about the church

It all began on August 11, 1951

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mission statement

Taking Jesus as He is to people
as they are.

Taking.
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Jesus as He is.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

To people as they are.
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

If you are looking for a good Church to attend, you have found it! At the Shafter Free Will Baptist Church we will try our best to be a friend to you and your family. But even better than that! We will help you get ready to meet your Maker, when the Lord returns.

We would like to invite you to visit us. You will find friendly people, good music, helpful teaching, and the word of God!

Service Times

Sunday
9:45 AM: Sunday School Hour
11:00 AM: Morning Worship Services and Childrens Church

Wednesday
6:00 PM: Midweek Cafe serves supper (for only $1.00 per person)
6:30 PM: Pioneer Club (Kids 4 years- 7th grade
7:00 PM: Midweek Bible Study

Meet the staff

  • Toni Russell
    Lead Supervisor / Assistant Principal: Free Will Academy I was raised in Shafter, California and...
  • Claudia Hewes
    Pastor’s Personal Assistant I was born and raised in Germany and came to the USA...
  • Gary Long
    Senior Pastor I was born September 2, 1969 to Artie “Dean” and Kay Long in...