About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Ahoskie Free Will Baptist Church is to glorify God by seeking to fulfill the Great Commission. We believe this can be summarized by three points: (1) Exalt the Savior; (2) Edify the Believers; and (3) Evangelize the Sinners. This being said, we believe everything we do should be grounded in God’s truth. We bring God glory by obeying his command to make disciples who are biblically grounded as we ourselves seek to be biblical in every aspect of life. 

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Josh Butler,

Lead Pastor

 Pastor Josh Butler and his wife Hannah came to Ahoskie in May of 2016. Pastor Josh was born and raised in south-central Kentucky and has been preaching since he was 14 years old. He graduated in May of 2016 from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with a B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Ministry. Later, in May of 2018, he graduated from Welch College in Gallatin, TN with a M.A. in Theology and Ministry. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Apologetics and Culture from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Ahoskie, Pastor Josh served as youth pastor at Haven Free Will Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Pastor Josh has a strong desire for preaching the Word of God and discipleship. His passion is to make disciples who will follow Christ, serve His church and expand His Kingdom. He loves our community and desires to see it transformed for the cause of Christ.