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Hayes Barton United Methodist Church is a vibrant and connected faith community that exists so that all of God's people can come alive in God's kingdom. We seek to do this through worshiping together as often as possible, through growing in our love and understanding of God, and how we are being called to follow Jesus, and through serving Jesus by serving our neighbors, in this community and beyond. 

We invite you to join us in joyful worship and celebration on Sunday mornings (8:30 am, 9 am, 11 am) and connect with us throughout the week. We are blessed with many energetic ministries that appeal to all generations, including a variety of spiritual formation classes, small group connections, a dynamic music ministry, and international and domestic mission opportunities. Come and discover what Hayes Barton is all about!

Our campus is located in the heart of the Five Points Neighborhood near downtown Raleigh, on Fairview Road, between Stone Street and Reid Street:


2209 Fairview Road

Raleigh, NC 27608

Our History


Hayes Barton United Methodist Church was established on December 6, 1936. The Reverend Leon Russell was our first pastor. One hundred-seven charter members originally assembled in the old Hayes Barton School (now Underwood Elementary). In December of 1937, a building site for the new church was purchased at the corner of Fairview Road and Stone Street for $3,500. Formal opening of the new church building occurred on Sunday, September 10, 1939.


​In 1955, ground was broken for a larger sanctuary which would replace the “little church in the pines.” This is our current place of worship, which underwent a total renovation in 2009, along with a new building addition completed in 2016.  


​It was over 80 years ago that the original charter members joined together to lay a foundation for a place of worship and service to God. Today, we are a congregation of over 3,000 members, and we continue to grow each year in what is a community of faithful people and a place where one can be shaped, filled, and poured out to live as disciples of Christ.

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