In September 1984 a group of men met with Rev. Danny Keen in the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Powell to pray about the possibility of beginning a new church ministry in Florence. Later the same month the newly formed congregation rented the old Sea Skief Restaurant on Pamplico Highway and held their first services with an attendance of ninety charter members. In 1985 five acres of land at the present location were purchased. The church was officially named Peace Free Will Baptist Church. A building committee was established and a new sanctuary, Sunday School facility and a small fellowship hall were constructed. In June 1988 an additional classroom, nursery and larger fellowship hall were added.
Rev. Donnie Miles was called to serve as pastor in December 1990. An additional five acres of land were purchased in 1993. In September 1999 Grace Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church merged with and became part of the Peace Church family. As a result of God's blessings, the congregation grew and ground was broken on April 9, 2000 to construct a new 600 seat sanctuary with adjoining offices, a conference room, nursery and classrooms. The new facilities were completed in August 2001. Early in 2002 the former sanctuary was converted into a much needed, larger fellowship hall.