I'm New


Welcome to Bay Leaf Baptist Church! 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 for the first time.

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

8:30am in the Sanctuary
11am 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.

Sermon Series

If you would like to get a preview of what the sermons are like you can watch our most recent one here.


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 Discover Bay Leaf station 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 9:45 Groups hour and the 11am 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 students can attend a group during the 9:45 Groups hour that correspond with their grade in school. Check-in your child on the second floor of the gym. During the 11am service there is Kid’s Worship that meets in the Chapel. Check-in your child at the Chapel door entrance. Click here for more information about Children’s Ministry.

Middle & High School

Middle and High school meet in the gym during the 9:45 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

Discover Bay Leaf: The 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. Discover more about Bay Leaf!

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