The Free Will Baptist movement in the United States began as early as the 1690's. In 1913, the North Carolina State Convention of Original Free Will Baptist was organized. Free Will Baptist promote and support an active denominational program of outreach ministries. These include: Mount Olive College, the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, the Free Will Baptist Press Foundation, Cragmont Assembly, Camp Vandemere, Foreign Missions, Home Missions and Evangelism.
The Free Will Baptist Church in Tarboro started in 1952 with meetings in individual homes. When we outgrew the “cottage ministry” we rented the Old Jewish Synagogue on Main Street. In 1954, we moved into our newly built church on Hope Lodge Street. In 2001, we moved to our present location at 3150 Western Boulevard.