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Wake Forest Baptist Church (Forsyth County, N.C.) Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

The Wake Forest Baptist Church was established in 1956 following Wake Forest College's move to Winston-Salem, N.C. This collection contains minutes, sermons and hymns, correspondence, church records and documents, photographs, clippings, meeting materials, budgets, newsletters, bulletins as well as publications from the Wake Forest Baptist Church.

Biographical and Historical Note

Wake Forest Baptist Church (WFBC) was constituted in 1956 after Wake Forest College's move from Wake Forest to Winston-Salem, N.C. WFBC has been progressive both in the redress of racism and homophobia in the community. Throughout WFBC's history, especially under Richard Groves' pastorship, membership and leadership positions had been open to members regardless of race and orientation. In 1994, they were instrumental in community outreach after racially-charged church burnings and in 1999, they fought public backlash for hosting a same-sex civil union. This dissent lead to conflict surrounding WFBC's sovereignty, as WFU's Board of Trustees disagreed with the service, which would lead to WFBC's full autonomy.

In August 2022, the church's members voted to dissolve due to a declining and aging membership, limited financial resources, and a new rental policy from WFU. The final service, a celebration of life, was held on November 5, 2022, in Wait Chapel.

Sources: Ford, David. "Wake Forest Baptist Church votes to dissolve." WFDD, 2022 August 8. Available at https://www.wfdd.org/story/wake-forest-baptist-church-votes-dissolve

Collection Overview

This collection documents the work of Wake Forest Baptist Church's leadership. Materials include minutes, sermons and hymns, correspondence, church records and documents, photographs, clippings, meeting materials, budgets, newsletters, bulletins as well as publications from the Wake Forest Baptist Church.

Collection Inventory

  • Board and committee materials
    • American Friends Service Committee materials  (1968-1969) box 16 folder 42
    • Board of Deacons materials  (2000) box 9 folder 43
    • Board of Education materials  (1991-1994) box 11 folder 3
    • Board of Education materials  (1994-1998) box 7 folder 23
    • Board of Education minutes  (1957-1980) box 13 folder 29-31
    • Board of Education minutes  (1983-2003) box 14 folder 1-13
    • Board of Education special events  (1977-1997) box 7 folder 25
    • Board of Ministry and Worship materials  (1977-1978) box 8 folder 10
    • Board of Ministry and Worship minister materials  (1978) box 5 folder 48
    • Board of Missions materials  (1989-2012) box 13 folder 14
    • Board of Missions materials  (1995-1999) box 7 folder 41
    • Building Study Committee materials (circa 1965) box 15 folder 25
    • Building Survey Committee materials  (1960-1962) box 15 folder 32
    • Buildings and Grounds Committee  (1988-1991) box 16 folder 43
    • Christian Action Committee materials  (1955-1960) box 5 folder 2
    • Church Assessment Planning Committee materials  (1980-2001) box 5 folder 4
    • Church Supper Committee materials  (1889-1993) box 11 folder 1
    • Committee materials  (1995-2011) box 11 folder 24
    • Committee on Committee materials  (1991-2000) box 13 folder 2
    • Committee rosters  (1991-1994) box 8 folder 7
    • Committees and boards rosters  (1980-2014) box 13 folder 1
    • Community Service Committee materials  (1970-1986) box 5 folder 45
    • Community Service Committee materials  (1970-1997) box 13 folder 5
    • Computer Committee roster and budget  (1985) box 14 folder 51
    • Constitution Committee materials  (1988) box 15 folder 12
    • Deacon Subcommittee disaffiliation statement (1998 November-1999 March) box 2 folder 13
    • Deacons correspondence  (1994-1999) box 14 folder 45
    • Deacons materials  (1984-1994) box 6 folder 11
    • Deacons materials  (1999) box 9 folder 44
    • Deacons materials  (1989-1995) box 3 folder 1
    • Deacons meeting materials  (1965-1969) box 25 folder 18
    • Deacons member lists  (1981-1985) box 8 folder 12
    • Deacons minutes  (1956-1976) box 5 folder 56
    • Deacons minutes  (1971-1979) box 4 folder 6-11
    • Deacons minutes  (1979-1988) box 5 folder 57
    • Deacons minutes  (1980-1989) box 4 folder 12-20
    • Deacons minutes  (1989-1996) box 6 folder 1
    • Deacons minutes  (1990-1995) box 4 folder 21-26
    • Deacons minutes  (1996 January-December) box 2 folder 25
    • Deacons minutes (1997 January-2001 January) box 2 folder 24
    • Deacons minutes  (1997-2002) box 6 folder 2
    • Deacons minutes  (1998-2003) box 2 folder 20-23
    • Deacons minutes  (2003-2007) box 6 folder 3
    • Deacons minutes (2004 January-2005 December) box 2 folder 19
    • Deacons minutes  (2006-2007) box 15 folder 15
    • Deacons minutes (2006 February-2008 September) box 2 folder 18
    • Deacons minutes (2009 September-2014 October) box 2 folder 16-17
    • Deacons reports  (1966-1969) box 4 folder 5
    • Deacons retreat materials  (1984-1995) box 6 folder 9-18
    • Deacons retreat materials  (2001) box 9 folder 42
    • Denominational Affairs Committee materials  (1988-1994) box 13 folder 6
    • Denominational Relations Committee materials  (1991-1993) box 15 folder 30
    • Denominational Relations Committee materials  (1992-1993) box 8 folder 16
    • Finance Committee materials  (1986-2012) box 16 folder 2-10
    • Education Committee  (2011-2012) box 13 folder 27
    • Evangelism Committee materials  (1977-1980) box 9 folder 9
    • Facilities Committee materials  (1992-1998) box 13 folder 13
    • Fellowship Committee materials  (1993-1998) box 10 folder 30
    • Fort Caswell Support Committee materials  (1984-1985) box 9 folder 21
    • Greeters Committee materials  (1992-1994) box 5 folder 52
    • History Committee materials  (1986-2004) box 17 folder 17
    • Human Sexuality Ad Hoc Committee materials  (1998) box 5 folder 33
    • Lord's Supper Committee materials  (1967-1991) box 5 folder 51
    • Magnolia Dinner Committee materials  (1956-2004) box 8 folder 24
    • Missions Committee minutes  (2006-2013) box 3 folder 14
    • Missions Coordinating Council materials  (1995) box 9 folder 31
    • Music Committee materials  (1980-1994) box 13 folder 15
    • Music Committee materials  (1986-2000) box 7 folder 29
    • Naude/Ilimonji Steering Committee materials  (1995) box 9 folder 8
    • Nominating Committee minutes  (2013) box 3 folder 15
    • Outreach Committee correspondence and guidelines  (2013) box 3 folder 17
    • Outreach Committee materials  (1987-2012) box 13 folder 19
    • Outreach Committee visitor log  (1990-1994) box 4 folder 3
    • Outreach Committee/Student Ministry minutes  (2011-2012) box 13 folder 18
    • Outreach Task Force materials  (1989-2002) box 7 folder 31
    • Pastor's Committees materials  (1972-1978) box 8 folder 11
    • Personnel Committee agendas  (1992-1997) box 15 folder 4
    • Personnel Committee budget  (2001) box 15 folder 13
    • Personnel Committee budgeting materials  (1989-1997) box 15 folder 2
    • Personnel Committee materials  (1987-1996) box 7 folder 44
    • Personnel Committee meeting materials  (1989-1991) box 25 folder 13
    • Personnel Committee materials  (1991-1996) box 3 folder 2
    • Personnel Committee materials  (2000-2002) box 12 folder 1
    • Personnel Committee memorandums  (1992-1996) box 15 folder 5
    • Personnel Committee minutes  (1991-1997) box 15 folder 7
    • Personnel Committee policies and recommendations  (1987-1997) box 15 folder 6
    • Personnel Committee staff assessments and professional goals  (1991-1995) box 15 folder 3
    • Personnel Committee related minutes  (1987-2014) box 3 folder 10-12
    • Physical Arrangements Committee materials  (1986-1994) box 5 folder 49
    • Pledge Committee materials  (1979-1996) box 13 folder 16
    • Project (Renovation) Committee materials  (1976-1982) box 15 folder 27
    • Resolutions Committee, chair Warren Carr materials  (1978) box 8 folder 18
    • Retirement Committee, Warren Carr materials  (1977-1985) box 8 folder 17
    • Scout Committee materials  (1981-1989) box 9 folder 11
    • Search Committee and congregation soup and break lunch after church (1 audiocassette)  (2009 November 22) box 25
    • Self Study Committee materials  (1984) box 17 folder 12-13
    • Self-Study Committee report  (1984 December 16) box 6 folder 21-22
    • Self-Study Committee report  (1984) box 12 folder 31
    • Space Committee materials  (1995-2010) box 11 folder 9-10
    • Space Committee materials  (2008-2009) box 15 folder 26
    • Stewardship Committee materials  (1989-2000) box 8 folder 3
    • Sunday School Committee materials  (1976) box 8 folder 20
    • Usher Committee materials  (1990-1994) box 5 folder 50
    • Woman in the Church Committee survey and gender equality suggestions by Nancy Sehested  (1999-2001) box 5 folder 5
    • Woman's Circles historical materials (undated) box 9 folder 38
    • Woman's Circles materials  (1992-1997) box 12 folder 24
    • Woman's Groups materials  (1949-2003) box 19 folder 6
    • Woman's Missionary Union brochures  (1955-1992) box 19 folder 5
    • Woman's Missionary Union: Ghanian couple, Julius Imosun, support materials  (1966-1969) box 9 folder 15
    • Woman's Missionary Union materials  (1848-1989) box 14 folder 41
    • Woman's Missionary Union materials  (1986-1987) box 5 folder 6
    • Woman's Missionary Union minutes  (1959-1985) box 5 folder 7
    • Woman's Missionary Union minutes  (1970-1992) box 21 folder 1
    • Woman's Missionary Union Ministries Council materials  (1959-1990) box 14 folder 43
    • Woman's Missionary Union presidential reports (circa 1958-1959) box 14 folder 42
    • Woman's Missionary Union thank you cards and letters  (1971-1984) box 18 folder 11
    • Worship Committee and Worship Assistants materials  (1988-2012) box 5 folder 53
    • Worship Committee materials  (1988-1996) box 7 folder 43
  • Correspondence
    • Annuity confusion correspondence  (1995) box 7 folder 34
    • Bailey, Rebert, correspondence  (1972-1973) box 13 folder 3
    • Barnett, Richard C., correspondence  (1995) box 5 folder 9
    • Blackburn, Glen, correspondence  (1959) box 5 folder 11
    • Briggs, Michael, correspondence (1991 September 18) box 9 folder 13
    • Carr, Warren, correspondence  (1980-1981) box 13 folder 10-11
    • Choir-Chancel correspondence and records  (1973) box 14 folder 31
    • Church Council correspondence  (1987-1988) box 8 folder 19
    • Forehand, Mary Anne, correspondence  (1989-1990) box 8 folder 22
    • General correspondence  (1973-1995) box 15 folder 34
    • Groves, Richard, same-sex controversy correspondence  (1992-2000) box 5 folder 35
    • Groves, Richard, correspondence  (1985-1996) box 9 folder 6
    • Lane, Alan, conscientious objection letter (1986 May 21) box 9 folder 19
    • New Bible correspondence  (1989) box 14 folder 53
    • Tamer, Vickie Broodie, correspondence  (1980-1981) box 13 folder 4
  • Member records and materials
    • Charter Members roster  (2000-2006) box 14 folder 40
    • Church history booklet and related notes  (1981-2004) box 25 folder 16
    • Directory  (1971) box 5 folder 44
    • Directories  (1972-1978) box 7 folder 12
    • Directories  (1984-1987) box 9 folder 4
    • Directories  (1985-1990) box 7 folder 13-14
    • Directories  (1988-1995) box 9 folder 2-3
    • Directories  (1993-1997) box 7 folder 15
    • Directories  (1996-2001) box 9 folder 1
    • Directories  (1998-2007) box 7 folder 16-19
    • Directories  (2008-2011) box 7 folder 11
    • Directories  (2010-2014) box 12 folder 21
    • Former members clippings (circa 1996) box 14 folder 54
    • Guestbook for visitors (1980, 1989) box 24 folder 11
    • Member applications, H-Z (circa 1956-2000) box 24 folder 1-10
    • Member cards, A-Z (circa 1950-1970) box 21 folder 2-4
    • Member cards, A-Z (circa 1950-2005) box 21 folder 5-7
    • Member cards, children (circa 1960-2000) box 21 folder 8
    • Member cards, inactive (circa 1960-2000) box 21 folder 9-10
    • Member cards, no assigned number (circa 2006-2013) box 21 folder 11
    • Member cards, A-D (circa 1956-2000) box 21 folder 12-14
    • Member cards, dismissed, D-Z (circa 1956-2000) box 23 folder 1-10
    • Member applications, A-H (circa 1956-2000) box 23 folder 11-14
    • Member list  (1956-1966) box 24 folder 15
    • Member transfer letters and forms  (1987-1988) box 24 folder 12
    • Member new and leaving letter receipts  (1989-2003) box 24 folder 13
    • Member survey results and notes (circa 1991-1995) box 25 folder 14
    • Members dismissed list  (1956-1968) box 24 folder 14
    • Member survey (undated) box 11 folder 5
    • Members moving documents  (1973-2006) box 12 folder 16
    • Membership address changes  (2013) box 12 folder 12
    • Membership age records  (1999) box 7 folder 22
    • Membership transfer materials  (2010-2014) box 12 folder 11
    • Membership: transfer in  (1977-1986) box 17 folder 5
    • Membership: transfer out  (1980-1987) box 17 folder 6
    • New member dinner RSVPs  (1992) box 9 folder 33
    • New member packet (undated) box 12 folder 13
    • New Member sheets  (2003-2007) box 12 folder 14
    • Photographs: Baptist Student Union, pool party, vacation bible school, communion, others  (2011) box 24 folder 17
    • Photographs: events (circa 1990-1999) box 18 folder 13
    • Photographs: events, people, building  (1956-1999) box 18 folder 23
    • Photographs: events, staff (circa 1990-1999) box 18 folder 22
    • Photographs: members and events with compact disc (circa 2010-2013) box 24 folder 16
    • Visitor cards by year  (1995-2012) box 25 folder 6-10
    • Visitor cards by year and visitors who joined (2013-2014, undated) box 25 folder 11
  • Subject files
    • 20-30-40 Something event materials  (1992-2000) box 12 folder 36
    • "A Brief History of Wake Forest Baptist Church" pamphlets  (1981) box 17 folder 14
    • "A Brief History of Wake Forest Baptist Church" materials  (1981-1990) box 12 folder 22
    • "A Tale of Transformation: Edward Reynolds and the Integration of Wake Forest College" John A. Templeton dissertation materials  (circa 2004) box 13 folder 23
    • Adult Choir materials  (1990-1999) box 16 folder 41
    • Adult Sunday class materials  (1971) box 17 folder 23
    • Alliance of Baptists Convocation materials  (1998-2002) box 8 folder 1
    • Alliance of Baptists materials  (1986-2007) box 15 folder 10
    • Ashburn Acres retreat materials  (1980-1989) box 9 folder 18
    • Association for the Benefit of Childhood Development materials  (1971) box 12 folder 38
    • Association Meetings  (1985-1987) box 5 folder 8
    • Association of Moderate Churches materials  (1995-1996) box 7 folder 35
    • Associations of Welcoming and Affinity Baptists materials  (2004-2005) box 12 folder 37
    • Awards and recognitions  (2004-2011) box 12 folder 39
    • Baptism controversy materials  (1972-1973) box 14 folder 55
    • Baptist Homes bulletins   (1952-1973) box 1 folder 5
    • Baptist State Convention of N.C. support revocation materials  (1999-2006) box 5 folder 42
    • Bible from WFBC (Wake Forest, N.C.) to WFBC (Winston-Salem, N.C.) (undated) box 19 folder 4
    • Bookkeeping materials  (1993-2000) box 11 folder 2
    • Brochures and miscellaneous materials  (1989-2011) box 15 folder 11
    • Budget  (1988-2014) box 16 folder 11-37
    • Building - Baptistry materials  (2003) box 12 folder 40
    • Building maintenance materials  (1975-1982) box 15 folder 23
    • Camp Carswell materials  (1976-1978) box 17 folder 20
    • Carlyle Class materials  (1991-1997) box 17 folder 26
    • Carr, Warren, book review clippings  (1989) box 14 folder 44
    • Casual service email  (2007) box 16 folder 44
    • Chalice hymnals  (1998-1999) box 16 folder 40
    • Children's Ministry of WFBC  (2001-2002) box 17 folder 11
    • Children's church bulletins  (1977-1978) box 9 folder 30
    • Choir materials  (1973) box 14 folder 33
    • Choir Work Grant Schedules and August Contrast  (1972-1973) box 14 folder 32
    • Chrismons craft magazine and related materials  (circa 1984) box 14 folder 38
    • Christian Action Class Sector Ministry materials (circa 1968) box 9 folder 26
    • Christmas family lists  (2000-2002) box 4 folder 4
    • Christmas Pageant materials  (1965-1975) box 17 folder 7
    • Church and Baptist historical materials  (1999) box 15 folder 31
    • Church and library historical materials  (1982) box 9 folder 22
    • Church announcements  (1995-2001) box 18 folder 15
    • Church Clerk's minutes and attachments for book 2  (1973) box 12 folder 35
    • Church discernment materials  (1999-2000) box 14 folder 49
    • Church dissident materials  (1993-1994) box 6 folder 8
    • Church dissident materials  (1993-1994) box 14 folder 46
    • Church founding documents: charter members, governance documents, committees list, minutes  (1955-1957) box 1 volume 6
    • Church future notes (circa 1997, 2006) box 25 folder 17
    • Church history booklet, clippings, photographs (circa 1956-1985) box 15 folder 21
    • Church historical materials  (1956-2004) box 17 folder 16
    • Church integration materials  (1958-1962) box 11 folder 6
    • Church involvement in Winston-Salem race relations materials (circa 1997) box 14 folder 26
    • Church leadership correspondence  (1999-2000) box 13 folder 12
    • Church letter receipts and notes: reception (undated) box 19 folder 1-3
    • Church letter receipts and notes: recommendations  (1956-1979) box 18 folder 8-10
    • Church needs assessment materials  (1984-2001) box 4 folder 1
    • Church officer materials  (1970-1972) box 9 folder 14
    • Church statistics  (1976-2006) box 9 folder 7
    • "Churches Hold Joint Service to Improve Race Relations" Winston Salem Journal/Sentinel clipping  (1956) box 15 folder 20
    • Clergy Institute materials  (1989-1991) box 9 folder 20
    • Conference and finance materials  (1992-1994) box 15 folder 46
    • Conference attachments (1975 December 21) box 2 folder 32
    • Conference attachments (1977 January 1-April 20) box 2 folder 31
    • Conference attachments (1979 July 15) box 2 folder 30
    • Conference attachments (1980 November 2-1982 January 12) box 2 folder 29
    • Conference materials (2013 June 23-2014 September 28) box 2 folder 26
    • Conference minute books  (1955-2006) box 6 folder 4-7
    • Conference minutes (1984 January 1-1999 December 12) box 2 folder 33-36
    • Conferences materials (1966 February 20-1972) box 2 folder 28
    • Congregational meeting materials (2000 December 9-2012 December 2) box 2 folder 37
    • Constitution  (1985-1996) box 12 folder 30
    • Constitution  (1996) box 11 folder 18
    • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship stance on homosexuality  (2000) box 5 folder 43
    • Cooperative Program materials  (1987-1988) box 6 folder 19
    • Covenant historical materials  (1956-1981) box 12 folder 28
    • Covenant services for parents  (1971-2000) box 12 folder 27
    • Cremation permits  (undated) box 1 folder 1
    • Crossing 52 School Initiative materials  (1997) box 9 folder 41
    • Cuban partnership materials  (1999-2001) box 7 folder 30
    • Discipleship class dates and times  (1995) box 9 folder 32
    • Distinguished Preaching Series materials  (1992-1993) box 9 folder 40
    • Drama performance materials (circa 1968-1978) box 13 folder 7
    • Easter photographs (undated) box 18 folder 20
    • Ecumenical group materials  (1968-1969) box 5 folder 47
    • Education: Age characteristics teaching techniques  (1959-1980) box 13 folder 28
    • Educational building materials  (1965) box 15 folder 35
    • Educational questionnaire responses  (1977-1978) box 7 folder 26
    • "Enlarging the Circle and Same-Gender Covenants," Pullen Memorial Baptist Church task force report  (1993-1996) box 5 folder 12
    • Evaluations information  (1980-2012) box 16 folder 45
    • Extended session junior church bulletins and plans  (1970-1979) box 14 folder 34
    • Fiftieth Anniversary committee  (2006) box 14 folder 47
    • Fiftieth Anniversary materials  (2006) box 7 folder 21
    • Fiftieth Anniversary materials (1 compact disc) (circa 2006) box 11 folder 21
    • Finance minutes  (1989-2009) box 3 folder 3-9
    • Financial statements  (1979-2010) box 12 folder 9-10
    • "First Baptist and Wake Forest Baptist Unite to Build House" (1 VHS videocassette) (1994 March 20-21) box 19 folder 11
    • "First Baptist and Wake Forest" (1 VHS videocassette) (1995 April 30) box 19 folder 10
    • First worship service program  (1956 July 1) box 10 folder 3
    • Forsyth Family donation materials  (2009) box 5 folder 55
    • Fortieth Anniversary invitations (1996 February) box 2 folder 3
    • Fortieth Anniversary organ materials  (1996) box 15 folder 33
    • Fortieth Anniversary programs (1996 April) box 2 folder 2
    • Foy Johnson Farmer Cirlce materials  (1969-1984) box 19 folder 7
    • Foyer hospitality group materials  (1992-2008) box 13 folder 8
    • Friends of Missions meeting materials (1992 November) box 9 folder 25
    • Funds: Baptist Women of WFBC Lanneau Circle  (1993-2013) box 15 folder 36-39
    • Funds: Endowment Fund Expenditures  (1990-2009) box 15 folder 40
    • Funds: Memorial Fund  (1991-2014) box 15 folder 41-44
    • Funds: Memorial Gifts, Katherine Hayes  (1993-1996) box 15 folder 45
    • Funds: Miriam Goebel materials  (1989-1990) box 9 folder 16
    • Funds: Winston Salem Foundation- Financial Reports  (1992-2014) box 15 folder 47
    • Funds: WSJS Radio Ministry Fund  (2002-2009) box 16 folder 1
    • Funeral services programs and related materials  (1974-2014) box 12 folder 23
    • Furniture sale materials  (2002) box 7 folder 36
    • Futrell, Louise, beneficiary form  (1990) box 9 folder 17
    • Governance and directory booklets  (1971-1977) box 15 folder 22
    • Groves, Richard, installation  (1985) box 9 folder 5
    • Guidelines handbook  (1987-1996) box 13 folder 9
    • Guidelines handbook  (1989) box 11 folder 28
    • Guidelines handbook  (1992) box 11 folder 25
    • Guidelines handbook  (1996) box 11 folder 27
    • Habitat for Humanity joint meeting with First Baptist Church, East Winston (1 audiocassette)  (2009 November 22) box 25
    • Habitat for Humanity materials  (1993) box 12 folder 2
    • Halloween Party photographs (undated) box 18 folder 16
    • Hayes/Hayashi Educational Wing construction materials  (1993) box 15 folder 24
    • Homosexuality official stance  (1987-1993) box 14 folder 50
    • Hymns (1 compact disc) (circa 1997-2012) box 19 folder 9
    • "In Remembrance" guest and donor book  (1978-1986) box 18 folder 6
    • Industrial Areas Foundation CHANGE clippings  (2008) box 7 folder 39
    • Intern materials  (1999-2008) box 16 folder 47
    • Junior choir materials  (1973) box 14 folder 30
    • Junior church children's bulletins  (1977-1986) box 12 folder 34
    • "Just Colors" (1 VHS videocassette) (1998 February 12) box 19 folder 12
    • KAIROS photographs (undated) box 18 folder 12
    • Kindergarten learning enrichment materials  (1974-1979) box 16 folder 48
    • Kindergarten materials  (1963-1976) box 7 folder 20
    • Later same-sex controversy clippings  (2000-2012) box 5 folder 26
    • Law School admission materials  (1993-1995) box 15 folder 17
    • Leaders Worship Service extended session materials  (1993-1994) box 8 folder 14
    • Leisure Club materials  (1989-2012) box 14 folder 37
    • LGBT program at Salem College (1 compact disc)  (2012) box 11 folder 20
    • Lily and poinsettia brochures  (2000-2012) box 14 folder 35
    • Mabry Mission Group materials  (1993-1999) box 5 folder 3
    • Mabry Mission Group materials  (1994-1998) box 9 folder 34
    • Magnolia Dinner materials  (1987-2012) box 17 folder 1-3
    • Magnolia Dinner materials (1990 March 11) box 9 folder 10
    • Magnolia Dinner roster  (2013) box 11 folder 19
    • Maundy Thursday services  (1983-2002) box 12 folder 15
    • Meals on Wheels materials  (1962-2003) box 5 folder 1
    • Meals on Wheels materials  (1976-2014) box 17 folder 4
    • Meeting agendas (circa 1970) box 10 folder 1
    • Memorial room gifts  (1981-1985) box 9 folder 28
    • Memorial writings and services  (1977-1991) box 9 folder 29
    • Milestone historical materials  (1956-2010) box 14 folder 36
    • Mission Fair correspondence  (1992) box 9 folder 35
    • Mission Fair materials  (2000-2008) box 12 folder 32
    • Music and workshop minutes  (2012-2014) box 3 folder 16
    • Music department room agreement  (1956-1984) box 9 folder 23
    • Music forum materials  (1991) box 7 folder 40
    • NC Pride clippings  (1996) box 8 folder 21
    • New Orleans mission trip materials  (2006) box 11 folder 7
    • New Orleans mission trip: photographs, trip reports (2 compact discs)  (2006) box 25
    • Newsletter   (2004 June) box 1 folder 2
    • Newsletters  (1967) box 15 folder 19
    • Newsletters (1973, 1976-1979) box 2 folder 7-11
    • Newsletters  (1980-1986) box 8 folder 32-38
    • Newsletters  (1987-1996) box 7 folder 1-10
    • Newsletters  (1997-2012) box 10 folder 12-27
    • Newsletters  (2013-2014) box 12 folder 17-18
    • Newspapers, fliers, and posters   (1954-1967) box 1 folder 4
    • Nursery materials  (1990-2001) box 13 folder 17
    • Ordinands (1 compact disc) (circa 2005-2010) box 25
    • Ordination Ceremony materials  (1985-2014) box 12 folder 25
    • Ordination Council: Lynn Rhoades-Dixon materials  (1990) box 8 folder 15
    • Ordination notes (circa 1988-2008) box 13 folder 22
    • Outside opportunity advertisements  (1994-1995) box 15 folder 9
    • Parsonage and retirement policy  (1975-1979) box 8 folder 23
    • Pastoral Search Committee materials  (2002-2017) box 11 folder 23
    • Pastoral Search Inventory results  (2009) box 5 folder 10
    • Personnel hiring materials  (1986-2001) box 3 folder 13
    • Personnel job descriptions  (1985-1999) box 15 folder 8
    • Personnel job descriptions  (1991-1999) box 15 folder 1
    • Personnel policy and position descriptions  (2001-2002) box 11 folder 29
    • Photographs and collages  (1993-2001) box 22 item 1
    • Pilot Mountain Baptist Association materials  (1957-1999) box 17 folder 8
    • Pilot Mountain Baptist Association letters  (1997-1999) box 2 folder 12
    • Pilot Mountain Baptist Church minutes  (1998-1999) box 5 folder 28
    • Potterymaking photographs (undated) box 18 folder 18
    • Promenade Passion play  (1997) box 7 folder 32
    • Pullen and Binkley Baptist churches same-sex union controversy reactions  (1992) box 5 folder 18
    • Racist church burning materials  (1996) box 6 folder 21
    • Redwine House materials  (1972-1982) box 9 folder 12
    • Reid Station Bible Class materials  (2002-2003) box 7 folder 27
    • Revisioning materials  (1991-1992) box 17 folder 10
    • "Re-Visioning the Future of Wake Forest Baptist Church" report  (1992) box 14 folder 52
    • Revival/Renewal materials (1985 December 4-1986 July) box 2 folder 4-5
    • Robinson, Paul, surprise birthday photographs (undated) box 19 folder 8
    • Samaritan Ministries request  (1995) box 7 folder 33
    • Scrapbook  (1998-2002) box 22 item 2
    • Scrapbook news clippings  (1994-1995) box 18 folder 14
    • Search Committee: Associate Pastor Lynn Rhoades Dixon materials  (1989-1990) box 9 folder 37
    • Search Committee: Warren Carr materials  (1984-1985) box 9 folder 39
    • Senior Adult Ministry Committee materials  (1989-1998) box 8 folder 9
    • Saint Patrick's Day party photographs (undated) box 18 folder 19
    • Senior Adult Ministry materials  (1988-2008) box 13 folder 20
    • Senior Adult Ministry materials 13/19????  (1996-1998)
    • Service pamphlets (circa 1996) box 15 folder 18
    • Shared Ministry models (circa 2010) box 13 folder 21
    • Sit-in materials  (1960-2000) box 5 folder 54
    • South Africa Initiative materials  (1995-2004) box 7 folder 42
    • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary resolution  (1987-1988) box 9 folder 27
    • Southern Baptist Convention crisis report  (1988 January 29) box 2 folder 14
    • Southern Baptist Convention disaffiliation documents and reactions  (1999) box 5 folder 19
    • Southern Baptist Convention materials  (1939-2001) box 15 folder 16
    • Southern Baptist Convention materials  (1987 November 11) box 2 folder 6
    • Space needs pictures (undated) box 15 folder 14
    • Space usage materials  (1980-2000) box 17 folder 9
    • Special Projects Fund budget  (1999-2014) box 12 folder 3-8
    • Staff needs assessment forms  (2001) box 7 folder 28
    • Statement of Intent and Purpose (undated) box 14 folder 14
    • States Missions Mandate (1 VHS videocassette)  (1992) box 19 folder 13
    • Stewardship materials  (1989-2000) box 14 folder 15
    • Student assistant materials  (1968-1980) box 16 folder 46
    • Student Ministries materials  (1986-2001) box 14 folder 16
    • Summer move materials  (1997) box 7 folder 37
    • Sunday school class historical materials  (1980-1993) box 12 folder 29
    • Sunday School curriculum  (1977-2001) box 12 folder 33
    • Sunday School materials  (1979-1980) box 17 folder 24
    • Sunday School materials  (1987-1989) box 17 folder 25
    • Sunday school slides (1977 September) box 20 folder 3
    • Talent Show photographs (undated) box 18 folder 17
    • Taylor Jane Johnson dedication service (undated) box 14 folder 39
    • The Lord's Financial Plan by Livingston Johnson  (1911) box 4 folder 2
    • Transition Team materials  (2008-2009) box 14 folder 17
    • Tutoring materials  (2003) box 7 folder 38
    • Twenty-fifth Anniversary materials (1981 September 17) box 2 folder 1
    • "Up Close - News and Opinions for North Carolina Baptists" newsletter (1995 February) box 20 folder 4
    • U.S. Presidential Debate and worship service materials  (1988) box 9 folder 24
    • Vacation Bible School  (1966-1978) box 17 folder 18
    • Van information  (1979-1989) box 17 folder 19
    • Wait Chapel images color slides (circa 1990) box 20 folder 1-2
    • Wait Chapel: organ repair correspondence  (1991-1997) box 8 folder 4
    • Wait Chapel: railing quote and correspondence  (2001) box 8 folder 5
    • Wait Chapel sound and light repair materials  (1983-1985) box 8 folder 8
    • "Wake Forest Baptist Church Sequel"  (1979-1993) box 17 folder 15
    • Web page  (1999-2007) box 12 folder 26
    • WFBC materials  (1964-1992) box 10 folder 28
    • WFBC papers  (1975-2002) box 16 folder 39
    • WFBC/FBC book discussion group materials  (1995-1999) box 14 folder 20
    • WFBC/FBC dinner materials  (1998-1999) box 14 folder 21
    • WFBC/FBC Habitat for Humanity project  (1993-1994) box 11 folder 4
    • WFBC/FBC Habitat for Humanity project materials  (1995-2007) box 11 folder 8
    • WFBC/FBC Highland Leisure Club photographs (undated) box 18 folder 24
    • WFBC/FBC Martin Luther King, Jr., service materials  (2001) box 14 folder 23
    • WFBC/FBC materials  (1994-2002) box 14 folder 24
    • WFBC/FBC meeting materials  (2000) box 14 folder 22
    • WFBC/FBC partnership materials  (1996) box 14 folder 25
    • WFBC/FBC tutoring materials  (1999) box 14 folder 27
    • WFBC/WFU parking lot materials  (1995-1997) box 15 folder 29
    • WFDD radio station programming and Reid Staton Bible Study show materials  (1987-2002) box 8 folder 2
    • WFU Divinity School admitting gay students clippings  (2000) box 5 folder 32
    • WFU Divinity School Scholarship Fund materials  (1998-2001) box 8 folder 6
    • WFU policies and safety documents  (2005-2007) box 14 folder 18
    • WFU relationship materials  (1996-1996) box 11 folder 26
    • Wingate Hall renovation floor plans (undated) box 15 folder 28
    • Winston-Salem Chronicle subscriptions  (1990-1992) box 8 folder 13
    • Winston-Salem Journal full newspapers  (1998) box 10 folder 29
    • WSJS radio station materials  (2002-2005) box 13 folder 24
    • Year-end reports  (1998) box 7 folder 24
    • Youth events photographs  (1980-1981) box 16 folder 49
    • Youth Fall  (1981-1982) box 13 folder 26
    • Youth Ministry Council materials  (1990-1994) box 14 folder 28
    • Youth outreach materials  (1987-2003) box 18 folder 7
    • Youth retreat materials  (1982-1983) box 13 folder 25
    • Youth retreat materials  (1963-1978) box 17 folder 21
    • Zeller Lecture  (1974) box 16 folder 38
  • WFDD and same-sex union controversy materials
    • "A Union in Wait" documentary materials  (2001-2003) box 5 folder 41
    • Board of Trustees same-sex union controversy report  (1999) box 5 folder 16
    • Ensuring inclusiveness on campus after same-sex union controversy memorandum  (2000) box 5 folder 46
    • Events timeline  (2000) box 5 folder 20
    • Law professors' response to Board of Trustees decision regarding same-sex union  (1999) box 5 folder 34
    • Letters to editor regarding same-sex union  (1999) box 5 folder 30
    • Library response  (1999) box 5 folder 23
    • Media packet  (1998-2000) box 5 folder 22
    • Ministerial Council resolution  (1999) box 5 folder 25
    • Opinion pieces  (1999) box 5 folder 27
    • Press release  (1999) box 5 folder 29
    • Same-sex covenant, deacon correspondence  (1998-1999) box 5 folder 39
    • Same sex union materials  (1998) box 11 folder 22
    • Same-sex union ceremony materials  (1999-2000) box 5 folder 40
    • Same-sex union controversy reactions  (1998-1999) box 5 folder 17
    • Same-sex union decison materials  (1998-1999) box 5 folder 37
    • Same-sex union documents  (1998-2000) box 5 folder 38
    • Same-sex union in Wait and Davis Chapel policy administrative correspondence  (2000) box 5 folder 36
    • Same-sex union memorandums, meeting notes, and related materials  (1999) box 25 folder 15
    • Student petition  (1999) box 5 folder 21
    • Thomas K. Hearn's interpretation materials  (1999) box 5 folder 31
    • Trustee committee meeting  (1999) box 5 folder 24
    • University Senate resolution email  (1999-1999) box 5 folder 15
    • WFDD censorship controversy and administrative correspondence  (1999) box 5 folder 13
  • Worship and sermon materials
    • Bible translation lectures, numbered 1-4, by Walter Harrelson (8 audiocassettes)  (2006 March 22-April 19) box 25
    • Bulletins  (1956-1961) box 20 folder 1-2
    • Bulletins  (1956-1974) box 10 folder 2
    • Bulletins   (1971-1976) box 1 folder 3
    • Bulletins  (1973) box 10 folder 5
    • Bulletins  (1978-1983) box 10 folder 6-11
    • Bulletins  (1984-1987) box 4 folder 27-30
    • Bulletins  (1988-2000) box 3 folder 18-30
    • Bulletins  (2001-2007) box 8 folder 25-31
    • Bulletins  (2008-2012) box 9 folder 45-49
    • Bulletins  (2013-2014) box 12 folder 19-20
    • Event calendars  (1989-1991) box 9 folder 36
    • Event calendars  (1993-2009) box 12 folder 41
    • Sermon: Christ's prayer for the church, by Richard Groves (1 audiocassette)  (1994 March 20) box 25
    • Sermon index by Bible book, A-Z  (1985-1995) box 25 folder 2-4
    • Sermon index by Bible book  (2000) box 25 folder 5
    • Sermon index by title, A-U  (1985) box 24 folder 19-20
    • Sermon index by title, V-Y  (1985-2000) box 25 folder 1
    • Sermon or lecture: Sacred texts, borrowed song, by Barbara Lundblad, at Chautauqua Institution (1 audiocassette) (circa 1995-2005) box 25
    • Sermon: Where is our passion, by A. Crowell (1 audiocassette)  (2009 November 15) box 25
    • Sermon: Warren Carr, guest minister at First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem (1 compact disc)  (circa 1985) box 25
    • Sermons and services, possibly by Robert Keplinger (1 audiocassette)  (2010 May) box 25
    • Sermons: Bill Leonard  (2013) box 11 folder 15
    • Sermons: Children's Church  (1979) box 14 folder 29
    • Sermons, children's  (1995) box 24 folder 18
    • Sermons: Dr. Angela Yarber  (2011-2014) box 11 folder 11-12
    • Sermons: Guest speakers  (2009-2013) box 11 folder 16
    • Sermons: unattributed  (1976-1992) box 17 folder 22 box 17 folder 27
    • Sermons: Richard Groves (1985 August 18-1986 December 28) box 2 folder 27
    • Sermons: Richard Groves  (1985-2006) box 11 folder 14
    • Sermons: Susan Parker  (2003-2013) box 11 folder 13
    • Sermons: Unattributed  (1992-2008) box 11 folder 17
    • Sermons: Warren Carr  (1964-1985) box 14 folder 19
    • Sermons: Warren Carr  (1977-1983) box 18 folder 1-5
    • Sermons: Warren Carr  (1984-1985) box 17 folder 28-29
    • Service, joint with First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem (1 audiocassette)  (1994 October 30) box 25
    • Special services (1986 March 26-May 25) box 2 folder 15
    • Trible lectures, including "A New Eden: Feminist Biblical studies and the Genesis tale" by Carol Meyers (3 audiocassettes)  (2003 March 18-19) box 25
    • Worship bulletin statements  (1993-1994) box 5 folder 14
    • Worship service and radio program recordings (compact discs) (circa 2000-2010) box 26
    • Worship vesper materials  (1976-1979) box 10 folder 4

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Wake Forest Baptist Church (Forsyth County, N.C.) Records
ID
MS806
Date [inclusive]
1889-2017
Quantity
18 record cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 document box, 1 half-document box
Extent
25.53  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2017 May
Revision Description
Revised by Katie Lawrence; Olivia Field, Immanuel Eggers, Stephanie Bennett; Stephanie Bennett, 2018, 2019, 2023
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Wake Forest Baptist Church (Forsyth County, N.C.) Records (MS806), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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