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Welcome to Wake Forest Baptist Church! We are a vibrant and welcoming congregation of believers who are passionate about our faith and our community. Located on the edge of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina — formerly the site of Wake Forest College relocated in 1956 to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and now Wake Forest University — we are united by our desire to show the love of Jesus Christ to each other and our community through worship, ministries, and missions.

Our Facilities

Church Sanctuary

The Sanctuary of Wake Forest Baptist Church was completed in 1915 with the first service being held on February 7, 1915. The stained-glass windows, the pipe organ and the beautiful dome ceiling all contribute to the beauty of the sanctuary. 

ADDRESS: 107 E. South Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Church Building Map 

Education Building/Fellowship Hall

The Education Building/Fellowship Hall is presently the site of adult Sunday School classes, fellowship suppers, Wednesday night Bible Study, Women’s Bible Study, Divorce Care, Grief Share, Tuesday Prayer Meeting, Church Conferences and many other meetings and activities as well as community events. The 17 classrooms and large fellowship hall are equipped for video and slideshow projection, which has made events, studies and services even more accessible and useful.

ADDRESS: 113 E. South Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Education Building & Fellowship Hall Map

Church Offices

By 2000, Wake Forest Baptist was growing and, needed more space for Sunday School. The church purchased the Purefoy-Swett House (built in 1833), across the street from the church complex, in 2001. The first use of the building was for Homecoming services in fall of 2002.  Today, the building houses the church offices.

ADDRESS: 118 E. South Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Stephenson Campus

The Stephenson Campus is a 16-acre property three miles from the church. It includes an athletic field and a sheltered picnic pavilion with a fireplace and bathrooms. This facility is used for outdoor worship, VBS, youth events and community rentals.

ADDRESS: 12120 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Get Connected

Are you new to Wake Forest Baptist Church and looking to learn more about our church home? We host quarterly New Member Luncheons to help you get acquainted. Contact the church office for the current schedule.

Welcome Lunch: April 14 RSVP here

Are you looking for ways to Get Connected at Wake Forest Baptist Church? Check out this brochure for opportunities for children and adults? Contact the church office with any questions or for more guidance.

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FAQs

We have a long, proud heritage, and yet when you enter the doors you immediately sense a church that is abuzz with life, energy, and love. We love our “older” building, but don’t be fooled. We have more children running around than we can keep up with. We’ve always been at the heart of Wake Forest, and the future promises that to be truer than ever. We now have two campuses from which to celebrate all the gifts and ministries our church is known for.

Our church is known for its rich history of traditional worship. We seek to honor God through music, prayer, scripture reading, testimony, and proclamation. You will love our pipe organ, and will find our music to be rich in reverence and quality, with a wonderful diversity of styles and offerings. Our sanctuary is often thought by many to be the most beautiful in this area.

Just walk up to the front, greet the pastor during the final hymn, and share with him your decision. We accept members upon Profession of Faith, accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior; upon Statement of Faith for those who are Christians, but do not have a record of a previous church membership; and upon Transfer of Letter for those from other churches. We also offer Watchcare membership for those who may wish to keep their membership in another church, but want to be affiliated with our church. While it is not necessary, please feel free to call any minister for more information.

There is no obligation to give. As a guest, the only “offering” we ask you to make is to fill out the guest card and put it in the offering plate, so we can get to know you better.

Some wear their “Sunday best,” and just as many others wear comfortable, casual clothes. We’re more interested in who you are, than in what you wear.

Both services are very similar and share worship components weekly. Some music selections may differ from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., but both services will offer you a traditional worship service in our beautiful Sanctuary.

With the wonderful growth of our church, we have added a parking lot in front of our new Fellowship Hall & Education Building.  If this is full, you may use the large parking lot across from the church adjacent to the roundabout. Seniors, handicapped, guests, and those with infants are encouraged to use the main parking lot.

Yes, enter the back door under the covered entrance. Go straight ahead through the next doorway and turn left. Go to the far end of the hall, take a left, and the elevator is on the right before you reach the steps. Handicapped individuals may use the main parking lot immediately behind the church.

The Stephenson Campus is a 12 acre site located at the intersection of Hwy 98 West and Wake Union Church Road.  It was given as a gift by the late Cecyl and Irene Stephenson and is presently the site of a beautiful outdoor pavilion, regulation beach volleyball court, and multi-purpose athletic field.  Many of our most fun events are held there.

While never officially a college or seminary church, for decades WFBC enjoyed being THE church for students, administration, and faculty of both the old Wake Forest College and then Southeastern Seminary. In the 1980s, the Southern Baptist Convention changed direction and ushered in new leadership at Southeastern. We now have much less of a connection, but continue to celebrate an ever-growing “good neighbor” relationship with them, which entails a mutual appreciation for each other. Our church and the seminary share meeting space with each other on a weekly basis.