919 Gum Branch Road       "The Church in the Heart of  Jacksonville with a Heart for You and Your Family"


​Music has been a tradition in the New Testament church and our music is traditional with a  little flavor of Southern Gospel and modern Christian.

Our Minister of Music, Mike Williams directs the choir for singing on Sunday mornings and special services.  Soloists and other groups minister in most of the weekly services.  We also have special musical groups for concerts, revivals and conferences.

The Children’s Booster Band sings for the Sunday evening family worship time.


On Wednesday Evening we have a fully staffed nursery and classes for the toddlers. The Awanas Program is enjoyed by those in Pre-school through Sixth grade. Our teens have their own service on Wednesday, led by the Youth Pastor. The adults meet in the auditorium for midweek prayer and Bible study. Various speakers are used for the midweek service. The pastor is the regular speaker, as well as other ministers of the church and occasionally outside speakers.

First Free Will Baptist Church of Jacksonville, North Carolina



Sunday Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship Service - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Awana Program: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Prayer & Bible Study: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


​Thank you for visiting us online today. I hope that the time you spend at our website will be informational and encouraging. Our church is a warm, friendly church with a rich tradition in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The First Free Will Baptist Church was born out of a need to reach the rapidly growing Marine population in the area during the 1940’s. In 2004 we relocated to 919 Gum Branch Road. We maintain an active Sunday School for all age groups, an exciting midweek teaching program for all ages and a variety of ministry and recreational opportunities during the week. Jacksonville Christian Academy has been an integral part of our ministry since 1981. We encourage you to come and be a part of our ministry. Please contact us if you need more information concerning the First Free Will Baptist Church of Jacksonville.

Senior Pastor: Larry Haggard

Larry Haggard has pastored churches in three states as well as served as a home missionary and Bible college administrator. Pastor Haggard came to Jacksonville in February of 2007.

Minister of Music: Mike Williams

Mike has directed the choir and congregational singing at the First Free Will Baptist Church for three years.