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‘He was leading us to this moment’


In a Connections interview, Jason and Julie Johnson reflect on 25 years of service to Triad Baptist and leaving to help found its new City Park Church plant in Winston-Salem....

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No turkey! Triad Turkey Run scores big for students


Triad Baptist Christian Academy added its own record-breaking event to Thanksgiving-themed runs and walks across the U.S. But none started quite like this one. ...

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New classroom is a living lab


Triad Baptist Christian Academy’s first outdoor classroom is giving students a new way to learn earth-science basics. ...

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Praises in the pain


Touched by the influence of the child God used to inspire the song, “Praise You In This Storm,” and help lead her to faith, nurse Mia Creed continues to let her own light shine amid life’s storms....

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Lessons from another ‘Little Guy with a Lunch’


In this Q&A, Children's Pastor Tim Gerber shares what God has taught him through 25 years of children's ministry at Triad Baptist....

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Dinner and a show


Triad Baptist's first dinner theater show runs Oct. 3-5 -- a Smoky Mountain musical comedy, pig pickin' and fundraiser for foster family/orphan care, and other ministries....

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Kyle Cox: A life redirected to make God known


Kyle Cox, who joined Triad Baptist Aug. 5 as its new youth pastor, is excited about equipping a new generation of Christ followers to lead the church and change the world. ...

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A changed life and family


A life-changing decision is one of the legacies from more than 14 years of Vacation Bible School for Wendy and Steve Kluk....

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Student becomes the teacher


An unexpected turn of events last summer gave Austin Hurst a new perspective about a Vacation Bible School ministry he’d experienced at Triad Baptist since 2000....

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New church, new pastor


As Triad Baptist did 25 years ago with Vacation Bible School, Toby Pegram is making his own leap of faith starting the new City Park Church plant in Winston-Salem....

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New name, same mission


Called City Park Church, Triad Baptist Church’s first church plant will meet Washington Park community residents of Winston-Salem where they are through authentic living, service, preaching, teaching, and worship....

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Living with MS


For Lisa Crews, life with MS has brought to life the truth of Jeremiah 29:11: No matter what life brings, with God, there’s always hope....

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A Hawaii wish granted


The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped Hunter Thompson and family celebrate his recovery from a brain tumor with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii....

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2019 Awana Grand Prix benefits ministries


The 13th Awana Grand Prix at Triad Baptist Church helped make a Winston-Salem woman’s home more livable through its first Outreach Ministry Race, and more....

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Moving forward in the ‘Paradise of the Pacific’


Hunter Thompson and family will celebrate his recovery from a brain tumor and their future together with a trip to Hawaii, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation....

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Order up!


A springtime tradition for 20 years, the Junior/Senior Breakfast of Kids Street Children’s Ministry remains an opportunity to serve and to share....

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An in-all-things kind of faith


Whether it was the Triad Baptist nursery or the church’s parking lot or at home, Diane and Earl Hancock have demonstrated what it means to love others and thank God for -- and through -- everything....

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Building by honoring


Toby Pegram, who will plant Triad’s first church in south central Winston-Salem, believes reaching people for Jesus Christ requires Christ-honoring lives, relationships, teaching, and worship....

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Coming March 16: Kay and David Arthur


Triad Baptist Church hosts best-selling writer and teacher Kay Arthur and son, David, on Saturday, March 16, as they explain why “God is Enough” for life’s challenges....

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Service after the storm, and every day


A coastal community swamped by Hurricane Florence – and others closer to home – are glad Triad Baptist members reached out to share God’s love. ...

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Let’s Talk: Devotions for Valentine’s Day


Pastor Rob and other Triad staff members use conversation heart candies to share truths about God's character from their lives....

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Taking cancer to court


A Michigan toddler with a rare form of childhood cancer and his family are the latest beneficiaries of Triad Baptist Christian Academy’s Cancer Awareness Night. ...

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Crosses for Christmas


A Dec. 23 gift for Triad Baptist Church’s Kids Street Children’s Ministry continued the nearly 32-year tradition of Eunice Roberts making cross bookmarks for Christmas....

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Church plant update


A new steering team led by deacon Jason Johnson will begin work in early 2019 to help Triad launch its first church outside of Kernersville. ...

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The Christmas project that saved a marriage


God rebuilt Kim and Jon Lindholm’s marriage in a garage workshop and home business that began with Christmas gifts for others....

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Honoring a legacy


Upward Football referee Harold Simcox is the first recipient of a new service award honoring the legacy of former Upward director and Triad Baptist member Steve Jones....

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Sportsmen’s Day teaches and inspires


Hunting stories, good food, expert tips, and a hunting story with an eternal twist were shared Sept. 29 in the first Sportsmen’s Day at Triad Baptist....

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Blessing back with Operation Christmas Child


Twenty-two years ago, Gabriela Reynolds received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox in Romania. This year, she’s sending her first as a new member at Triad Baptist....

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A light of remembrance


Three years after the loss of her fourth child, Sarah Kilbreth shared her story and ministry with others through the first Pregnancy and Infant Loss & Remembrance Day Oct. 13 at Triad Baptist Church. ...

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More heights to climb

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In his 20th year as lead pastor, Triad Baptist Church’s Rob Decker outlines what’s next for the church in its vision to point more lives to Jesus Christ. ...

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Church plant pastor search update


Triad Baptist Church plans to bring a candidate up for a vote in September to become its new church plant pastor....

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Teaching the Talents


For 15 years, the Kids Street Talent Project has been teaching fifth-graders the importance of letting God grow what you already have....

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Rescued from a Sinking Ship


When two direct hits nearly blew the USS Franklin apart in World War II, John Furrow told God he’d serve Him for the rest of his life if He’d rescue him from the flames....

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Rescued from Drug Abuse

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Phillip Eisenman's hands spell out a message celebrating his newfound purpose in life and the Savior, mother, and ministry that lifted him out of despair....

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Rescued from an Accident

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Despite losing an eye in a freak accident on a golf course, Triad Baptist Christian Academy student Tristan Loflin knows God's plan for his life is far bigger than what he may have lost that day....

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Rescued from an Empty Life


Thankful for a wreck that left him a paraplegic? Yes, says Steve Woodall, who believes his life’s greatest test is his strongest testimony of the power of Jesus Christ....

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Rescued from Diabetes


Before God rescued her with a life-changing call and transplant, Melody Chandler had been a diabetic for 23 years....

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Church plant pastor search update


The Triad Baptist committee looking for the church’s first church plant pastor is on track to extend an offer in July....

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Hoops of Hope


Thanks to Triad youth, some inner-city kids have a new toy to bring smiles and move muscles this summer....

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TBC Missions Ministry House dedicated


A prayer of dedication marked the official opening of Triad’s new home away from home for missionaries. ...

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Women's Prayer Event

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Where do you need God to move in your life? Begin praying with a spirit of expectancy and include times of fasting (see 2 Corinthians 10:3-5). All adult women are invited to join us on July 7, 2018 for a time of focused prayer. Click here to register You may, also, email Teresa Armstrong with questions or for more information about this powerful event. ...

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Ten years of fishin’ and family fun


A private lake in Kernersville again hosted the Family Fishing Day of Kids Street Children’s Ministry....

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‘I have never experienced so much love’


Omeshia Bowens lost her home April 15 when a tornado tore through parts of Greensboro but considers herself blessed -- including for the support from Triad Baptist....

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To the finish in under three seconds


For the 12th year, Awana club night became race night at Triad Baptist as clubbers built and raced their cars for fun, and awards....

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‘Participate and let God work through you’


Whether in the community or at Triad Baptist Church, Eutice Ivey has made his mark as a quiet, steady, and faithful servant....

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We salute you: Triad’s youth honor the troops


Veterans from several service branches appreciated the hot breakfast, gift, and encouraging message from a youth ministry first....

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Blessings in a Bag


Two coaches are giving their Upward Basketball players the chance to put a devotional lesson in action not only on the court but in the community....

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Concerts go ‘in-house’ with Steven Curtis Chapman event April 7

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Triad Baptist breaks new ground in concert promotion as it welcomes its biggest name yet onstage April 7. ...

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Pink on the court for cancer support


Triad Baptist Christian Academy teamed with Harbor of Hope cancer outreach ministry for its third “Pink Out” night Jan. 26 to honor Hunter Thompson and others affected by cancer....

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Charter bus opportunity looms for Triad


Vote through Feb. 7 on a new 37-passenger charter-style bus for the church's fleet and learn about other impacts near and abroad from record end-of-year giving....

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Northern Lights: Open hearts spark Alaska church renewal


Would you leave family and friends behind to heal and rebuild a church thousands of miles away? Rodney and Deanna May did, and God has made all the difference!...

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Wanted: Church Plant Pastor


Triad Baptist plans to hire a Church Plant Pastor to lead efforts to open its first new church somewhere in the Piedmont in 2019....

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Church/university partnership brings Vertical Worship to Kernersville


Piedmont International University has teamed with Triad Baptist, one of its largest supporting churches, to point lives to Jesus Christ Feb. 16 through the music of Vertical Worship. ...

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White Christmas


Getting high used to be the object of Christmas for Sarah Schuster. Now it’s enjoying -- and being renewed -- by Jesus Christ and others who really love her....

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Choir Christmas concert returns


Triad's Christmas offerings are growing in December, as two performances of the musical, "And on Earth, Peace," Dec. 10 follow the church's original drama, "Merry and Bright," on Dec. 1-3....

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An unexpected blessing


Scores of open hearts and wallets later, a Winston-Salem woman again has a dry home for the holidays and reminder that, in Christ, all are one....

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A passion to change lives through media


The creative director for Triad Baptist’s KNOWName Media team has big plans for using video and art to broaden the church’s efforts to point lives toward Christ....

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Lunch fundraiser continues support for pastor


Hundreds showed up for a Nov. 12 fundraiser to support Darrell Fulp, Triad’s College and Career pastor, in his cancer fight....

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Meal and a Meeting

The 2018 budget and missionary support are among the items to be discussed Nov. 1 in the annual meeting after a church-wide meal....

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Open doors and open hearts


Missionaries have a new home away from home whenever they visit Triad, thanks to Duane and Linda Cross....

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Shirts to save


Abby Hurst has designed a new T-shirt to help support ministries helping orphans, sex-trade victims, and others after a historic Triad Baptist mission trip in June....

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A race and a renewal


The first-ever “Fix Your Eyes” 5K did far more than raise money for a Triad Baptist ministry; it helped Robin Fulk go even deeper in her faith walk with God....

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Preparing Christian leaders


Adam Wingate is the director of The Leadership Institute, Triad Baptist's new leadership development program....

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Allies in a teen’s cancer fight


A sudden turn of events put Chris and Melissa Thompson's son, Hunter, in the cancer fight of his life. But they continue to be overwhelmed -- and encouraged -- by an outpouring of support, including a new wristband fundraiser and GoFundMe assistance....

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New rec director: Building body and faith through sports


Jason Shuler, who joined Triad Baptist with his wife, Desiree, and family in March, is the church's new part-time recreation director....

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Living God’s word through small-group ministry


In the first of a three-part series on pastoral staff moves over the summer, Rick Reynolds outlines his plans for Triad Baptist's Connect Groups small-group ministry after assuming leadership from Jared Hoots....

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Walk leads to first 5K fundraiser at Triad Baptist


Meet the couple behind the first "Fix Your Eyes" 5K community walk/run Sept. 9 to benefit a ministry that supports foster and adoptive parents as well as those involved in orphan care....

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Third service joining Sunday morning lineup


Triad Baptist is adding a new Sunday morning acoustic worship service as the church temporarily returns to three services Sept. 17 because of growth....

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Lullaby of service: Nursery duo love their babies


At more than 6,740 diapers changed and countless smiles and snuggles, Terri Crosby and Diane Hancock are in their third decade together as nursery workers....

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Front-yard ministry offers hope through books


Miriam Stanley’s neighborhood pocket library continues a family tradition....

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Hoots leaving Triad to pursue call for adult ministry


Triad's high school and Connect Groups pastor is leaving the church July 31 to further his education as part of plans to become a lead pastor....

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A Mother’s Love


Ashley Avant always knew her mother loved her. But she saw how much during her near-fatal medical crisis this spring....

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Triad Baptist gets a special gift from a Scout


Eagle Scout candidate Bailey Williams' service project is further beautifying the Triad campus....

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Radical Living: Building your money around your faith

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Pastor Rob Decker explains what's behind Triad's "culture of generosity" and giving as an integral part of a daily walk with, and love for, Jesus Christ....

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Changing of the usher guard


Richard Johnston has ended a nearly 18-year run as head of Triad's usher ministry, and Jim Bumgarner is the new leader....

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Radical Living: ‘Take what God has given to you and give it back’

In the final installment of a three-part interview series, Jay Tyner of the Estate Planning Team notes how everyone has a gift God can use. ...

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Let’s Talk: Devotions for Valentine’s Day


Pastor Rob and other Triad staff members use conversation heart candies to share truths about God's character from their lives....

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With love from above, comes Grace

Randy and Lisa Thompson are still praising God for the unexpected blessing of a baby that continues to touch their lives and many others....

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More pink on the court for cancer support

Church and school came together again at Triad Baptist for a special "Pink Out" night to honor and encourage those touched by cancer. ...

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“Gospel Immersion” worship experience is Oct. 22

Contemporary worship leader Braden McKinley and the Triad Worship Band will lead the special night of song and scripture 7 to 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22....

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