Christ the King Moravian Church

The church is modernistic red brick. Above the front door is a Moravian hood. Step inside, and you are apt to be greeted with sounds of guitar, trumpet, drum, a drama team adding creativity to the worship experience, the team ministry of two pastors, and always a celebration of the Lord’s presence among us.

Welcome to Christ the King, the new — and, yes, different — Moravian church in Durham.

Christ the King Moravian Church began in 1989 with a handful of members and a vision to reach the unchurched people of Durham. Land was purchased early that year near the Research Triangle Park and that spring Frank and Leslie Venable were called as co-pastors. Bible study and fellowship meetings were held in a house on the church property, but on October 15, 1989, Christ the King held its first worship service. Temporarily its place of worship was in a Seventh-Day Adventist church.

Events now proceeded quickly.

Christ the King received provisional church status on February 19, 1990, and the congregation was officially chartered on November 24, 1991. Now came the next step, the building of a church building. Ground was broken in October 1993, and a year later, on October 9, 1994, Christ the King Moravian Church was able to dedicate its new worship and educational facility.

Now at the dawn of a new millennium, Christ the King Moravian Church sees its service growing with membership already well above 200.

Moravian Archives, 2002