Triangle Baptist Church History 

Triangle Baptist Church was founded on August 1, 1995 with a vision of fulfilling God’s purpose for the church as stated in Jesus' Great Commission.  Seven people met at the home of Kenneth and Naomi Perry, and the following week, with the help of the Raleigh Baptist Association, this small body of believers contacted others about planting a new church. These brothers and sisters in Christ continued to meet in one other’s homes for eighteen weeks with an average attendance of thirty-two people. After a vote to begin a new church, a committee was formed to search for a place to meet. On August 31, 1995 the members chose the name Triangle Baptist Church.

Within the next two months the church acquired a temporary meeting place at the McCullers Ruritan Club on Ten-Ten Road and called Dr. Thomas Bland to serve as founding pastor. The church’s early growth was evident in the ministries it began to establish: the formation of a choir, the organization of a Sunday school, and the adoption of a constitution and bylaws. On November 12, 1995 Triangle Baptist Church had its first Sunday with both Sunday school and worship led by Dr. Bland as pastor. On November 15, 1996 the congregation was incorporated as Triangle Baptist Church of Raleigh, N.C. On the same day a 6.23-acre lot was purchased at our present address, 9713 Old Stage Road. The church was received as a member of the Raleigh Baptist Association in October of 1997. The first Sunday school and worship services were held in the new building on February 18, 2001.

The church continues to partner with the Raleigh Baptist Association, the NC Baptist State Convention, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Triangle Baptist Church strives to be an instrument of hope for God in the community and world, endeavoring to live-up to its mission statement, “We open our hearts to God and our arms to others.”

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