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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PUERTO RICO

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The Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church of Puerto Rico, under the direction of Rev. Jesse Martinez, not only has a growing and thriving church on the island of Puerto Rico, but has also begun a church plant in the Dominican Republic as well as one in Peru.

NATIONAL LEADERS

Jesse & Linda Martinez

CHURCH STATISTICS

This church is a self-supporting church. Work was organized in 1963.

PEOPLES

Puerto Ricans are 75% Europeans (Spaniards, French, etc.) about 20% Taíno Indians and about 5% Black

RELIGIONS

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

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English (both official); with the United States, English is used. Compulsory introduction of English in education, administration, and communications was supported when in 1993 it was declared joint official language together with Spanish.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The New Progressive Party (PNP), led by Pedro Rosselló, advocating total integration – or annexation – to the US as the 51st state of the Union; the Democratic People’s Party (PPD), founded in 1938 by Luis Muñoz Marín, supports the current Commonwealth status; the Puerto Rican Renewal Party (PRP), a split of the PNP; the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PI), founded in 1946 from a breakup of the PPD, Social-democrat; the Communist Party (PC), founded in 1934, had intense activity which lost momentum following a strong repression in the 1950s; Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP), founded in 1971.

THE STATE

The Commonwealth of Free State in Association

OFFICIAL NAME

Puerto Rico

ADMINISTRATION

7 Provinces.

CAPITAL

San Juan

OTHER CITIES

Ponce 159,151 people; Bayamon 196,206; Caguas 92,429 (1990).

GOVERNMENT

Pedro Roselló, Governor, in office since January 1993, re-elected in January 1997.

NATIONAL HOLIDAY

July 25, 1952, when the Constitution of Puerto Rico was established.

ENVIRONMENT

The smallest and easternmost island of the Greater Antilles. A central mountain range, covered with rainforests, runs across the island. In the highlands, subsistence crops are grown (corn, manioc); on the western slopes there are large coffee plantations and in the central region small tobacco farms. On the northern slopes citrus and pineapples are grown, exported to the United States. The main crop is sugar cane which uses the best farmlands along the coastline. The islands of Vieques (43 sq km), Mona (40 sq km) and Culebra also belong to Puerto Rico.