Background: Throughout its more than 130 years, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church has been a progressive congregation. As it supports the spiritual formation of its members, Pullen also leads on issues of social justice, including support for poor and marginalized people, civil rights for all, and championing societal diversity and human rights for all people. Pullen is a welcoming and affirming congregation. While most Pullen members and participants see God’s work and love reflected most clearly in the life and ministry of Jesus, the church supports understanding and respect of other faith traditions.
Affiliations include American Baptist Churches USA, the Alliance of Baptists, Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Bread for the World, Church Women United, Community of the Cross of Nails, Martin Street Baptist Church, the North Carolina Council of Churches, and the Triangle Interfaith Alliance. Pullen also has mission partnerships in Cuba, Zimbabwe, Republic of Georgia, Nicaragua, and Coventry, England. The church has a staff of eleven full and part-time staff.