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"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)

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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.

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"Crown Him with Many Crowns"
from St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales

From Moody Church, in downtown Chicago.....


The Choir sings "He will keep Thee in Perfect Peace."

The Congregation sings "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah."

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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During these days of uncertainty, with the outbreak of the coronovirus, we offer the following words and music of inspiration and assurance.
We encourage all Christians to Pray and read their Bible daily.

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."  (2 Timothy 7:1)

The King of love my shepherd is,

Whose goodness faileth never;

I nothing lack if I am his

And he is mine forever.


Where streams of living water flow,

My ransomed soul he leadeth

And, where the verdant pastures grow,

With food celestial feedeth.


Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,

But yet in love he sought me

And on his shoulder gently laid

And home rejoicing brought me.



In death's dark vale I fear no ill

With thee, dear Lord, beside me,

Thy rod and staff my comfort still,

Thy cross before to guide me.


Thou spredst a table in my sight;

Thine unction grace bestoweth;

And, oh, what transport of delight

With which my cup o'floweth!


And so through all the length of days

Thy goodness faileth never.

Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise

Within thy house forever.


Two Sermons by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.:
"Living on Top of Trouble" and
"How to Handle Your Fear."
Chauncey German, sings, "My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me." (Recorded at South Norfolk Baptist Church).

Chauncey German
former Choir Director,
South Norfolk Baptist Church
Our country celebrates during May, with our Allies, the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe).  I recall a story my Dad told me about his time during the war, before coming to South Norfolk as pastor; he was preaching on Sunday evening in the Berkley Baptist Church in Norfolk.  It was during this that the air-raid warden came around during an alert and had them turn out the lights in the church.  He said he continued preaching in the dark, and that just before coming to the time of invitation, the lights came back on.

There are other stories I might tell about Dad, including when he was working during the summers, filling sand bags at Fort Story; but now, and in memory of my Dad and his devotion to God and our country during World War II; with those times of food stamps, gas shortages, and other hardships; and in memory of my two uncles, Melvin and Irving, who were, at that time, in the Navy, I thought it would be good to present the address given by Britain's Queen Elizabeth who honoured those who died in World War Two on Friday, as she marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, using the occasion to say she was proud of how the public had responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a televised message, the 94-year-old monarch said those who had served during the conflict with Nazi Germany in the 1940s would admire how their descendants were coping with the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown imposed to curb its spread. Elizabeth, who delivered her address exactly 75 years to the hour after her father George VI gave his victory speech to the nation, was a teenager during the war and as a member of the women's Auxiliary Territorial Service, she learned to drive military trucks and become a mechanic. 

I think her words are as applicable for us in the United States as they are for those in Great Britain, during this current time of pandemic, as well as remembrance of our own country's part in World War II with the sacrifice made by many men and women.

This video is a courtesy of the BBC:

May 25th is Memorial Day. 
It is a time when we remember and honor all who have served in our Armed Forces and have died for our country and the freedom which we enjoy today.
From a July 1, 1984 live recording: the Choir of South Norfolk Baptist Church sings "Battle Hymn of the Republic," accompanied by Russell Matthews on the pipe organ:
From a July 1, 1979 live recording from South Norfolk Baptist Church, Doxology (Choir and Congregation), Invocation (Rev. Joe Hughes) Hymn: "The Star-Spangled Banner" (Organist: Gwen Whitehurst; Pianist: Betty LeBlanc):
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