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Who We Are

The Homeschool Chapel is a weekly community & outreach ministry partner of Watkins Chapel Baptist Church in Middlesex, North Carolina. We are a Christian homeschooling ministry. All of our events and resources will be presented from a Christian perspective. With that said, everyone is welcome whether you attend Watkins Chapel Baptist Church or not. Participation is FREE. However, donations to help cover costs are welcome.

Some events and field trips may have a fee, but we will try to keep them as low as possible. 

We will never let costs become a hindrance to participation.

Our goal is to connect and minister to homeschooling families. Within this ministry, we will have weekly gatherings as well as various types of activities, events, and mission projects to enrich the lives of our larger homeschooling community as well as the world around us.

Director: Billy Rice – Pastor

Communications: Katherine Rice

Mission Statement

The Mission of The Homeschool Chapel at Watkins is best summarized with three words—CHRIST, COMMUNITY, and COMMITMENT.

  • CHRIST – Teach the Gospel and help children and parents grow in their relationships with Jesus.
  • COMMUNITY – Promote friendships among children and families that will last a lifetime.
  • COMMITMENT – Devote ourselves to praying for and serving the homeschool families in our community


The North Carolina Homeschool community is exploding.

Over the last 10 years…

Homeschool Families


















*NC Department of Administration Statistics for 2010-11 and 2022-23 School Years. www.ncadmin.nc.gov

Growth Rates:

Franklin: 163%    Johnston: 300%     Nash: 195%   Wake: 205%   Wilson: 214%

While this community is growing by leaps and bounds, it is largely overlooked by many of our churches. We want to change that.


The Homeschool Chapel will begin on Tuesday, September 5th, and will continue with weekly 2-hour meetings where kids and their parents/guardians will be able to come and worship and experience community together, hear a bible lesson and answer trivia, attend tracks that will peak interests and develop life skills, and a recreational time.

The Schedule will look something like this.

9:30-10:00 – Doors Open

10:00-10:15 – Opening Assembly & Worship

10:15-11:55 – Bible & Life-Skill Breakout Groups

11:55-12:00 – Closing Assembly & Announcements


Pastor Billy Rice – (704) 928-9280

Katherine Rice – (803) 341-5030

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