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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In Memory of David Edwin Elliott (1951-2018)
brother of Rita Hughes
David Elliott, pictured above, with Katie "Bird" Hughes
"Great is thy Faithfulness" (Mary Ann McCormick)
"When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" by Gilbert Martin performed live at First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS on June 17, 2008, by The Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir.

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

-Isaiah 26:3 

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on Thee.”
When the shadows come and darkness falls,
He giveth inward peace.

O He is the only perfect Resting Place!
He giveth perfect peace.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on Thee.”

In the shadow of the mighty Rock
I lay me down to sleep;
He who watches over Israel
So faithfully will keep.

‘Tis the promise of the Holy One:
“My peace I give to thee.”
Tho’ the storms of life in fury rage,
Thy Refuge sure is He.

Web pages updated:
"Sermons from S.N.B.C.":
2 new historical articles about the church.
"Hughes Family Story":
Elliott family pictures; Doxey family information; Rev.Melvin J. Hughes retirement program.
"Read Family Story":
new photos; rare diary of 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; C.W. Read (son of William Francis Read) wife Clara, and Koury family updated.
"The Old South":
Protective Tariffs (taxes) as they affected John Read's cotton plantation prices; Slave auctions continued in Washington, D.C. in 1863, one block from the White House; Native Americans, British, Chinese, Jews, Irish, Cuban, Black, and Mexican soldiers in the Confederate army;Lincoln's racial views and his plans to deport the Blacks and create an all-white society in the U.S.; What really happened at Ft. Sumpter; R.E. Lee's leadership; Jim Hughes: "The South During Reconstruction."
4 New Sermons (Rev. Frank Hughes); Summer Concert Series at South Norfolk Baptist, August 1980 (Youth and Adult Choirs); Bluefield College, lecture series with Lisa Sergio, "The Power of Youth in World Affairs."
5 New sermons (Rev. Melvin J. Hughes, Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church).
"The Messenger"
"Church Bulletins"
"James Hughes":

New web page:
"Tensions of the Ministry" (by Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr.)

New web page: Rev. Frank Hughes, Jr., Retirement Service