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As a local congregation we believe in diversity and inclusion. We hold a high view of Scripture. Love is our guiding rule.Our mission is to make disciples for Christ for the transformation of the world.If you are looking for a welcoming and family friendly church, contact us. We would love to speak with you and worship God together with you.

A History of Andrews Chapel

During the 1830’s, Methodist Circuit Riders left their headquarters on South Boyland Avenue in Raleigh and came out to preach in the log school house, located on the property of Mr. Thomas Cozart.  Preaching was usually held once a month and sometimes on Saturdays. 

The church was first known as Chapel Church, but was not an organized church. In 1843 members who attended Chapel Church organized as a Methodist church. Soon after organizing, a strong interest developed to build a church building.  

Mr.  Cozart sold two acres, including the log school house,  to the trustees of the newly organized church. He sold this property for five dollars, with each trustee paying fifty cents. The deed for this property was registered in Wake County on February 21, 1846. Work began on a new one-room church building. The members of the church donated their time, labor, and money for the new building’s construction. Finally, after three years, a frame building approximately twenty-four feet by thirty feet was completed. 

In 1899 Mr. Ned Barrow from Soapstone, while assisting in a revival at Andrews Chapel, announced that the church needed a new building. He made this announcement dramatically, tossing a half dollar on the  altar to start the building fund. With the contributions of many members and friends, the new building became a reality. About three hundred people attended the dedication of the new church on the fifth Sunday in May, 1900. 

In 1927 the church acquired the Chandler School building on Leesville Road, the site of the present sanctuary.  In 1929, the old church was dismantled, and some of the materials were used to build the present Fellowship House. 

In 2023, Andrews Chapel will celebrate 180 years of faithful service as an organized Methodist church. A rich heritage of Christian dedication has enriched the life of the Andrews Chapel community. In a world of confusion and conflict, it brings peace to remember and participate in the fellowship of our church home.