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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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Let us pray for the families of those troops who died risking their lives trying to rescue fellow Americans and their allies in Afghanistan; and for those troops who were injured still in hospital.
(More information on this and other religious issues facing our nation are on "WOKE: the New Religion" webpage").

We need a spiritual revival in our country; we need to reaffirm our belief in Almighty God and thank Him for the goodness we have in our country.  We need to pray for changed hearts in our people and in our nation's leadership.  We need a return to the Bible and all that it stands for. A nation cannot be blessed when it is not led properly and it's people do not follow God. 


Christians are to be led by Biblical teachings on how to make wise decisions, both personally, and at the ballot box.  The Bible is our source of wisdom, not so-called 'mainstream media,' 'cancel culture,' and 'woke'.  We must consider what we read and hear, both in our country and abroad; then weigh that against what the Bible says in order to come to a right conclusion about a matter. 


Like many Americans, I was heartbroken over the recent tragic events in Afghanistan.  We need a return to Christian leadership in our country and should fervently pray that it will become so.  I grew up just before the Vietnam era and lost my first college roommate to that war.  When I served in the military for over 20 years, I counseled with troops back from overseas and suffering from PTSD; worked on the psych and surgical wards in a military hospital with active duty patients back from a war zone; and, on some occasions, I had to deliver the bad news overnight to families who had lost a son or a daughter. 

This debacle in Afghanistan is a national tragedy.  We must earnestly pray for those in leadership to seek God's guidance and move our country forward in a positive direction.  The sermon by Rev. Hughes, "The Nation That is Blessed," (further down on this page) speaks to what happens to a country that does not follow the guidance which God is ready to give.


August 2021

A sermon by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.,

"The Nation that is Blessed" (Psalm 33)

from a July 4th service:

Fortunately, many in our country are finally waking up to what many sincere overseas journalists have been seeing and saying for months:


We need a return to Christian leadership in our country.  Consider how President Eisenhower approached the responsibility of the presidency at his second inaugural:

I am thankful for those who gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C, to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 and participate in the
"Let Us Worship" event held there on Sunday, September 12, 2021.