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The passion, mandate and vision of Care Ministries is to demonstrate the loving care of our Savior by ministering to those in need of comfort, care and support. An important aspect of Care Ministries is equipping and encouraging our entire church body to be involved in providing prayer, love and practical acts of caring for one another. A few of Care Ministries programs include: Hearts and Hands, DivorceCare, GriefShare, JobSeekers, and biblical counseling. If you are in need of help or would like to serve, please contact us.

Care Ministries offers classes to help strengthen marriages by applying practical biblical principles. We have premarital classes, marriage enrichment.
More on Marriage Ministries

The Pastoral Care staff provides marriage and individual counseling by appointment. We would be more than happy to help you assess what the next step in the counseling process is for you...whether it be locating a counselor in the area or helping you identify areas in which you need counsel.
More on Counseling

If you are looking for a place to serve in the Care Ministry, we can connect you with many areas of the ministries that will provide you rewarding hands-on experiences.
More on Service Opportunities

We are a church devoted to prayer, knowing that prayer is effective. There are many opportunities to join with others in the various prayer groups that we offer.
More on Prayer Groups

JobSeekers meets Monday mornings in the Student Center.

The Cancer Support group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in WC108, 7:00-9:00 pm. Contact Phyllis Travers, 919-233-0355.

Remember to set aside time to pray for our nation Thursday, May 7th. The Parlor will be available May 7th from 12:00 until 1:00 pm for individual prayer. There will be no service or lunch so that the entire time may be dedicated to prayer.

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Counseling and Discipleship Training.  If you desire to grow in your knowledge of God's Word and learn how to effectively apply it to life issues, you are encouraged to register for the ACBC Counseling and Discipleship Training this fall.  Dates are September 18-19; October 30-31; and November 20-21. Email Melissa for the Colonial 15% discount code. Click here to register for the conference.

Announcing the Colonial Community Bulletin Board!  Colonial members and attendees may post and find things that are for sale, for rent, or for free.  To view available items click here.  To post an item and review the posting guidelines click here or on the Community Bulletin Board logo.

Zoë's Tea House–
Please mark your calendar for upcoming 2015 tea dates:

Summer Days Tea: May 16

A Haven of God’s love, comfort and encouragement.
Ladies, you are invited to a cozy tea where the encouragement and joy of fellowship will be celebrated over “a cup of tea.” Please feel free to invite a friend. Contact: Email Zoë Jarman or call 919-852-1480.
No childcare availabl

Shelter in the midst of life's storms is certainly a statement that describes Care groups at Colonial. We want you to have a place where you can be ministered to through God's Word and through "life-on-life" interaction with others in the midst of your life storms. It is our prayer that you will be able to do just that. More on Care Groups

2015 Care Groups are now meeting on Wednesday nights.  All groups meet at 6:30-8pm on the second floor of the Family Center.

GriefShare will help guide you through the grief process after the loss of a loved one. Contact Angela Bequette.

DivorceCare will help you learn to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your new life. Contact Alex Yefimov.

DC4Kids will help children in 2nd-7th grade recover from the hurt of divorce or separation. Contact Lauren Buboltz.

New Care Ministries--

Linking Arms is designed to connect women (moms, sisters, wives, daughters) of military personnel for encouragement and prayer support while their loved one is actively serving in our nation's Armed Forces.  Contact us for specific meeting times and locations. Click here to email or call 919-233-9100 for more information.

Moms In Prayer– If you are a Mom and have children in school, you are invited to pray for your child and their school. We meet at 12:30 pm in the Prayer Room (WC108, in the gym behind the baptistery) on the 1st & 3rd Mondays, and 7:00 pm on the 2nd & 4th Mondays. If there is a 5th Monday we do a social.  Contact Anne Steckman for details.

Caregivers Support Group, for those providing care to a loved one. This group is focused on sharing experiences, challenges and resources in a confidential and supportive environment. Meets the third Sunday of each month at 4:00-5:30 in FC202A. Contact Nancy Boyd


Tom Zempel
Pastor, Care Ministries

Tom Zempel joined the Colonial pastoral staff in January of 2011. He has served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Central Baptist Seminary in Plymouth, MN since June of 2007. Prior to that he served as the Vice President of Administration, taught in the counseling department and was head of the counseling center since 1994. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and earned a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis. He received a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary in the area of Biblical Counseling. He is a member and Fellow of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. In addition to his pastoral functions at Colonial, Tom is head of the counseling emphasis of the M.A. in Church Ministries and adjunct professor at Shepherds Seminary. Tom and his wife, Jane, have three children: Jonathan (wife Renee), Benjamin, Amy (husband Neil), and six grandchildren.


Stephen Pritchett
Pastor of Care and Counseling

Stephen received his Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Colonial, Stephen served over 10 years as a counseling pastor with vast experience in the ministry of caring and giving spiritual direction. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is certified as a Prepare/Enrich Marriage Counselor.

Walter Ross
Pastor of Visitation

Walter joined the staff of Colonial in August of 1997. He has served as pastor of several churches around the country since 1968. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, and a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Wenham, MA.


Sandra Ferrell,
Administrative Assistant

Melissa Dement,
Administrative Assistant
919-233-9100 ext 1105

Colonial Baptist Church Care Ministry, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary, NC 27518; Telephone: (919) 233-9100