Women Nationally Active for Christ is an auxiliary arm of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. We exist to help each woman fulfill the Great Commission through her God-designed roles in the home, church, community and world. Recognizing and respecting pastoral leadership, WNAC desires to assist local congregations in implementing and encouraging thriving Bible-based, outwardly focused women’s groups and networking them together in order to accomplish greater Kingdom goals.
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PowerPoint presentation—WNAC current ministries
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PowerPoint presentation—WNAC history and overview
Script for PowerPoint presentation—WNAC history and overview
WNAC follows the guidelines and procedures set forth in its Constitution and By-Laws. This document was recently updated and approved* by delegates at the 2012 WNAC Convention.
Download the current WNAC Constitution
(*By-Law Articles 2 and 7 were referred back to the WNAC Executive Committee for further study and will be revisited at the 2013 Convention.)
Download the current WNAC Manual (Abridged format: updated 8-8-12)
Women Nationally Active for Christ is comprised of over 5,000 women in local church women’s groups. Local Women Active for Christ (WAC) groups within a geographic region or specific area form a network (WAC district) and regularly meet together for encouragement, exchange and spiritual nourishment. Two or more WAC Districts within a state then join together and meet annually—sometimes more often for retreats and special events. Together these local, district and state groups form Women Nationally Active for Christ. WNAC includes women from both the U.S. and Canada. WNAC also has affiliate groups in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, West Africa and in Asia.
Membership Fees (in the U. S.)
Like many organizations, WNAC does have a membership fee of $15.00 per year per member ($1.25 per month).* As a WNAC member, you have a voice in the decisions that are made, which affect the Free Will Baptist women and various ministries. You also belong to an international network of women all striving for the same purpose and goals. It is so true, that together we can accomplish much more than if we work separately.
WNAC membership fees are very important to the overall function of the WNAC office. Listed below are some of the functions of the WNAC office and what we do for our members.
- Maintain the Provision Closet for our missionaries to shop for home/school supplies free of charge
- Coordinate/administer all national conventions and retreats
- Promote WNAC locally and worldwide
- Provide support system for local, district and state WAC groups. We offer ideas, answer questions and provide encouragement for Free Will Baptist women, international workers and missionaries.
- Publish Treasure Bible study guide
- Design, publish and promote Bible studies for use in WAC meetings and/or individual study
- Promote designated special weeks of prayer (PreThanksgiving & PreEaster) before major World/Home mission offerings
- Set and manage the overall WNAC annual budget
- Receipt all monies given to missions or designated projects and disburse funds according to each WAC’s instructions
- Administer funds and provide student scholarships for students studying for various ministries
* Note: District and State WAC groups may add additional fees to the national membership. Check with a WAC representative in your area.
Questions? Please contact the WNAC office for more information.
WNAC headquarters its ministry in Antioch, Tennessee, within the Free Will Baptist National Offices building. Currently WNAC and Master’s Men share an office suite. The WNAC office is designed to serve and assist women’s groups in local churches, offering information and resources through phone, email and the web. The office publishes Together With God magazine, a yearly Program and Plan Book and various other resource materials. The office houses and maintains the Missionary Provision Closet, channels and disburses all contributions, and coordinates conventions and retreats.
WNAC is a non-profit organization, funded through designated gifts and donations. Local groups and individuals send funds to help pay rent, utilities, salaries, printing costs of publications and promotional materials as well as other expenditures. These donations are always welcomed.
|Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges serves as the Executive Director of WNAC, overseeing all its ministries and office operations. Elizabeth’s wealth of experience as a pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, WAC leader, educator and school principal assist her in this administrative role. Pray for Elizabeth as she leads the organization, plans its annual convention, travels to women’s meetings and retreats, and pursues ways WNAC can more effectively minister to women.
|Phyllis York works as administrative assistant for both WNAC and Master’s Men. Phyllis is a pastor’s wife and mother of three. She, too, claims a long history of WNAC involvement as a Kentucky state leader and also as a former WNAC Executive Committee secretary and member at large.
|Sarah Fletcher serves as editor/designer of WNAC’s Treasure Study Guide and other WNAC publications including the annual Program and Plan Book. She also manages the WNAC website. Sarah is a pastor’s wife who currently works remotely from her home in southern Illinois.
WNAC Executive Committee
The WNAC Office is answerable to an Executive Committee, elected biannually by delegates to the WNAC National Convention. These six women offer wise counsel and, together with the Executive Director, set policy, select WNAC emphases and themes and bring items of business before the body at the WNAC Convention.
Current members include:
|Diana Bryant, WNAC president, lives in Vero Beach, Florida. A pastor’s wife, she and her husband Randy, (Executive Director of Florida State Association of Free Will Baptists) have served the people of Ryanwood Fellowship FWB for almost 30 years, where Diana teaches Sunday school and plays the piano. Diana is active in WNAC at every level, and recently made the decision to leave a longtime job as manager of a local sign company to devote her time in church and WNAC ministries. She is the mother of two grown children: Rachel is a nurse; Paul is a FWB pastor. He, his wife Beth, and daughters Lily and Daisy live in Mississippi. Contact her at dianabryant57 AT aol DOT com
|Pam Hackett, WNAC vice-president, and her pastor/husband Tim have served over 20 years at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Pam loves teaching; sheworked for many years as an educator at Fairview Christian Academy. Pam is president of South Carolina WAC, Beaver Creek District WAC and also serves as Mission Study person in her church’s Women Active for Christ. She and Tim have three children and five grandchildren. Contact her at hackettp71 AT bellsouth DOT net
|Janie Campbell, WNAC secretary, lives in Conway, Arkansas, where she works in a real estate office as administrative assistant for 30 agents and is in charge of marketing. She has been active in WNAC for over 25 years, serving as local president, district secretary, and currently serving as Arkansas state representative (field worker). She also serves on the Arkansas Ministers’ Wives Committee, planning retreats and seminars. Janie stays busy in her local church where she has taught a women’s Bible study class for the past eight years. She is married to Tim (executive director of Arkansas Free Will Baptists) and they have one son, Ben. Contact Janie at janiec.campbell AT gmail DOT com
|Amy Johnson, WNAC committee member, enjoys being a mom to Bethany and a pastor’s wife to Harlen. The Johnsons live in New Castle, Indiana, where Amy works in the public school system. Amy loves being outdoors in God’s creation—a Lake Michigan sunset is her favorite. She collects Precious Moments figurines, deer hunts with her hubby, and loves family nights. Amy has been active in WNAC for many years serving at all levels: local, district, state, and national. She delights in serving God and following wherever He leads. Contact Amy at harmybeth AT gmail DOT com
Sarah Sargent, WNAC’s newest committee member, lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, A pastor’s daughter, Sarah has been active in WNAC for most of her life. She serves as WAC president (coordinator) within her local church (Reynoldsburg FWB) and also serves as president of Ohio Women Active for Christ. A twenty-something, Sarah’s youthfulness, humor and creativity add new perspective to the group. Contact Sarah at oreta14 AT hotmail DOT com
|Jonda Patton, WNAC committee member from Pikeville, Kentucky is a pastor’s wife, Sunday school teacher and youth worker. She has been active at many levels of WNAC and currently serves as president of Kentucky Women Active for Christ. Contact Jonda at jbpatton AT bellsouth DOT net