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Due to Covid-19 all SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY DRIVE-IN SERVICES BEGINNING AT 10:15 A.M. AUDIO IS TRANSMITTED ON FM 89.9. THESE SERVICES ARE livestream ON THE CHURCH'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

The latest from Winterville Baptist Church

Stay up to date with the happenings of Winterville Baptist Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes and thoughts from our pastor to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.


COVID-19 and WBC services

by: Winterville Baptist

03/20/2020

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Winterville Baptist is suspending public worship and programs through the end of the month, but will be livestreaming Sunday Worship Services (10:15 a.m.) and Wednesday Night Bible Studies (6:30 p.m.) from the Sanctuary on Youtube. The videos will be posted within an hour so that you may access it anytime thereafter, either on Youtube or our Winterville Baptist Facebook page.


It is our hope to resume activities on April 1st with our normal Wednesday Night Bible Study.

The church office will also have modified hours through the month of March, 10AM - 3PM Mon-Thursday. If you have a need of any kind,… read more

Mission in Niger

by: Winterville Baptist

03/20/2020

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Dr. Denise & Roy Thagard -
"The Animal Bridge"


Hey WBC family,

We are aware of the coronavirus epidemic that is taking place in the US and around the world. As of March 16 there are still no cases of coronavirus in Niger, so we are not affected much at all. The President here has limited travel, has required anyone who comes from an affected country to remain in isolation for 14 days, and banned all public gatherings of 1,000 or more, including any and all international gatherings. He also asked all people to plead to God… read more

“It’s a New Day at Winterville Baptist Church!”

by: Joe Barta

02/26/2020

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The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 118:24 (ESV), “This is the day that the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

What an exciting time to be an active part in what God is doing in this church fellowship! I count it an honor to be called to serve you as Senior Pastor of Winterville Baptist Church. God has been moving and continues to move, to bring us together for such a time as this! This is God’s plan.
I’m excited today because if you have not yet heard, our house in Rocky Mount, N.C. is… read more

Spring is Here!

by: Winterville Baptist

04/05/2019

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For Roy it is his favorite time of the year as trees bud, flowers bloom, and crops are planted in the ground. The season brings the promise of life and new beginnings around us. After the cold winter, this change in season is surely welcomed!

Abby with Mommy Spring also brings to mind the Resurrection story of Jesus! Because of Jesus, we have new life! And we can share this special joy that we have with others around us. Now that we have learned some French, we can begin conversations with others to share our faith. We look forward to… read more

Happy 2019! Dr. Denise & Roy Thagard

by: Winterville Baptist

01/08/2019

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The three of us have rung in the new year in France, and as of this writing (Jan 8) are back in classes for four more months of French learning. We are grateful to have progressed so far in our French classes to this point. French is a difficult language to learn! There are times we certainly feel like infants in the language. But we cherish the small victories we have when we can speak and hear clearly.

Now in February, we reflect on the love with Valentine’s day around the corner. We often sit down with Abby to… read more

The Animal Bridge - Dr. Denise & Roy Thagard

by: Winterville Baptist

11/09/2018

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This time of the year is a special time, as it reminds us to be grateful for all that God has given us. We are grateful for many things. We are grateful for Abby, whom we love more and more each day. She is always surprising us with her giggles, her interests, her words, and the things she does. She even wants to help with “Daddy dishes” and “clean up, clean up” time. She continues to be healthy and continues to adjust to life here in France very well.

We are also grateful for… read more

Winterville Baptist Church Scholarship Program

by: Winterville Baptist

11/09/2018

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The Winterville Baptist Church Scholarship Program was designed to honor the lives of Adelle F. Wall, Brenda W. Waters, and F. “K” Tyson, Jr. It is a need- based program which seeks to support educational expenses for students currently active in worship, Bible study and the ministries of Winterville Baptist Church. Awardees will be selected to receive the Adelle F. Wall-Brenda W. Waters Scholarship or the F. “K.” Tyson, Jr Scholarship from the eligible application pool.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current active participation in Worship, Bible Study and the ministries of Winterville Baptist Church (defined as a minimum of 1 year with plans to… read more

What does a bed and breakfast have to do with missions?

by: Winterville Baptist

10/12/2018

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22 years ago, I (Denise) came to France on a mission trip while I was still a student in undergrad at John Brown University. I came with a group to help my roommate’s (Kristin) parents start a business so they could be tentmakers in the center of France. Suspicions of outsiders, especially missionaries were high in the area, and so they wanted to start a business where they would be accepted amongst the community. We were meant to start basic construction on a bed and breakfast during our mission trip. Unfortunately, the permission to start building didn’t come on time,… read more

The Animal Bridge - from France

by: Winterville Baptist

09/21/2018

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I (Roy) am privileged that our family gets to spend some time in worship here in France. I admit to you, though, that I was not able to worship God with gladness the first month we were here. With the physical sicknesses we were dealing with as well as other issues, it was not a smooth transition for me. My worship to God faltered as a result of many of these things. I appreciate worshipping through singing and Bible study but I could not enjoy those things because I didn’t know the language. After three months, I still don’t know… read more

Dr. Denise & Roy Thagard "The Animal Bridge"

by: Winterville Baptist

08/09/2018

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Bonjour de France! (Greetings from France)

I (Roy) want to thank everyone for remembering us in your prayers! During our first 5 weeks in France, our family has gone through difficult struggles with health, lack of sleep, and adjustments to the time and language. Because of your prayers we’ve been able to remain faithful and upbeat despite spiritual attacks. By God’s grace we are persevering—and even making some headway in our French speaking!

During our class time we have the opportunity to each share one devotion. I’m always drawn to scriptures with an agrarian theme so I shared from… read more

From The Pastor's Desk

by: Winterville Baptist

08/01/2018

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My Last Newsletter Article, or Retiring into God

My first newsletter article for WBC appeared in the December 2004 edition and was written prior to our moving to Winterville.After presenting a challenge to us all to focus first on Jesus during the Christmas season, I shared the following personal note.

I will begin my ministry as your pastor on Monday, January 3 [2005].My first Sunday in the pulpit will be January 9.We plan to move to Winterville on or around December 17.We have a contract on a house on Blackhorse Lane in Cedar Ridge subdivision, and our house in Madison… read more

Dr. Denise & Roy Thagard "The Animal Bridge"

by: Joe Barta

06/27/2018

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Bonjour! We have been in Massy, France for over two weeks now! (I’m writing in mid-May.) Massy is just 10 miles from Paris so it is still very much city living for us country bumpkins! It seems as if we have been preparing for being here so long. We are thrilled to be here, but it has been a definite adjustment.

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Dr. Denise & Roy Thagard "The Animal Bridge"

by: Winterville Baptist

05/24/2018

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May Update
The Thagard's are now in France!

Greetings! This past month we spent learning how to adjust to changes that come with ministering overseas. We’ve been learning how much the Gospel is at work in us today and we each want to share with you a glimpse of what we have been learning.

Roy: Here we are in our new home away from home (for 4 weeks in March & April) where we learn about cultural challenges we may face as missionaries. The intent is to prepare in many different areas so that when we are faced with… read more

Chicken On A Mission Fun-raiser! 2018

by: Winterville Baptist

05/24/2018

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8th for our Annual
Chicken On A Mission Fun-raiser!

All funds raised are used for mission work, far and near, including the ramps our famous crew builds!
We will be serving up our traditional grilled BBQ chicken plates with all the trimmings and of course you won't want to miss our awesome auction. Start up those sewing machines, buzz saws and paint brushes as we welcome your artistic endeavors and crafts for auction. September will be here before you know it! Thank you for your prayers and support. For more information please… read more

WBC 101 - Membership Class

by: Winterville Baptist

05/24/2018

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WBC 101

What?

WBC 101 is our Membership Class. Class participants will join with the pastor in working through the WBC 101 Student/Disciple Guide which provides an excellent introduction to the Christian life (the life of following Jesus as his disciple/apprentice), our church and what is important and valuable to us as a congregation and the direction we are seeking to go.

All new adult church members are expected to complete the class and may do so following or prior to joining the church.


When?

Sunday mornings June 3, 10, 17, 24

9:00… read more