Gary M. Bailey and wife, Kristie Raper Bailey, pastor The First Free Will Baptist Church of Goldsboro, NC. Rev. Bailey has served in many different capacities and offices in the Original Free Will Baptist Denomination, including the president of the Convention and moderator of the Central Conference. Currently he is serving on the board of directors for both Cragmont Assembly and Foreign Missions. He was recently elected to serve on the Ordaining Council of the Central Conference. The Baileys have two grown children, Suzanne Wise of Pikeville, NC and Justin Bailey of Manhattan, NY. They have four granddaughters: Alexis Wise, Morgan Wise, Miranda Blizzard and Shannon Wise.

About the Writer: Gary Bailey

March 4, 2015

     The disciples watched until Jesus disappeared from their sight and then they just stood there. As they did, two angels stood nearby asking these disciples why they were staring into heaven. They then explained to the disciples that Jesus had been taken from them a...

February 20, 2015

     There once was a man whose life seemed to be a success by many standards. Someone said to him one day, "Tell me the secret of your life that I too may make mine beautiful."

     The man simply replied, "I had a friend."

     The Apostle Paul...

February 9, 2015



     Waking up this morning you received the letter grade ‘A’ on surviving yesterday. You passed the test and, thanks to God, you have another day to live. Many people know exactly how they “plan” to live out and spend their day. While others have not given a moment’...

January 9, 2015


     What is the most important thing in the world to you­—getting married, having children, the perfect career, a better house? Or perhaps you desire a nice boat, or at least friends with a nice boat? Is the most important thing in life living long enough to see your...

January 5, 2015


     Have you ever been extremely thirsty? When we thirst we desire fluids to replenish our bodies. It seems to be an aching or burning when we simply desire a drink regardless of the type or brand, or it can be a craving if we desire a specific drink. And although it...

January 2, 2015


     Popular resolutions many people wish to reach in a new year can be losing weight, exercising more, being more organized, spending more time with family, quit smoking, quit drinking, removing some debt, helping others, or simply learning to enjoy their life to the...

December 19, 2014


    The Bible, in chapter ten of the Book of Mark, tells us of a day when Jesus was traveling with His disciples when they came upon the little village of Jericho. There in the village was a blind beggar, named Bartimaeus, who sat on the roadside. A crowd of people ha...

December 9, 2014


     It would be an unusual day today if you did not cross the path of someone who needs a word of encouragement. There are lots of hurting people in the world; some are easy to identify while others hide their hurt.


     Today there are people struggling to...

November 14, 2014


     It is sometimes scary to look into the future. We are uncertain of exactly what we will have to face in the days ahead as we are certain things will always be changing. We may be confronted with many difficulties such as health issues, financial crises, attack...

October 28, 2014


    When you pray, do you feel like you have to do all the talking?


     Let me ask that another way, when you have finished talking—have you finished praying?


     A large part of our prayer life should be listening. Prayer is a conversation with...

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Goldsboro, NC 27530

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