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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NIGERIA

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The Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church of Nigeria, under the direction of National Director Joseph Siebere, reports six churches, five missions and five pastors. They also have a Bible Leadership Training Institute with thirty-five students.

NATIONAL LEADERS

Rev. Joseph Siebere

CHURCH STATISTICS

6 churches; 5 missions; Bible Institute: Maranatha Bible Institute.
Work was organized in 1989.

 NEEDS

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PEOPLES

Nigeria has the largest population in Africa. The 250 or so ethnic groups can be divided into four main groups: the Haussa and Fulani in the north; the Yoruba in the southwest; and the Igbo in the southeast.

RELIGIONS

The north is predominantly Muslim, while Christians form the majority in the southeast; Muslims, Christians and followers of traditional African religions can be found in the southwest.

LANGUAGES

English (official). Each region has a main language depending on the predominant ethnic group, Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The United Nigerian Congress Party; the Committee for National Consensus; the National Central Party of Nigeria; the Democratic Party of Nigeria and the Grassroots Democratic Movement.

OFFICIAL NAME

Federal Republic of Nigeria.

ADMINISTRATION

30 States.

CAPITAL

Abuja

OTHER CITIES

Lagos 5,600,000 people (1995); Ibadan 1,295,000; Ogbomosho 660,000; Kano 700,000 (1992).

GOVERNMENT

Olusegun Obasanjo, President from March 1999.

NATIONAL HOLIDAY

October 1, Independence Day (1960).

ENVIRONMENT

The country’s extensive river system includes the Niger and its main tributary, the Benue. In the north, the harmattan, a dry wind from the Sahara, creates a drier region made up of plateaus and grasslands where cotton and peanuts are grown for export. The central plains are also covered by grasslands, and are sparsely populated. The southern lowlands receive more rainfall, they have dense tropical forests and most of the country’s population lives there. Cocoa and oil-palms are grown in this area. The massive delta of the Niger River divides the coast into two separate regions. In the east, oil production is concentrated around Port Harcourt, the homeland of the Igbo, who converted to Christianity and fought to establish an independent Biafra. To the west, the industrial area is concentrated around Lagos and Ibadan. Yoruba are the predominant western ethnic group, and some of them have converted to Islam. Nigeria has lost between 70 and 80 per cent of its original forests.