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Faith in the community

Find your place of worship


It won’t take a leap of faith to find the right place to worship in Fayetteville. A small step should do. A tradition of faith runs deep in our community. It has survived floods and fire, providing an anchor for families in good times and bad.
The city is home to hundreds of places of worship, some dating back more than 200 years. Whether you’re Protestant, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Baha’i or Unitarian, you can find kindred souls here. Services are conducted in a multitude of languages as well.

The area’s original European settlers, the Highland Scots, brought a strong tradition of Presbyterian faith. Congregations in the area date to the 1750s. The oldest active church in the city, First Presbyterian Church, was chartered in 1800. Services were conducted in both English and Gaelic for years.

Other churches followed, including Cape Fear Baptist, Evans Metropolitan Methodist (later AME Zion) and Hay Street Methodist, all before 1810. St. Patrick Catholic Church, the oldest Catholic parish in the state, was consecrated in 1829. The Great Fire of 1831 destroyed many of the original churches in the city, but most were quickly rebuilt. By the 1850s, Fayetteville was home to at least a dozen Baptist churches. More than 40 churches in the city are over 100 years old.

A religious revival a few miles up the road in Falcon led to the first International Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1911. About the same time, the first synagogue was built in downtown Fayetteville. The city’s first majid, named for African-born Muslim slave Omar Ibn Said, opened in 1987.

As the home of Fort Bragg, Fayetteville has become a center for religious institutions rarely represented in a community our size. They include Hindu Bhavan and Chua Khanh Hy Buddhist Temple. In addition, several churches conduct worship services in Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages.
Many churches offer the intimacy of a small congregation; others welcome more than 1,000 congregants weekly. Fayetteville’s Manna Church introduced the concept of tele-worship long before other churches. Its services are shared in branch locations across the country and overseas.

Faith in Fayetteville isn’t just a one-day-a-week thing. Congregations often work together on community projects. They take their faith outside the church walls with year-round programs to help those in need, including the Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network and Fayetteville Urban Ministry.

Places of Worship
Abney Chapel, 2996 Rosehill Road; 910-488-7525

Arran Lake Baptist Church, 1130 Bingham Drive; 910-424-7211

Baywood Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1830 Baywood Road; 910-483-2916

Beauty Spot Baptist Church, 7572 Raeford Road; 910-868-9151

Berean Baptist Church, 517 Glensford Drive; 910-868-5156

Beth Israel Congregation and Community Center, 2204 Morganton Road;910-484-6462

Bhavan Temple, 907 Cedar Creek Road; 910-824-7289

Camp Ground United Methodist Church, 4625 Campground Road; 910-867-9436

Cape Fear Baptist Church, 100 Indian Drive; 910-323-5556

Cape Fear Baptist Church, 6401 Butler Nursery Road; 910-483-5769

Carroll Memorial Baptist Church, 2220 Camden Road; 910-423-8814

Cedar Falls Baptist Church, 6181 Ramsey St.; 910-488-5810

The Church at Cedar Creek, 4010 Cedar Creek Road; 910-483-6895

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3200 Scotty Hill Road; 910-868-2740

Church of the Open Door, 4445 Cliffdale Road; 910-864-3237

College Heights Presbyterian Church, 1801 Seabrook Road; 910-323-4828

Chua Khanh Hy Buddhist Temple, 5113 Camden Road; 910-925-2202

College Lakes Baptist Church, 4704 Ramsey St.; 910-488-8344

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 3000 Scotty Hill Road; 910-867-2166

Covenant Love, 420 Dunn Road; 910-323-1515

Cross Creek Presbyterian Church, 430 S. McPherson Church Road; 910-864-4031

Epicenter Church, 2512 Fort Bragg Road; 910-485-8855

Evans Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 301 N. Cool Spring St.; 910-483-2862

Fayetteville Community Church, 2010 Middle River Loop; 910-323-5313

Faymont Baptist Church, 3663 Cumberland Road; 910-425-7108

First Baptist Church, 201 Anderson St.; 910-483-0477

First Baptist Church, 302 Moore St.; 910-483-6505

First Presbyterian Church, 102 Ann St.; 910-483-0121

Grace United Methodist Church, 2005 Ireland Drive; 910-424-0894

Hay Street United Methodist Church, 320 Hay St.; 910-483-2343

Haymount Presbyterian Church, 2760 Rosehill Road; 910-822-1083

Haymount United Methodist Church, 1700 Fort Bragg Road; 910-484-0181

Highland Presbyterian Church, 111 Highland Ave.; 910-485-2147

Hillside Holiness Church, 2510 Brody Drive; 910-323-5447

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Road; 910-484-2134

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church, 2801 Rosehill Road; 910-822-1014

Immanuel Baptist Church, 219 Hull Road; 910-484-1257

Islamic Center of Fayetteville, 2415 Rosehill Road; 910-920-9990

Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 306 McArthur Road; 910-488-5406

Korean Baptist Church, 6873 Cliffdale Road; 910-867-5118

Korean Bethel Presbyterian Church, 901 Bunce Road; 910-864-5739

Korean Catholic Community Church, 532 Cimarron Drive; 910-867-6022

Lafayette Baptist Church, 501 Hope Mills Road; 910-425-1306

Lake Lynn Baptist Church, 3105 Seven Mountain Drive; 910-425-1464

Lebanon Baptist Church, 3329 Beard Road; 910-483-1988

Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5414 Raeford Road; 910-424-2344

MacPherson Presbyterian Church, 3525 Cliffdale Road; 910-867-2113

Main Post Chapel, Building 1-1510 Sedgwick and Jackson Street, Fort Bragg; 910-396-1121

Manna Church, 5117 Cliffdale Road; 910-867-9151

Masjid Omar Ibn Sayyid, 2700 Murchison Road; 910-488-7322

Massey Hill Baptist Church, 1027 Southern Ave.; 910-321-0815

Mattock Memorial AME Zion Church, 444 Gillespie St.; 910-485-4231

Mount Carmel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2569 Owen Drive; 910-485-4367

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 16 Johnson St.; 910-868-2770

Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1027 Old Wilmington Road; 910-323-9302

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 1217 Murchison Road; 910-483-8486

New Beginnings Christian Church, 6900 Cliffdale Road; 910-867-8692

New Life Covenant Fellowship, 362 Neville St.; 910-483-6778

Northwood Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4250 Ramsey St.; 910-822-7474

Parks Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 2503 Murchison Road; 910-488-9456

Peace Baptist Church, 816 Stamper Road; 910-484-9434

Peace Presbyterian Church, 3203 Ramsey St.; 910-488-3211

Refuge Church, 1268 Ireland Drive; 910-670-4470

St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 121 Lofton Drive; 910-488-4648

St. Ann Catholic Church, 357 N. Cool Spring St.; 910-483-3216

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1000 Andrews Road; 910-488-1797

St. James Lutheran Church, 1424 Morganton Road; 910-484-8052

St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 509 Ramsey St.; 910-323-0161

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 202 Hope Mills Road; 910-425-0401

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 806 Arsenal Ave.; 910-484-1531

St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, 735 Southern Ave.; 910-484-7771

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2844 Village Drive; 910-323-2410

St. Paul’s in the Pines Episcopal Church, 1800 St. Paul Ave.; 910-485-7098

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 614 Oakridge Ave.; 910-484-2010

Second Missionary Baptist Church, 522 Old Wilmington Road; 910-483-5925

Shekinah Faith Temple, 2060 Goins Drive; 910-339-9337

Simon Temple AME Zion Church, 5760 Yadkin Road; 910-867-1182

Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 19 Boundary Lane; 910-483-4437

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Westmont Drive; 910-484-3191

Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2601 Lone Pine Drive; 910-484-5397

Temple Baptist Church, 3159 Sanderosa Road; 910-483-7620

Trinity Christian Church, 3727 Rosehill Road; 910-488-6779

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 669 Country Club Drive; 910-429-8399

Village Baptist Church, 906 S. McPherson Church Road; 910-678-7178

Walstone Memorial Baptist Church, 260 Walstone Road; 910-488-6311

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2505 Village Drive; 910-485-8128