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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.

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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Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.
delivered a sermon for the Christmas Advent season:
"A Significant Prologue"
(John 1:1)
"Birthday of a King." Organist and Choir Master, Russell Matthews, accompanies Mrs. John Dengel, at South Norfolk Baptist Church:
"Once in Royal David's City" is sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge with lyrics:

"See, Amid the Winter's Snow"


"See Amid the Winter's Snow" also known as "Hymn for Christmas Day," was written by Edward Caswall, son of a minister; with music composed by Sir John Goss, an organist at St. Paul's Cathedral, London.

The congregation of Durham Road Baptist Church, Gateshead, England sings this beautiful hymn:

"Angels from the Realms of Glory" sung by the Cleveland Baptist Church congregation:
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

This is a radio drama produced on Christmas Eve, 1958, at WRVC-FM, a Norfolk radio station, where Gwen Whitehurst (Organist at South Norfolk Baptist) was often invited to play the piano, and where Jim and Joe Hughes worked part-time while in college. It is here offered for you at the Christmas season, a time when we remember and honor the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Charles Dickens’ story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future Yet to Come.


This live studio production, which features the great grandson of Charles Dickens, is set within a religious context, with the use of the hymn, “See, Amid the Winter’s Snow,” also known as “Hymn for Christmas Day,” written by Edward Caswall, with music composed by Sir John Goss.  It is found in many hymnbooks, and sung at Christmastime.  This broadcast features the Choir of Temple Church, London with Organist Sir George Thalben-Ball.