About Rise

Because Christ Rose -- Rise Church exists to see people, families, and communities RISE to a new life, with a new hope, and a new purpose.




Joe Maye grew up in Roanoke Rapids, NC before moving to Raleigh where he attended undergraduate and graduate school at North Carolina State University earning degrees in Sport Management, Parks & Recreation, and Public Administration.  Joe also completed an Mdiv in Church Planting through Capital Seminary.  

He is married to Duncan Maye and they have 3 children: Reese, Elsie Jo, and Amos.  The Mayes have lived in Winston-Salem since 2011 and feel blessed to call this city home.






Through King Jesus we have been given a new identity as God's Children and a new place in God's Family.  

We will seek to find rest and joy through our identity in Christ.

We will seek to make this identity in Christ the truth that empowers and sustains our purpose and calling.




Through King Jesus' work on the Cross, we know what love is and the power it holds.

 We are committed to sacrificially loving one another within our Kingdom community.

We are committed to sacrificially loving and serving our neighbor.





Through King Jesus, this world will one day be fully renewed.

As citizens of Jesus' Kingdom, we will seek to reach and disciple the lost so that they can see true renewal in their lives.  

As citizens of Jesus' Kingdom, we will proclaim and portray Kingdom values in anticipation of the promised ultimate renewal of our city.