Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. website

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March 2020:
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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.
"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)
From South Norfolk Baptist Church, the Choir sings, "The King of Love, My Shepherd Is," followed by a sermon, "The Life of Surrender," by Rev. Hughes
From South Norfolk Baptist Church, Stella Pierce and Jimmie Scott sing
"The Christ of Every Crisis."
"Living on Top of Trouble," a sermon by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.
Chauncey German, sings, "My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me." (Recorded at South Norfolk Baptist Church).

Chauncey German
former Choir Director,
South Norfolk Baptist Church
More music and sermons from
South Norfolk Baptist can be found on the webpage:
"Sermons from South Norfolk: AUDIO."
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
(Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra)
(Courtesy of Mississippi Baptist Association)
The All-Ontario Youth Choir of Canada
sings "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and
"It is Well With My Soul"
(Courtesy of the All-Ontario Youth Choir)
"Great is Thy Faithfulness"

Thomas O. Chisholm, who wrote the hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness," was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent on a farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much Scripture as possible in his hymn writing, and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes.

-Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

For those unable to attend Sunday Worship,
we suggest watching the "livestream" from the church we attend,
First Baptist Church,
San Antonio, Texas:

(You can "copy and paste" or type this website address in your computer's browser).

from First Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas,
Dr. Seth Nelson, D.M.A.,
organist, plays "Toccata, Op. 25"
by Boellmann,
for the Postlude,
March 15, 2020.
from First Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas,
March 29, 2020:

Please remember that the Lord’s work through the church needs to continue with our Tithes and Offerings, even when we are not able to attend in person.  Consider mailing a check to your church, or use your church website to donate online, if available.