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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SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

UPDATES

Rev. Nick Sicat is the Missionary and National Director of the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church of Southeast Asia. He oversees one hundred and two churches in the Southern Philippines on four of the major islands. They also have planted four churches in Indonesia and 16 missions. They have seven schools that are training the children in the Southern Philippines and are in the process of building one more. In 2011 the World Witness Advisory Board approved for T.J. Schuler and Grace Sicat Schuler as missionaries to the Southern Philippines.

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NATIONAL LEADERS

Rev. Nicasio Sicat
Missionary T.J and Grace Schuler

CHURCH STATISTICS

102 churches.

 NEEDS

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PEOPLES

Most of the population migrated from Malaysia and Indonesia between 24th century BC and 11th century AD. Native peoples such as the Aetas and the Igorots may have subsisted without being assimilated into the other ethnic groups. In the 15th century, when Islamic communities arrived from Borneo, some 200,000 Chinese traders were already established on the islands. The Spanish arrived in 1521, evangelizing much of the population as they conquered. Some peoples of Malay extraction, were not converted. Finally, from 1898 onwards, US colonization influenced Filipino culture and society.

RELIGIONS

Catholics- 83 percent; Protestants- 8 percent, Muslims- 5 percent, Anglipayans (Independent Filipino Church)- 3 percent; Animists and Buddhists.

LANGUAGES

The Philippines present a complex linguistic map. 55 percent of the population speaks Filipino (official), based on Tagalog, a language of Malaysian origin. English, spoken by 45 percent, is obligatory in schools. 90 percent of the population speaks one of the following: Cebuano (6 million); Hiligayano (3 million); Bikolano (2 million); Waray-Waray (1 million). Spanish and Chinese are minority languages.

POLITICAL PARTIES

Lakas ñg Bansa (The People’s Struggle); the Laban Party (The People’s Power Movement), founded in 1988 by Benigno Aquino, the Democratic Christian Party; the BISIG, socialist movement of Tagalog speakers; the People’s Reform Party founded in 1991; the Liberal Party; the right-wing Nationalist Party. The main leftist opposition force is the National Democratic Front (NDF) which includes mass organizations, religious and cultural groups led by the Philippine Communist Party (PKP) and its military wing, the New People’s Army (NPA). In the Cordillera region, an NPA splinter group, the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) organized the Cordillera Bodong Association (CBA) which demands full autonomy for the north. In the southern Muslim areas, the Moro National Liberation Front also demands autonomy. Kababaihan Para Sa Inang Bayan (Women for the Motherland), created in 1986, the first party exclusively for women; the Mindanao Alliance, regional.

OFFICIAL NAME

Republika ñg Pilipinas.

ADMINISTRATION

3 regions, 73 provinces.

CAPITAL

Manila

OTHER CITIES

Quezon City 1,627,900 people; Davao 867,800; Cebu 641,000; Calaocan 629,500; Zamboanga 453,200 (1991).

GOVERNMENT

Presidential republic. Gloria Macapagal, President since January 2001. Bicameral Legislative: Chamber of Deputies (Congress) 250 members, 200 elected by general vote, 50 chosen by the President, and a 24-member Senate.

NATIONAL HOLIDAY

July 12th, Independence Day (1946).

ENVIRONMENT

Of the 7,000 islands that make up the archipelago, spread over 1,600 km. from north to south, eleven account for 94 percent of the total area and house most of the population. Luzon and Mindanao are the most important. The archipelago is of volcanic origin, forming part of the Ring of Fire of the Pacific. The terrain is mountainous with large coastal plains where sugar cane, hemp, copra, and tobacco are grown. The climate is tropical with heavy rainfall and dense rainforests. The country is the main producer of iron ore in Southeast Asia, there are chrome, copper, nickel, cobalt, silver and gold deposits. Like other countries in the region, it is suffering the effects of rapid deforestation.