Department of Church and Community Relations

About Our Department

The Department of Church and Community Relations serves a liaison between North Carolina Baptist Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and churches, especially those affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.

North Carolina Baptists provide significant funding through cooperative missions giving to support partnership ministries CareNet and FaithHealthNC.

Clergy Parking

The Division of FaithHealth provides free parking for clergy visiting members of their faith community at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. This is a courtesy to clergy in appreciation for the spiritual support they provide to our patients and families.  Please use the card only for your spiritual care visits to your congregants.

Clergy badges can be obtained in the FaithHealth office located  in Watlington Hall on the Ground Floor, around the corner from Subway. Please come by our office between 8:30 am -11:30 am  and 1 pm - 4 pm, Monday -Friday. 

Thank you for the spiritual care and guidance you provide for your congregants. This ministry is vital in the life and health of person's who are our "patients" for a brief while, and who are beloved members of your faith community for a life-time.

Mother’s Day Offering Program

The Mother’s Day Offering began in 1924 as a benevolent ministry of North Carolina Baptists to help patients in serious financial need at North Carolina Baptist Hospital pay their hospital bills in the name of Jesus Christ.

Recipients of the Mother’s Day Offering have limited income and “fall between the cracks” of assistance. They have too much to qualify for Medicaid or full charity care – but not enough to pay their hospital bills.

In the midst of their fears, they receive a letter from Church and Community Relations that says, “Your hospital bill has been paid by compassionate and mission-minded North Carolina Baptists in the name of Jesus Christ and His love.”

Heartwarming stories of gratitude by recent recipients can be seen at

Patients are financially screened by members of our billing and insurance teams with amounts given ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars per patient.

Mission Opportunities

Several mission opportunities are available for church groups at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

  • Pediatric Oncology Clinic’s “Treasure Chest” – small gifts for patients
  • Personal care kits for families of hospitalized children
  • Age – appropriate toys for hospitalized children
  • Sibling bags for brothers and sisters of hospitalized children
  • Refreshments for families in ICU waiting rooms.

Please contact Church and Community Relations for more information.

Wake Forest Baptist Speakers

We welcome any opportunity to share the Medical Center’s story – with churches, civic organizations or other groups.

If your group would like to request a speaker, please contact us.