The Free Will Baptist Handbook (Second Edition)



This book introduces who Free Will Baptists are, where they came from, what they believe, and what God is presently doing through them.

J. MATTHEW PINSON, Ph.D., Ed.D. has served as president of Welch College, where he also serves as professor of theology, for twenty years. After attending Welch, he earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of West Florida and an M.A. in religion from Yale University, where he met his wife Melinda, also a graduate student at Yale. He went on to complete coursework for a Ph.D. in history with a minor in historical theology from Florida State University and earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education/Leadership from Vanderbilt University. Before going to Welch, he served as a pastor of churches in Alabama, Connecticut, and Georgia for twelve years. A prolifc writer, Pinson has authored, co-authored, or edited more than ten books and a number of articles. He speaks widely at conferences and churches and serves on several boards. He and Melinda have been married for twenty-eight years and have two grown children, Anna and Matthew.