Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. website

is also available

at these mirror sites:




"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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Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr. preaching at Lake Drummond Baptist Church:
After retirement from South Norfolk Baptist, Rev. Hughes served as interim pastor at several area Southern Baptist Churches.  Lake Drummond was one of these.
More videos of Rev. Hughes preaching may be found on the "Video" web page.  Sermons and church services may also be found in the "Audio" web page.
"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"
(South Norfolk Baptist Church)
Hammond Coates (Minister of Music)
Gwen Whitehurst (Organist)
Betty LeBlanc (Pianist)
New web pages and web pages updated:

New web page: "Tensions of the Ministry" (by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.)
New web page: Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr., Retirement Service
New web page: Joe at Ridgecrest
New web page: Joe at Old Dominion University
"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 my grandmother, 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; Louise Dornin Read: marriage to Jordan D. Cauthen found. Complete Confederate Army service records for: William F. Read, Joseph D. Read, John Jeremiah Read.
"The Old South":
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, Jr.); Summer Concert Series at South Norfolk Baptist, August 1980 (Youth and Adult Choirs). History of Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly: updated.
5 New sermons (Rev. Melvin J. Hughes, Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church).
"Wauchope Family Story":  Complete Confederate Army records for: Chaplain Joseph Walkup (Wauchope).  New information with pictures of Professor Robert Wauchope doing excavation work at the Long Swamp Creek, east of Ball Ground, Cherokee County, Georgia. New information about Rev. W.C. Wauchope.
"James Read Hughes": Jim and Joe in the Boy Scouts.