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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MEXICO

UPDATES

After twenty-five years of faithful leadership by Estaban Martinez Sr, the PFWB church of Mexico has transferred leadership to his son, Estaban Martinez Jr. The transition took place at their Annual Conference in March of 2012. The new National Director has demonstrated great leadership in the work in Mexico. His own church exceeds one thousand attenders and is still growing. He is leading other church planters to join and become a part of our work there. We are thankful for the twenty-five plus years that Estaban Sr. and Lupita have led the work in Mexico. We also ask that you would pray for Estaban Jr. and his family and for the work to grow.

NATIONAL LEADERS

Rev. Estaben Martinez Jr & Alejandra Martinez

CHURCH STATISTICS

15 established churches; 8 missions Work was organized in 1963.

 NEEDS

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PEOPLES

Mexicans are the result of cultural and ethnic integration between predominant Meso-American native groups and Spanish colonizers. Of the 56 native American groups that live in Mexico today, the most important are the Tarahumara, Nahua, Huichole, Purepecha, Mixteco, Zapoteca, Lacandone, Otomie, Totonaca and Maya. Approximately seven million Mexicans live in the south of the United States. RELIGIONS Mainly Catholic.

LANGUAGES

Spanish (official). One million Mexicans speak indigenous languages.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) founded in 1929; the National Action Party (PAN), conservative, founded in 1939; the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD); the Party of the Cardenista Front for National Reconstruction (PFCRN); the Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution (PARM); the People’s Socialist Party (PPS); the Zapatista National Liberation Front (FZLN) arose in 1994, in the state of Chiapas, as a political-civic alternative promoted by the Zapatista National Liberation Army; the Revolutionary People’s Democratic Party, of the Revolutionary People’s Army (PDPR-EPR), underground.

THE STATE OFFICIAL NAME

Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

ADMINISTRATION

31 states and a federal district.

CAPITAL

Mexico City

OTHER CITIES

Guadalajara 1,650,000 people; Netzahualcóyotl 1,250,500; Monterrey 1,069,000; Puebla 1,007,200; Ciudad Juárez 789,500 (1990).

GOVERNMENT

Vicente Fox President since December 2000. The system is both federal and presidential. Congress of the Union: Chamber of Senators (128), Deputies (500).

NATIONAL HOLIDAY

September 16, Independence Day (1810).

ENVIRONMENT

The country occupies the southern portion of North America. It is mostly mountainous, with the Western Sierra Madre range on the Pacific side, the Eastern Sierra Madre on the Gulf of Mexico, the Southern Sierra Madre and the Sierra Neovolcánica Transversal along the central part of the country. The climate varies from dry desert wasteland conditions in the north to rainy tropical conditions in southeastern Mexico, with a mild climate in the central plateau, where the majority of the population live. Due to its geological structure, Mexico has abundant hydrocarbon reserves, both on and off shore. The great climatic diversity leads to very varied vegetation. The rainforests in the southeastern zone and the temperate forests on the slopes of the Sierra Neovolcánica are strategic economic centers. The river system is scanty and unevenly distributed throughout the country. Air, water and soil pollution levels are high in industrial areas. Deforestation affects 6,000 sq km per year. Mexico City and its surrounding area suffers from high levels of smog and atmospheric pollution.