Wake Forest 

Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)​

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 purchase The Stone Chapel.

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.

God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you
     but to do justice,

           and to love kindness,

                and to walk humbly with your God?   - Micah 6:8

About the Disciples of Christ​ Denomination
What are the core values of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)? 

  • The Confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

  • The Hospitality of the Lord's Supper, an open table for us all.

  • The Ministry of all believers.  Everyone is called to servant ministry.

  • The Love of unity.  Unity has been our special, recognized vocation as Disciples of Christ.  While we cannot create unity among Christians, we gratefully acknowledge it.  We participate fully in ecumenical life and work.

  • The justice of God.  No one is less to God than any other.  Men and women serve equally in ministry and positions of church leadership.

About Wake Forest Christian Church

Our Symbol 
The red Chalice with a white St. Andrew's Cross was chosen as a symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1969.  It reflects the importance of Communion as the heart of our worship. The X-shaped cross is the cross of the disciple Andrew and is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of sharing the Gospel of Christ, and recalls the denomination's Scottish Presbyterian ancestry.

Who We Are
Wake Forest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a caring, supporting, and loving community who seek to witness to Christ's love by: Welcoming all people into the church where we can worship God and grow spiritually through prayer, Bible Study, fellowship, service, and discipleship.  Reaching out both spiritually and physically to others, we seek to make a difference in our neighborhoods and  the wider community, and the world.