First Baptist Church of Clayton, NC

About First Baptist Church of Clayton

First Baptist was organized October 14, 1811 as Johnston Liberty Meeting House at the corner of present day West Stallings Street and Liberty Lane in Clayton, NC. A Sunday School was organized in 1876. By 1882 the church was meeting at the Clayton Academy while a new wooden building was constructed on the site of today’s church. The present sanctuary was built and occupied in 1920, with an educational annex added in 1957. In 1997 the church began a new building program featuring a new fellowship hall, new Sunday School classes, and new administrative offices. The addition was dedicated in August 2000 and has allowed our local baptist church to better serve our community.

Service Times

Sundays at First Baptist Church:

  • 9:30 AM Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 10:30 AM Fellowship Time
  • 10:45 AM Sunday School

What We Believe

The First Baptist Church of Clayton is organized for the purpose of advancing and promoting the worship of God. We believe this is best achieved through the reading and study of the Bible as the revealed Word of God, and the teaching and preaching of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We also believe in conducting regular services of worship for the spiritual training, development, and benefit of each member and for the winning of souls to Jesus Christ.

Our Team

Dr. Charles K. Royal Intentional Interim Pastor

Rev. Stephen Nance Pastor of Senior Adults

Rev. Stephanie Parker Pastor of Children and Families
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Mrs. Keeley S. Tarkington Director of Music
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Mr. James Elmore Church Organist
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Terry Arrington McCallum Church Secretary
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Mr. Tommy Bedford Financial Administrator
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Laura Davis CDC Director

Mr. Donnie R. Pollard Custodian


Mr. Alexander Reams Audio/Visual Tech

Locations & Directions

411 N. Fayetteville St. Clayton, NC 27520

From Smithfield

Enter Clayton on US70W. Turn Right onto W. Main St. (across from Burger King) Turn Right onto Fayetteville St. Church is 1/4 mile on Right.

From Garner

Enter Clayton on US70E. Turn Left onto Fayetteville St. (just past Clayton High School) Cross over Main St. Church is 1/4 mile on Rt.

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