History

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Our History

Hillyer Memorial Christian Church called a Town Hall Meeting on May 23, 2004 to discuss starting a new church in Wake Forest.  Under the guidance of the Regional Minister, Rev. John Richardson, a Steering Committee was formed and assignments were made to accomplish the necessary start-up tasks.  In the Fall of 2004 this Core Team formed Advent Bible studies which met in the offices of Dr. Kim Melton (Heritage Aesthetic Denistry) and in January of 2005 started a Tuesday Night Bible Study in the facilities of Wake Forest United Methodist Church.  An application for a new church start was approved by the NC Regional Church Growth Commission.  Wake Forest Christian Church began a search for a Minister/Planter.

Rev. Jamie Eubanks was called as minister and he began his ministry July 1, 2005.  The church continued with Bible studies and "unadvertised" worship services until their first advertised worship service on November 13, 2005 at the Commerce Center, 203 CapCom Avenue, Wake Forest.  The first three baptisms were on Palm Sunday, 2006, celebrated in the sanctuary of Hillyer Memorial Christian Church.

In 2013/2014 three events took place that changed the status of the congregation.  Hillyer Memorial purchased a parcel of property on Forestville Road for a future church site, Rev. Eubanks resigned to become chaplain at Barton College, and the church moved from its location and purchased The Stone Chapel on South Main Street.

Rev. Josh Barfield was called and minister and served for less than a year.  The church healthily transitioned for a period of eleven months and then called Dr. J. David Griffin as their minister.