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Who We Are

We are a church located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Check out www.bbcfnc.org for more information about the church.

Berean was officially started on February 7, 1967 in reaction to the liberal influence in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Led by Pastor Sean Harris, Berean is an exceptionally unique church in its commitment to the fundamentals of the faith without the legalistic baggage that is sometimes associated with Independent Baptists. We take a very high view of the Sovereignty of God especially in the areas of the Gospel, man's salvation, end times, and the authority of Scripture in the life of the believer and the church. While we affirm the five solae that emerged from the Protestant Reformation, we are distinctively Baptist in our interpretation of Scripture. Our preaching is categorized as dynamic, challenging, and expository with a commitment to preach and teach through books of the Bible. We primarily use the ESV but frequently reference the KJV, NET, NASB, and NKJV. We reject the idea that there is only one Bible for English-speaking people. We take church membership very seriously. We reject the tenets of the seeker-sensitive church growth movement and the influence of the emergent church.

Our worship is distinctively God- and Gospel-centered with a blend of traditional hymns and praise and worship. Our congregation is very friendly and diverse. Many serve or have served in the US Army or Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg.

We are a growing ministry with much to offer families including a private Baptist Academy (K3-12), a dynamic youth group, and AWANA. We are committed to expository preaching of the Word of God and a focus on discipling believers to the glory of God!

Above all, we seek to proclaim Christ in all that we do.

Our website is comprehensive in its presentation of the church--please check it out to learn more about Berean at wwww.bbcfnc.org and join the conversation at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BBCFNC.

  • We preach from the ESV Bible.

  • 5,860 sermons online

Sean E. Harris

Pastor Sean Harris has been the Senior Pastor for Berean Baptist Church and Academy in Fayetteville, NC since 2006. He served as a member, lay teacher and deacon at Berean from 1987 until he became the Senior Pastor. As the Senior Pastor, he oversees Berean’s ministry to over 1000 residents of Fayetteville, the education of over 400 students, and a staff of 80 employees. He holds a BA in US History from TESC and a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Now retired from the Army, Sean entered the Army on May 5, 1987 in Boston, MA, trained as a fire support specialist, and graduated from Airborne (Abn) School at Fort Benning, GA. Most of his career was spent in the 82d Abn Div where he served as a forward observer, team sergeant, platoon sergeant, firing battery first sergeant and division fire support sergeant major. He graduated from the US Army Sergeant's Major Academy (Class #55). He was the 1993 82d Abn Div NCO of the Year. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (7), Army Achievement Medal (7), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with Arrowhead), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 bronze stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Master Parachutist Badge (with bronze star), Air Assault Badge, and Ranger Tab. He has deployed to combat 4 times with the 82d Abn Div in Panama, Southwest Asia, and Kosovo. Sean enjoys running, cycling, skiing, and writing. He is married to his wife of over 20 years, Pamela and they have one son. Contact Sean at [email protected].

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Berean Baptist Church
517 Glensford Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28314

Service Times

Sundays Preaching: 8:30a | 10:45a | 5p
Sunday School: 9:30a
Wednesdays: Awana 6:15p | Adult Bible Study Groups and Youth 6:30p

Nursery is provided for all services.