Department of Community and Congregation Engagement

About Our Department

The Department of Community and Congregation Engagement serves as a liaison between Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the numerous clergy, congregations and denominations that partner with us. Our goal is to connect clergy and their congregations with the numerous resources of the Medical Center, in general, and the FaithHealth Division in particular. 

Our department joins others in the FaithHealth Division to assist clergy in their efforts to minister to their congregation members that are patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  

The department continues to work closely with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the congregations of each group in special ministry partnerships to impact community health across the state. 

If your congregation or denominational group would like to explore partnership opportunities with the FaithHealth Division, please contact Brian K. Davis, Director – Community and Congregation Engagement at briadavi@wakehealth.edu or by calling 336-716-1033

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 assist 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.

A committee of Baptist ministers and laypersons prayerfully reviews the recommendations for patients in need of assistance from the Mother’s Day Offering.  Once a patient has been approved for assistance, they receive a letter from the Community and Congregational Engagement Department 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, as well as downloadable promotional materials, can be seen at www.mothersdayoffering.org. The offering is not limited to congregations alone as individuals can also contribute to the Mother’s Day Offering. For more information and to make a contribution, please visit www.mothersdayofferring.org.