National Association of Free Will Baptists
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The "Palmer" (southern) and "Randall" (northern) lines of Free Will Baptists had remained separate since the 18th century. The Randall line was the larger of the two, but in 1911 more than half of its churches joined the more theologically progressive Northern Baptist Convention. In 1935, the remaining churches merged with the Palmer line, adopted a conservative statement of faith, and established the new denominational headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, the denomination has some 185,000 members concentrated in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
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National Association headquarters, Nashville, Tenn- Hathi Trust

National Association officers, 1955 meeting- Hathi Trust

'Treatise of the Faith and Practice of the Freewill Baptists'- Hathi Trust
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Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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