Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. website

is also available

at these mirror sites:




"To God Be the Glory" was the hymn used to open every Evening Worship Service, broadcast live on WXRI-FM, from the South Norfolk Baptist Church auditorium.


Here is "To God Be the Glory," sung on the 50th anniversary of "Songs of Praise," the oldest Christian music program broadcast on the BBC.

(Video courtesy of the BBC)

("Chaplain Hughes Products" is a restricted site for military Chaplains only. They may contact him with their .mil email via his email for permission to use the material.)

Pastors are encouraged to read and use the sermons by Rev. Hughes in their own sermon preparation study. Pastors can use the entire sermon with title, but cannot publish it on commercial basis, which is under 2012 copyright.


"The Pastor's Pen" was a personal note written by Rev. Hughes in the weekly church paper "The Messenger."  Other pastors may use any of that material they wish, even as is, but may not publish any of those on a commercial or private basis, as they are under 2012 Copyright.


All paintings by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr, on this website, are under 2013 copyright; they are not for public publishing or for sale.

This website now averaging over 500 visitors a month.
"Crown Him with Many Crowns"
from St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales

This website is dedicated to the Glory of God

and to the memory of Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.,

Pastor Emeritus, South Norfolk Baptist Church,

1101 Chesapeake Avenue,  Chesapeake, Virginia

Rev. Hughes served as Pastor of South Norfolk Baptist Church, February 9, 1947--September 30, 1984.  Born in Currituck County, North Carolina, he attended Wake Forest College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ during a revival at the Knotts Island Methodist Church, at age 12, was baptized in the Currituck Sound, and became a member of the Knotts Island Baptist Church, where the family attended.
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New web pages:
“Church Covenant of SNBC, November 30, 1893”

“Historical Sketch of SNBC, compiled by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.”

"South Norfolk: A Demographic Study."
"Atoms from Amos" a Bible Study by Rev. Hughes.
"Tensions of the Ministry" (by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.)
 Mrs. Katharine Hughes. "Growth Through Witnessing" Sunday School notes.
"Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr., Retirement Service"
"Jim and Joe in Elementary, Junior, and Senior High School"
"Joe at Ridgecrest"
"Jim & Joe in College" (Previously titled "Jim & Joe at Old Dominion University"): includes information on where the brothers attended college and Joe's graduate thesis on "Pre-Pearl Harbor Intelligence." 

"Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby: Mysticism Misleading Christians.

"Oprah's Pop Spirituality and Eastern Mysticism, Repackaged for the West": discussed by Rev. Bob DeWaay, in a 4-part video program).

As fall has turned into winter, and with school back in session, many women's groups at churches are reviving up for "Bible studies."    Many church members are familiar with the "January Bible Study" as an excellent and theologically accurate resource.  Unfortunately, many Southern Baptist Churches are not discerning in their choice of materials to use.

One of the prevalent "teachers" being promoted is Priscilla Shirer.  The late Rev. Frank Hughes would not consider using any materials by this individual, and with good reason.  Consider the following information:
What Your Church Needs to Know Before Doing a Priscilla Shirer Study:
Please consider the following 'sermon' reviews which examine the false teaching of Priscilla Shirer before considering the use of her materials in a church.
Priscilla Shirer 'preaches' on "The Multitude" at the Church by the Glades in South Florida.....a review:
"Aspiring to Abundance" is another misreading and misrepresentation of Scripture by Priscilla Shirer:
And finally, this review of "Hearing the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer, should make it plain that this lady is substituting the Word of God with her own "extra-biblical revelation."
Another suspect "Bible study" is one by Henry Blackaby, called "Experiencing God."  Here are three reviews that expose the problems:



By Rev. Ken Silva, Southern Baptist Pastor, and Graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Experiencing God," by Henry Blackaby


Reviewed by:  Rev. Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mysticism in the Church – The Contemplatives – Henry Blackaby

Full discussion and critique of "Blackaby's Experiencing God" is now on a new web page: "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby: Mysticism Misleading Christians.
Something to ponder.........Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections
I have had the opportunity to discuss this matter of false teachers with other Southern Baptist pastors in several states who have given me further insight into those individuals who do not rightly handle God's Word.

Therefore, full discussion of many of the more prominent false teachers, as well as some of the mystics like St. Julian of Norwich*, is examined on the "Spiritual Formation & Contemporary Prayer heresy" web page.

* On Sunday, Feb 17, 2019, I heard a Southern Baptist pastor in a large Baptist church in Texas, seen by hundreds of people on television, use a St. Julian of Norwich quote to close his sermon, using that quote as part of, and context for, the invitation to people to accept Christ as Savior.  The invitation is suppose to be the high-point of a sermon...bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Is anyone else troubled that a Protestant Pastor is promoting a Roman Catholic medieval mystic Nun {who said she saw visions of God} and basically saying that her stuff is good to consume and let it help transform your life?  Anybody out there have a problem with this?  If you don't, you should.  I have included an exposé on this particular Catholic mystic written by Rev. Ken Silva, one of our Southern Baptist seminary-trained pastors, titled, "Setting the Record Straight on Julian of Norwich" on the above-referenced web page.

It is my hope and prayer that pastors, deacons and other church leaders will prayerfully consider what is presented before giving serious consideration to the use of materials by the individuals who are discussed on that web page.  Much careful research and thought has gone into what is presented there.
-Rev. J. Hughes