Welcome to First Norfolk!

We are everyday people who long to live extraordinary lives filled with hope, joy, and love because of what Jesus has done for us. We have a passion to see the gospel spread not only to our neighbors, but across the U.S. and the world.

Times & Locations

First Baptist Norfolk on Kempsville Road

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

Sunday Worship Gathering Times
8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am - Worship Center
11 am, Spanish - Chapel

First Baptist Norfolk on Volvo Parkway

1516 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sunday Worship Gathering Times
11 am - Worship Center

What about my kids?

We want your children to feel welcome and enjoy their time at church, too! We have small groups available for all ages: Preschool (birth-Kindergarten), Children (grades 1-5), Students (grades 6-12), as well as children with special needs. Explore options for each age group here.


LIFEgroups are the way we connect to each other, build community, and grow in our faith here at First Norfolk. We have many different LIFEgroup options - some meet at our locations on Sunday mornings, others meet in homes throughout the week. Find one that is right for you!

Who we are

Our vision is to serve Hampton Roads to change the world, and we exist to glorify God by winning and leading all people within our reach to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Learn more about what we believe here.


Our Senior Pastor

Dr. Eric Thomas

Dr. Thomas has been the pastor of First Norfolk since 2003. He is husband to Eydie and father to four daughters. He has a passion for preaching God's Word and helping those who are far from God find new life in Christ. Learn about our other church staff members here.

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why am I here? why do I need God?


First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226


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