Woodland Baptist Church190 Woodland Church Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587
We see ourselves as a Mainstream Baptist church - Embracing traditional values. - Following conservative theology. - Supporting women as full partners in ministry. Mission: The mission of Woodland Baptist Church, through the worship of God and the example of Christ, is to spread the GOSPEL to the people in our community and throughout the world while discipling and nurturing a united body of believers, for the glory of God. History : This church was organized in 1862 by Rev. Addison Purefoy and John Brewer, Jr. The organization was perfected in a log schoolhouse about six miles west of Wake Forest Regular services were held in the old log schoolhouse until the church was built. In 1863-65, revivals were held under bush arbors in front of the schoolhouse, which resulted in many conversions and many additions to the church membership. In 1866, for a consideration of Two Dollars, three and one-half acres of land for a church site were deeded to Jesse H. Lowery, Newton Lowery, Terrell Lowery and John Little, trustees and their successors in office. The church tenders thanks unto Brethren W. N. ONeal and A. D. ONeal for information concerning its history from organization to February 1884, embracing a period of twenty-two years of lost authentic records. Sometime after 1866, the exact date cannot be given, a building was erected. Regular services were held in this building until it was torn down during the winter of 1887-88 and moved and re-erected in Granville Country, near the Wake-Granville line. Since its removal, the building has been enlarged from time to time, and the old furniture discarded and new furniture is now used. An organ was purchased, but this has been sold, and a piano is now in use. The church has been painted, has a new floor and is nicely ceiled.