New here? Welcome!

We're looking forward to meeting you.

Because we know that visiting a new church can be overwhelming and intimidating, we want to do all that we can to make every part of your first visit go as smoothly as possible! Below, you’ll find everything you need to know before visiting Bay Leaf.

Find Your Way at Bay Leaf

12200 Bay Leaf Church Rd. Raleigh, NC 27614

Upon entering the parking lot, one of our parking attendants will help you find a place to park. Guest parking spots are located along the sidewalk next to our playground and provide easy access to our main entrance and preschool hall entrance.

Service Offerings

8:30 AM in the Sanctuary
11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & Online

We offer two worship services at Bay Leaf. In both services you’ll experience singing, corporate prayer, expositional preaching, and a time for response. Both services last around 75 minutes.

Expositional Preaching

Get a Preview of Recent Sermons

If you would like to get a preview of what the sermons are like, you can watch our most recent by visiting our sermon archives page.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Come as you are to Bay Leaf. On Sundays, you’ll see people dressed casually and in suits & dresses.

The best entrance for a first-time guest to use is the sliding glass door entrance to our main foyer. Here you can visit the Welcome Center and be directed to a specific location. If you have preschool aged children, the best entrance for you will be the Preschool Hall entrance accessed from the rear parking lot.


The Preschool Hall is open during the 8:30 AM service, 9:45 AM Groups hour, and the 11:00 AM service. You will enter the preschool hall entrance and sign in your child at the visitors' desk. A greeter will be there to assist you. Click here for more information about our preschool hall.


Elementary kids can attend a group during the 9:45 AM groups hour that correspond with their grade in school. During the 11:00 AM service, kids can attend Kid’s Worship that meets in Room 205 on the 2nd floor of the gym (this is the large worship room on the gym track). Check-in your child for either or both opportunities at any of the three kids’ check-in areas on campus: the Preschool Hall, the 1st floor of the gym, or the 2nd floor of the gym. Click here for more information about our Kids’ Ministry.

Middle & High School

Middle and High school meet in the gym during the 9:45 AM Groups hour. There are groups for students that correspond with their grade in school. Click here for more information about Student Ministry.

Yes. We have a variety of group offerings at Bay Leaf. Our primary group time is at 9:45 on Sunday mornings. Some of these groups are men or women only, some are co-ed, and some are based on age from infants to senior adults. We also have groups that meet during the week. Some of these groups are on campus while others are off-campus. Contact our Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Assimilation, Patrick Austin, if you have any questions or would like suggestion. For more information about groups, click here.

Next Steps

Bay Leaf Membership Class: This class is the first step in our membership process. During this two-hour class you will learn more about Bay Leaf and the responsibility of membership. Find out more →

Baptism: If you have questions or would like to meet with a pastor about baptism, contact Pastor Billy Driver.

Do you have any questions or would like to speak to a staff member about your upcoming visit? Call 919-847-4477.