Bay Leaf


We have been faithful to proclaim the gospel and reach North Raleigh at our current campus for over 140 years. By God’s grace, we have the opportunity to multiply our ministry reach to North Raleigh by launching a campus directly off the 540 loop to minister to a strategic area of growth in our city.

Bay Leaf exists to make disciples locally and globally, and the Creedmoor Road project helps us to fulfill this mission in the greater Raleigh area. We also know that the multiplication that takes place at Creedmoor Road will allow for greater multiplication in the future, as we seek to plant more churches, help in revitalization efforts, and send more missionaries in accordance with the Great Commission.

A Message from Pastor Jared

It was over 140 years ago that a group of people met for the first time to worship as Bay Leaf Baptist Church. It was a humble beginning, but God has blessed that step of obedience with incredible growth and used the people of Bay Leaf Baptist to accomplish His Kingdom purposes through the years. To be sure, thousands of lives have been changed for Christ and for all of eternity. Not one of us was there on that first Sunday, but we are here now. And that makes us the fruit of their faithfulness to God and of God’s faithfulness to Bay Leaf.

While we recognize and celebrate the incredible work of God through the years, we also know that God is not finished with us yet. As surely as He has provided an abundant harvest through many years that have passed, we believe God now wants to multiply all He has supplied for an even more abundant future. The God who has done so much has much more He wants to do. In fact, what if everything God has done until NOW is an incredible prelude to what He is about to do NEXT? Welcome to Multiply! Multiply is a Kingdom initiative that will enable us to multiply the amazing work of God in our lives at Bay Leaf Baptist, through North Raleigh, and ultimately, to the ends of the earth. It is a God-sent, God-sized vision that we are fully embracing as God’s answer to our passionate prayer for God’s direction for our Creedmoor Road property. This is going to be an incredible, life-changing and world-changing journey, and YOU are invited!

Years from now, we will look back on this moment and be amazed at what the Lord did in and through us in these days. The vision God is laying before us will surely challenge us, as anything from God should. But if we respond in faith and obedience, it will undoubtedly increase our faith in Jesus and the intimacy of our relationship with Him. And yes, it will inevitably impact our community and world for the sake of His Kingdom and for all of eternity. With that in mind, let’s begin this exciting journey of Multiply together!

Jared Richard
Senior Pastor

Make Your Commitment Today

We want every single person to take his or her next step in discipleship and grow in generosity through Multiply. It’s not too late to join us.
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The Primary Goal – 100% Engagement

An initiative for all of us

We challenge every person who calls Bay Leaf home to help us multiply the reach of our ministry.

Multiply our surrender

What are we holding back from the Lordship of Jesus Christ that we need to surrender to Him?

Multiply our faith

What steps do we need to take to move us out of our comfort zone and into a whole new experience of dependence upon Him?

Multiply our generosity

What new level of generosity do we need to attain to express our gratitude to God for what He has done?

The Secondary Goal – $18 Million

(Over the next two years)

The secondary goal of Multiply is a $18M demonstration of the faithfulness of God through the generosity of His people, enabling us to accomplish these exciting kingdom-building initiatives. This is more than we have done before, but with God and our very best, we can do it!

Multiply our current ministry: $7 million

We are committed to making disciples locally and globally for the glory of God. We want to make sure we can be faithful in the ministry God has already entrusted to us and grow it through our regular annual budget.

Multiply for future ministry: $11 million

We believe God has given us a vision to grow our ministry reach in North Raleigh and beyond. Investing in our Creedmoor Road campus will help us extend the reach of Bay Leaf to engage more people with the gospel for generations to come.