Hephzibah Baptist Church was born out of the revival movements in early America. In the late 1700's a revival meeting was held in the Rogers Crossroads area of Wake County. As a result of that meeting, many came to Christ and a fledgling church was formed. This church is now known as Wake Crossroads Baptist Church. Ten years later in 1809, a small group began a new work in East Wake County. Based on Isaiah 62:4, they named the new church “Hephzibah” – which means “she is the one in whom God delights.”
Hephzibah was a founding member of the Raleigh Baptist Association in 1811, the North Carolina Baptist State Convention in 1830, and the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845. In 1875, the church building now known as “Historic Hephzibah” was constructed and served the church for almost 100 years.
It was during the 1960’s and 1970’s that the church decided to build and ultimately relocated across the road from the historic church building. The Historical Hephzibah Society has now restored the original Hephzibah Church building at the old site. It is available to the community for weddings, funerals, and other events.
The present Family Life Center was dedicated in 1994, providing classrooms, an athletic facility, a commercial kitchen, and a fellowship hall. At present, the gymnasium is converted into a worship center each week. Hephzibah Baptist Church has had a rich history of more than 200 years of faith and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. As we launch into a new century, may we be found faithful for the glory of Christ and for the sake of the Gospel!