Mission Statement

Reaching Lives for Jesus

Knightdale’s First Church

Knightdale Baptist Church began as Knight’s Chapel Baptist Church in a small building with a ‘bush arbor’ being added on the estate of Mr. Henry Haywood Knight, near what is now Highway 64, about one mile from its present location in Knightdale. In 1906, the first church building was constructed in Knightdale with class-rooms added at a later date. In 1930 the name was changed to Knightdale Baptist Church. Whatever the name, the church has been blessed with a succession of able pastors who possessed a vision of what God wanted His church to become. Each pastor has made an important contribution to the growth and success that this church has enjoyed for an entire century. This is a church with humble beginnings, which God has blessed and made into a strong and influential Christian witness.

What We Believe

Key Values

Loving (Worship) -As a faith practice, there is no substitute for worship. Worship connects us with God’s Spirit, allowing us time set aside to focus solely and intently on how God is speaking to our lives. Praise and adoration come natural when we experience God’s love and grace.

Learning (Discipleship) – Part of Jesus’ Great Commandment included reference to Deuteronomy 6:5, only Jesus added the word “mind” to emphasize that every portion of our being should be devoted to God. Growing as a believer means continuing to learn and live your faith every day.

Sharing (Evangelism) – Jesus told his closest followers to go out into the world and share his message of love and grace. As believers, we share this responsibility to help others hear and accept the love of Christ as their own.

Giving (Stewardship) – Many hear the word giving and automatically think money. While money should be held in accordance with the instructions of scripture, giving also means your time, energy, and resources. It’s the responsibility we all have to care for our gifts appropriately, as a blessing from God.

Living (Fellowship) -As God has always existed in community (Genesis 1 :26), so we live in community with others. We depend upon the support, encouragement, and love that is our family of faith.


Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a Christian network comprised of individuals and churches that work together to spread the hope of Christ. Our diverse community includes partners all over the globe, and our fellowship supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith to action. With a deep respect for freedom, diversity and equality, we encourage autonomy while inviting collaboration.

For 25 years, CBF has been driven by its mission to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission and to live into our vision to be a national and global community bearing witness to the Gospel in partnership with Christians across the nation and around the world.

Forming Together

The essence of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is captured by the idea of formation. Encouraging individual growth while growing local churches, helping Christians form into their faith as well as living out their faith, forming diverse partnerships locally and globally. It is forming as one and forming together.

Partner in Renewing God’s World

As Cooperative Baptists, our core purpose is to partner in renewing God’s world. God calls and equips us to spread the hope of Jesus Christ to the least evangelized, most marginalized people on earth. Whether we’re feeding the hungry, lifting up the voiceless, digging for water or helping families get back on their feet after a disaster, we and those with whom we minister experience renewal.

Renewing is spiritual. It’s a movement that takes faithful believers and active participants — participants who don’t just “talk the talk,” but are truly God’s presence in the world.