As you can see, Neuse Baptist Church started with very humble beginnings. Their first meeting place was a rundown building donated by Mrs. Lucy Allen. A former beer joint was purchased in October 1952 for $9,500 and was the first official building for Neuse Baptist Church. In 1962, Neuse Baptist Church built its first building. This building was used for the Sunday school department, church offices and sanctuary. In 1970, the sanctuary was moved to the new building.
Because of the growth, the old sanctuary would no longer accommodate the membership. In 1970, the long awaited, and now much overdue, sanctuary was completed. The sanctuary was used for our Sunday and Wednesday worship services, as well as weekly chapel services for the school. In 1987, the sanctuary was destroyed by fire but was completely rebuilt as it exists today.
With a growing church and Christian school, the need for an education building was a necessity. In 1980, a building was built to house students for our Sunday school as well as our Christian school. The school doors were opened in the fall of 1972, with a few staff and a handful of students. Today, Neuse Christian Academy has been moved to an off-site location. They minister and educate children from K-5 through the 12th grade. The handful of children has grown to approximately 250 students.
In 1988, the Family Life Center was completed. Later it was named the Oma Wadford Center. As the nerve center for our school, it housed classrooms, offices, a gymnasium, lunchroom and kitchen. In addition, it was used by our church as a fellowship hall and classes for our Sunday school. It was also used briefly as a worship center while our sanctuary was being rebuilt due to the fire.
In 2009, we moved to a facility that was leased after we sold our entire former church property in anticipation of moving to our permanent home just off Hwy 401 south of Rolesville.
We fully believe that God has led us to build our permanent campus on the land He gave us many years ago. In November 2014, we relocated to our temorary ministry center inside Rolesville Middle School while our permanent campus is under construction. When completed, our permanent campus will contain more than 40,000 square space of worship, recreation, teaching, learning and fellowship space. It's ALL about Jesus!