So Much to Be Thankful For!

God continues to do beautiful things at Peace. Our recent 24-hour prayer vigil carried with it a sense of God’s gentle presence with us, and quiet anticipation for good things to come. We’re seeing new faces in worship, and we’re excited about a record number of middle-school kids attending camp this summer. We’re continuing our two-year read through God’s Word (the sermons are drawn from that each Sunday), and the love that our members have for each other is lived out in real and practical ways. Opportunities to serve others in the community with Jesus’ love also continue, and God has provided abundantly for our needs. Best of all, God is quietly changing lives with His love.

We have so much to be thankful for, and we would love for you to be a part of it. There are two ways to visit us–either in person or online (Online, we use a Zoom format. You can attend Sunday School at 9:30, worship at 11:00 AM or our prayer meetings Sunday at 7:00 PM. Just email us and ask for a link). Or if you’d like to check us out before Sunday, the warmer weather is also a great time to walk our prayer path through the woods on our 8 acres, or to take a moment in our prayer garden. Or just bring the kids and let them hang out at the playground, anytime.

We are blessed. And our blessings only get better when we give them away. Come and see.

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We’re Back Inside at 11:00 AM!

We’ve moved our worship service back to normal hours at 11:00 AM after a great summer season. You can also attend from home with a Zoom link (just ask and we’ll send it to you. Zoom links are also available for our prayer meetings). We’ve taken special precautions to make our worship service safe and accessible, with a medical grade air filtration system in place and distanced seating. Masks are currently mandated by the City of Durham, and we have them available to take with you if you like.

If you miss worship, be sure to check the Media section of this site for our sermon postings each week. Our prayer path and prayer garden are also open at the church whenever you’d like to visit.

We have so much to be thankful for at Peace! Come and discover why people drive for miles to get here!


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We’re Meeting Outside for Worship!

(SEE UPDATE) If you’ve ever been to Peace, you know we’ve been blessed with a beautiful place to worship. Our sanctuary sits on over 8 acres of wooded land, and includes a prayer path, a prayer garden, a play area and a picnic shelter. Given the concerns with COVID-19, we have moved our worship service outside for a season. We meet beneath the shade of River Birches near the woods, and there always seems to be a breeze that finds us. If you’d like to join us in person for worship, we meet at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings. You will need to bring a protective mask and a chair or blanket (we also have benches available). This outdoor setting not only helps us practice social distancing and meet together safely, it also helps us worship God in the beauty of His creation.  If you’d like to join us for worship but can’t come in person, we also have access online (just email us and we’ll send you the link), and the sermons are also recorded and listed on our media page on this site. This is a challenging season for many, but God has met us in this “wilderness” and blessed us unexpectedly! Come and join us Sundays at 9:15, and you’ll see why.

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Peace in the midst of the Storm

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has caused many cities to shut down and forced businesses to close. Buzz words like “Social Distancing” and “Essential Services” define our day to day lives. As part of these precautions, Peace Church has decided to suspend Sunday morning services and all public prayer meetings and social gatherings until further notice. We realize this may be disconcerting, but we trust that God will sustain us through the storm. In an effort to continue to make resources available, we will be posting audio services every Sunday. These can be downloaded for free under the MEDIA link above. Additionally, we have set up a giving link where you can give safely online via credit card (see donate button to the right). We pray that the One who calms the storm will be with you and give you peace in these uncertain times. 

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“We’re Debt Free!”

If you’ve ever listened to Dave Ramsey on the radio, you’ll notice he frequently has folks on the show who have just paid all of their bills. On the count of three, they shout in unison, “We’re debt free!” It’s an incredible accomplishment. And now, because of God’s amazing provision in answer to prayer, we’re able to say the same thing as a church.

It seems like only yesterday that we built our first building here on 8.5 acres in North Durham. Now, scarcely nine years later, God has enabled us to COMPLETELY RETIRE OUR MORTGAGE.  We’ve also been able to do this while helping plant other churches. We’ve been blessed, and we are grateful!

Having no building debt is HUGE. This enables us to continue to develop new ways for reaching others with the life-transforming message of Jesus–like we’re now doing through our new children’s ministry, which is growing!

A church is so much more than a building–and not having a mortgage helps us stay focused on the things that matter most. God answers prayer, and we praise Him for His faithfulness! Please pray He will continue to bless us as we take new steps in faithfulness!


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We asked. They answered.

We recently asked some of the people who worship here what being a part of our church family means to them.  Here’s how they responded…

“This wonderful, sweet church brings exactly what its name implies.  I receive Jesus’ peace and direct message to my life every Sunday.”

“Peace Church takes me totally as I am—unconditionally.”

 “When you walk up to the cross on our prayer path, you can feel Jesus’ presence.”

“This is a church that really prays for me and my family.”

 “I don’t know why the Lord led me here, but I’m so glad He did!”

God is at work here in beautiful ways.  Many who visit here for the first time tell us they sense something different as soon as they walk in the door.  We have been deeply blessed, but these are blessings we can’t keep to ourselves.  We hope you’ll come share them with us this Sunday!


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Check out this interview!

Our pastor (Dr. James Banks) was recently interviewed by Daniel Henderson and the 6:4 Fellowship about what it means to pray the Bible’s prayers (the subject of his newest book).  Here’s what he had to say:

Prayer is one of the beautiful things God is doing at our church.   

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We are now on Facebook!  See our pictures from past events and stay connected. (more…)

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