We gather for worship on Sunday mornings at 9AM at Smith Temple Baptist Church (322 S East St in downtown Raleigh).

Worship Format

Our worship service typically includes music, prayer, New and Old Testament reading, teaching and communion.  Our worship service is open to anyone regardless of background or religious affiliation. The service lasts approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.

For more details, checkout a bulletin from a past service.

Children's Ministry 

Children ages 4 years old through 2nd grade begin in the worship service with their parents and are dismissed to Kid’s Time before the sermon.  During Kid’s Time, children sing, learn scripture, hear a bible lesson and may do a related craft.  Children return to the sanctuary prior to communion to participate in the remainder of the service.

On the first and third Sundays of the month during the school year, 3rd - 5th graders are invited to participate in Big Time. This is a special worship and teaching time designed specifically to children of these ages.  On the remaining Sundays, these children stay in the sanctuary for the entire worship service. A sermon guide is provided to help them engage with the message on these weeks.

Childcare is provided for babies and toddlers under the age of 3 during each Sunday service.


While many of our attenders and members walk or bike to church, those driving often park on the streets surrounding the church (East, Davies, and Bloodworth).


We encourage you to come and join us in clothes that are comfortable to you. While some of our attenders may be in suits or more formal attire, many others wear jeans or casual clothing. In other words, come as you are!

Past Sermons (audio)

Upcoming Worship