES

Limón 56,525 people; Alajuela 49,190; Cartago 109,000 (1992).

GOVERNMENT

Miguel Angel Rodríguez, president since January 1, 1998. Legislature, single-chamber Assembly, made up of 57 members.

ENVIRONMENT

A mountain range with major volcanic peaks stretches across the country from northwest to southeast. Costa Rica has the highest rural population density in Latin America, with small and medium sized farmers who use modern agricultural techniques. Coffee is the main export crop. The lowlands along the Pacific and the Caribbean have different climate and vegetation. Along the Caribbean coast there is dense, tropical rainforest vegetation. Cocoa is grown in that region. The Pacific side is drier; extensive cattle raising is practiced along with artificially irrigated sugar cane and rice plantations. Deforestation has been partially responsible for soil erosion and reduced fertility.