Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. website

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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 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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(Please note: some of the web pages listed below the one for "Billy Graham" are going to be discontinued indefinitely within the next week. You may want to copy the information you wish to retain.)

"History of the South Norfolk Baptist Church" by the Reverend Doctor H. Edgar Twine"  (The earliest history known to have been written, from the beginning of the church through the mid-1950s and the pastorate of Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.; a manuscript that pre-dates a book written by Dr. William L. Lumpkin on the history of the church.)

"Read Family Story"  news articles: Rev. J.Leighton Read preaches in his father's church; Rev. John Jeremiah Read's Christian influence on a Spencer Academy student.  Information about the Battle of Spring Hill, TN, where Joe Read lost a leg.

"Wauchope Family Story" (now includes Spengler-Wauchope-Read family connections). 
    Information on the Wauchope family from "The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the Royal Families of Europe." Includes information on distinguished Rutherford ministers; and miscellaneous additional information reference the Wauchopes of Capon Bridge, WVA, and other Walkup's related to Joseph Walker Wauchope.
   Confederate Muster Rolls for Rockbridge County, VA listing Walkup (Wauchope) family members.

     Wauchope and Rutherford family tree information:
(Key to understanding the connection between the Wauchope, Rutherford, and Kendrick families).  (Mrs. John Leighton Read's middle name was Rutherford: Katharine Rutherford Wauchope).

     Session Minutes covering the ministry of Rev. William C. Wauchope, Rev. Roe Wauchope, Rev. J.H. Baxter, Rev. H.A.Vanderwank, and Rev. J. Leighton Read, at the Columbia Memorial Presbyterian Church,

Colony, Oklahoma.  {Includes listing of Wauchope/Read children baptism(s).}


"Early Sermons from South Norfolk"

"Memorial Plaques in SNBC"
(Memorial Plaques given in memory of Members and Friends of South Norfolk Baptist Church.

"Vacation Bible School" How it started by Dr. Homer Grice and my introduction to him at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly. The importance of VBS in the work and life of a church.

"The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)," a denomination which splintered from the SBC in 1991 over theological differences, has agreed to start hiring homosexuals for denominational staffing positions.

This new web page has been put, appropriately, at the bottom of the web pages list on this website.  CBF does not, in any way, have a formal connection with the Southern Baptist Convention.  Some SBC churches, have, nonetheless, endorsed both denominations.  Neither my Father nor I ever publicly, in the pulpit, endorsed this splinter group.  The CBF was (past-tense) what was considered a "moderate" group of Baptists. I was familiar with the late Dr. Cecil Sherman of First Baptist, Ashville, N.C., who had been an early supporter of the CBF movement, but not as a liberal organization; rather, as a fundamental, Bible-based organization, without the politics he perceived was then in progress at the SBC's leadership.  I know that he would not approve of the CBF at this point in time, as it can no longer even be considered a "moderate" denomination, but "liberal."  Therefore, as a life-long Southern Baptist, and given the circumstances and policy pronouncements of the CBF leadership, I cannot see why some Southern Baptist Churches should continue to sit on the fence, as it were, and endorse both the SBC and CBF.  Some of these churches allow their members to designate their offerings to go to either the CBF or the SBC.  This must not be.  It's time for SBC churches to stand up for what the Bible says about this morality matter.  And Jesus said in Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for he will either hate the one, and love the other..."

Palm Sunday: March 25, 2018

Susan LaVerriere, violin and Beryl Samia, organ perform the classic Palm Sunday piece by Faure, "The Palms" at The Church on the Cape in Cape Porpoise, Maine:

Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote "The Palms"
Chauncey German, former Choir Director, South Norfolk Baptist Church,  sings "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked," by Geoffrey O'Hara.  He is accompanied by Organist, Gwen Whitehurst. Recorded at South Norfolk Baptist Church.

I walked today where Jesus walked,
In days of long ago.
I wandered down each path He knew,
With reverent step and slow

Those little lanes, they have not changed,
A sweet peace fills the air.
I walked today where Jesus walked,
And felt His presence there.

My pathway led through Bethlehem,
A memory's ever sweet.
The little hills of Galilee,
That knew those childish feet.

The Mount of Olives, hallowed scenes,
That Jesus knew before
I saw the mighty Jordan roll,
As in the days of yore.

I knelt today where Jesus knelt,
Where all alone He prayed.
The Garden of Gethsemane,
My heart felt unafraid.

I picked my heavy burden up,
And with Him by my side,
I climbed the Hill of Calvary,
I climbed the Hill of Calvary,
I climbed the Hill of Calvary,
Where on the Cross He died!

I walked today where Jesus walked,
And felt Him close to me.