Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. website

is also available

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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)

("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.

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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Web pages updated:
"Sermons from S.N.B.C.":
2 new historical articles about the church.
"Hughes Family Story":
Elliott family pictures; Doxey family information updated; Rev.Melvin J. Hughes retirement program.
"Read Family Story":
new photos; rare diary of Katharine Wauchope Read found, and some of her Bible Study notes; New group portrait with Charles "Savez" Read discovered at Southern Methodist University Library; 15 new articles about Charles Read, one in Spanish; C.W. Read (son of William Francis Read) wife Clara, and Koury family updated. Updated information on the Read-Ball family connection.  John Read's heirs' case in U.S. Southern Claims Commission. John Read information from Meridian, MS. archives.  New information found on Eugene Read in Phoenix, AZ.  Louise Dornin Read: marriage to Jordan D. Cauthen found. New updated records on the Porter and Pratt families as related to the Read family.  More information on Mallory Read's marriage.  Did the U.S. government give pensions to Confederate soldiers after the War Between the States?  Yes.  See the pension papers of the Read brothers who served in the CSA. Complete Confederate Army service records for: William F. Read, Joseph D. Read, John Jeremiah Read.
"The Old South":
Protective Tariffs (taxes) as they affected John Read's cotton plantation prices; Slave auctions continued in Washington, D.C. in 1863, one block from the White House; Lincoln's racist views and his plans to deport the Blacks and create an all-white society in the U.S.; Black Southerners in Confederate Gray; Yankee Confederates: Secession movements in New England prior to the Civil War; Jim Hughes: "The South During Reconstruction" (Audio recording of Jim reading a paper he wrote for a radio broadcast).
4 New Sermons (Rev. Frank Hughes); Summer Concert Series at South Norfolk Baptist, August 1980 (Youth and Adult Choirs); Bluefield College, lecture series with Lisa Sergio, "The Power of Youth in World Affairs."
5 New sermons (Rev. Melvin J. Hughes, Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church).
"Wauchope Family Story":  Complete Confederate Army records for: Chaplain Joseph Walkup (Wauchope).
"Music for Worship, Part 2": More hymns added. The Redeemed Quartet. Shenandoah Christian Music Camp. 100-voice Ontario Youth Choir. Fountainview Academy Singers and Orchestra.
"The Messenger": New additions.
"Church Bulletins":
New additions.

New web page:
"Tensions of the Ministry" (by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.)

New web page: Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr., Retirement Service

Diane Bish performs the "Toccata" from Charles-Marie Widor's 5th symphony during a special two night dedication concert series at the First Baptist Church of Dallas Texas (in which over 7,000 attended!), for the newly installed 149 rank Keates-Geissler pipe organ.  (This video was provided to the public domain and is from her TV series, "The Joy of Music.")

"Lead on O King Eternal" is presented by Diane Bish, organist and The Second Baptist Church Choir of Houston, Texas.  It is from her TV program, "The Joy of Music," with this segment placed into the public domain.  My Dad, Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr., enjoyed watching her television programs that were presented on a weekly basis.

"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!" arr. by Samuel Metzger

(Second Presbyterian, Memphis, TN)