Sunday Worship

9:30 am – Sunday School

11:00 am – Worship Service

Wednesday Bible Study

10:30 am – Senior Ministry

2917 OLD GALBERRY ROAD, CHESAPEAKE, VA. 23323

Tel. 757-487-0105

Email: info@divinebc.org

Historical Highlights
of
Divine Baptist Church

                In 1863, our church began in the bush disguised with grass to hide its identity.  Divine Baptist Church, being one of the oldest established churches in Norfolk County, grew and gave birth to new congregations.  In 1892, members living in the Gilmerton and New Mill Creek areas applied for and received a charter from our church.  In 1893, both communities were granted this charter to become known as First Baptist Church-Gilmerton and New Light Baptist Church.  With the help of God they became organized congregations in their communities.   In 1917, Divine granted a charter to Saint Julian Creek Chapel and they became New Hope Baptist Church.  “To God be the Glory” for their development, growth and continued success.

          Through the years our church has continued to grow and prosper.  Unfortunately, we experienced a devastating fire in 1945 that destroyed our building.  But through God’s Divine Providence we rebuilt a beautiful edifice and conducted a mortgage burning ceremony on August 12, 1951.  Many new ministries were formed and devoted disciples continuously strive to strengthen our worship and community services.  Additionally, we support two foreign missions’ groups:  one in Haiti and the other in Kenya (East Africa).

          We are proud to be a praying church with a solid Christian Education foundation:  an emerging Sunday School, a rapidly growing Pastoral Bible Study, and an enthusiastic Senior Fellowship Ministry that meets weekly on Wednesday mornings.  We’ve come this far by faith trusting in God’s Word and He’s never failed us yet!  We wholeheartedly believe that “the Bible is not just book, but a holy way of life.”  Our church is always available to those who are truly seeking a personal relationship with Christ.

Pastor Charles E. Hodges
(Founder)
Giving Thanks to Generations Past and Present

Reverend R. W. Wright

Reverend R. H. Balden

Reverend E. Robertson

Reverend Ashbey Lewis

Reverend Charles H. Billops

Reverend Egerton

Reverend C. H. W. Chiles

Reverend Thompson

Reverend I. S. Arnold

Reverend Ernest B. Morris

Reverend S. A. Sanderlin

Reverend William E. Smith

Reverend G. L. Parker

"Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching".
                                                                                           -1Timothy 5:17
Reverend
P.A. Pinkney
Reverend
F. W. Williams
Reverend
John R. Briggs
Reverend
Kelvin McDonald
Reverend
James Simmons

 Past

As one of the oldest  churches in the state of Virginia, Divine Baptist has a long heritiage of  continual faith and service to the Lord 

Present

Divine Baptist prides itself on being a place of refuge and healing through sound teaching and prolific preaching of the The Word of God

Future

God is doing a new thing at "Divine", we would love for you to be a part of it too!