Our Mission & Vision

We Exist For The Purpose Of Proclaiming The Word Of God And Making Disciples By:

1. Holding God high and EXALTING Him in dynamic celebration and worship;

2. Obeying His command by EVANGELIZING the unsaved through community
     outreach and world missions;
3. Perpetuating His plan by EQUIPPING each member for Christian service and
4. Elevating His cause by ENCOURAGING one another toward spiritual growth
     and maturity.

Our Purpose

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even
unto the end of the world. Amen.” – Matthew 28:19-20

As a dynamic church proclaiming the Word of God, we purpose to make disciples by:

Exalting God (Psalm 95:6-7; Revelation 4:8-11)

Encouraging Christians toward spiritual maturity (Romans 12:1-2; 14:19)

Equipping Christians for ministry (Matthew 9:35-38; Ephesians 4:11-12)

Evangelizing the world for Christ (Acts 1:8)

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Pastor Sean Fortner,  Pastor

Rev. Sean Fortner was Ordained in the Lord’s ministry on August 16, 2009.  He graduated from Inman Christian Academy and is a 1998 graduate of Bob Jones University. Sean has a strong testimony for the Lord, and has impeccable character. We truly believe the Lord is going to do a great work through Sean’s ministry.  He and his wife Dawn, his partner in the ministry, have two children; Dylan and Kylie.  Dawn also serves as Vice President of the Ladies Active for Christ.
Rev. Earl HeRev Hendrixndrix,

Rev. Earl Hendrix began his journey as a the Pastor of the Inman Mission church on April 22, 1967.  With guidance from the Lord, and Rev. Earl’s willingness to put the hard work and countless hours in, First Free Will Baptist church was established as a beacon that has been showing Christ love and impacting lives in the Inman community and the greater Spartanburg area since its inception. Rev. Earl served the Lord faithfully here in Inman for 50 years before the Lord called him home in November 2017. His testimony & his legacy continues to shine throughout the lives of those that he impacted during his pastorate. Only Heaven truly knows the thousands of lives he impacted with his wisdom & his love. We are very thankful to have had such a Godly founder, leader, Pastor, and friend.


Caleb Ruppe, Director of Music

Caleb Ruppe came to us in May of 2013 as an intern studying at North Greenville University.  After following God’s leading, he then came on staff in September of 2013, and has since graduated from North Greenville University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. He also has his Masters in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. Caleb has a passion for worship, music, and church ministry.  He is currently employed by Spartanburg County School District 5 as an elementary school Assistant Principal at Lyman Elementary School. He and his wife Holly live in the Inman area with their son, and look forward to serving in ministry together for years to come. Caleb is a tremendous asset to our church as he leads us in worship and focuses our hearts on God.  

What we believe:

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