About Us

PumpORIGINATION: Salem Congregation was originally organized in 1772 as the Congregation Council for the Moravian settlement of Salem, North Carolina. The Council, comprised of the Elders Conference and the Board of Trustees, attended to the spiritual and financial affairs of the community. Since the congregation was not incorporated, title to all of its land was held in trust by a church official known as the “Proprietor”.

INCORPORATION: The incorporation of Salem Congregation occurred as the result of a change in the governance of the town of Salem. The Congregation was originally incorporated January 31, 1874 as The Congregation of United Brethren of Salem and Its Vicinity, commonly called Moravians. An amendment to the charter in March of 1981 changed the name of the corporation to SALEM CONGREGATION.

OFFICERS: President: D. Barry Self,
Vice President: Steve Strawsburg,
Secretary/Treasurer: Peggy Crouse

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Address: 501 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Telephone: 336.722.6504
  • Fax: 336.725.2514
  • E-mail: facilitiesmgr@mcsp.org

PURPOSE: A non-profit organization organized to promote

  • the spiritual and religious life of members of Salem Congregation churches,
  • the Moravian churches belonging to
    Salem Congregation,
  • the communities in which the Moravian
    churches are located, and
  • the purposes of all Moravian churches
    within the United Sates of America and
    elsewhere.
  • To promote education, missions and other programs and purposes common to those Moravian churches within Salem Congregation.
  • To purchase, receive (by gift, bequest or devise), hold, and improve all types of real and personal property, either absolutely or in trust, and to mortgage, pledge, sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same.
  • To administer the spiritual and business affairs of Salem Congregation according to the Rules and Regulations (or By-Laws) as established and amended from time to time by the Central Boards of Elders and Trustees.
  • To carry on and perform any other lawful acts allowed by law for non-profit corporations; provided that in carrying out all the purposes for which this corporation was formed no income or property of this corporation shall be used for any purpose other than for charitable, religious, educational or other like purposes.

MEMBER CHURCHES:

  • Ardmore Moravian Church, 2013 West Academy Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Bethesda Moravian Church, 740 Bethesda Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Calvary Moravian Church, 600 Holly Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Christ Moravian Church, 919 West Academy Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Fries Memorial Moravian Church, 251 North Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Home Moravian Church, 529 South Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Immanuel New Eden Moravian Church, 3680 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, 3401 Konnoak Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Messiah Moravian Church, 1401 Peace Haven Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Pine Chapel Moravian Church, 324 Goldfloss Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • St. Philips Moravian Church, 3002 Bon Air Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Trinity Moravian Church, 220 East Sprague Street, Winston-Salem, NC

BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The business affairs of Salem Congregation is managed by a Board of Trustees, called the Central Board of Trustees and is comprised of members elected by the various congregations of Salem Congregation churches. The Board also manages the financial and property bequests contributed to Salem Congregation.

  • Chairman: D. Barry Self
  • Vice Chairman: Steve Strawsburg
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Peggy Crouse

ELDERS: The spiritual affairs of Salem Congregation is managed by a Board of Elders, called the Central Board of Elders, and is comprised of members elected by the various congregations of Salem Congregation churches.

  • Chairman: The Rt. Rev. Lane Sapp
  • Vice Chairman: The Rev. Joe Moore
  • Secretary: The Rev. Dave Marcus

SPONSORED SERVICES:

  • Easter Morning Sunrise Service
  • Great Sabbath Service
  • Watchnight Service

PROPERTY OWNED BY SALEM CONGREGATION: All located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Property occupied/utilized by the thirteen member churches
  • “God’s Acre” Salem Moravian Graveyard – South Church Street at Cemetery Street
  • Salem Square
  • St. Phillips Church – 911 South Church Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Archie K. Davis Center – 457 South Church Street
  • Belo Home – 455 South Main Street
  • Boys School I – 1 East Academy Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Boys School II – 500 South Church Street
  • Cedarhyrst and Carriage House – 459 South Church Street
  • Fogle Flats – 300-308 South Church Street (Leased to Salem College)
  • Kremer House – 455 South Church Street
  • Moravian Book and Gift Shop – 612 South Main Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Owen Apartments – 416 South Main Street
  • Single Brothers’ House – 600 South Main Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Single Brothers Workshop – 4 West Academy Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • T. Bagge Store – 624 South Main Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Vierling property and terraced gardens – 460 South Church Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Vorsteher’s House – 501 South Main Street
  • St. Philips Moravian Graveyard – Cemetery Street and Salem Avenue
  • Fish Alley/Entry to “God’s Acre” – 335 South Main Street
  • Maiden Lane/Entry to “God’s Acre” – 425 South Main Street
  • First House Lot – 456 South Main Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Second House Lot – 458 South Main Street (leased to Old Salem Museums and Gardens)
  • Pfohl Lot/Belo Garden – 443 South Main Street
  • Vacant Lot – 11 East Bank Street
  • Vacant Lot – 454 South Church Street
  • Vacant Lot – 10th Street