This work provides a fresher and clearer picture of the rich history of Free Will Baptists. Stories are preserved in full detail from careful research to pass along to the next generation. Topics in the work include: the Free Will Baptist Covenant, the founding of the Free Will Baptist work in Texas, Free Will Baptist participation in the Unity Movements, the Free Will Baptist school in Unicio, the early history of the Christian Workers Institutes, along with several other valuable pieces of denominational history. Dr. Picirilli has a passion to preserve the stories of people and places that impact future generations of Free Will Baptists.
Robert E. Picirilli completed his degrees at Welch College (B.A.) and Bob Jones University (M.A., Ph.D. and spent his career teaching and in academic administration at Welch, specializing in the Greek New Testament. He has authored or co-authored several books including Grace, Faith, Free Will; Discipleship; and Teacher, Leader, Shepherd. He has also written several articles published in theological journals and served as the General Editor for the Randall House Bible Commentary Series. Dr. Picirilli also served as president of the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges and moderator of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. Dr. Picirilli lives in Nashville, Tennessee.