We are glad that you
are considering a visit to First Baptist Norfolk. No matter where you are, what
you believe, or whatever is going on in your life, welcome. We would be honored
to have you as our guest. You'll find warm, engaging people and exciting environments
and opportunities for all ages. Our environment is casual and relaxed, and we
hope you feel at home.
We meet together to
worship at 6 different times each weekend. Our on-campus small groups (we call them LIFEgroups) meet at
8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am on Sundays. Learn more about LIFEgroups.
Sunday - Worship
Center (Kempsville Road)
8:00 am, 9:30 am,
These are our
worship gatherings designed for all ages. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Eric Thomas,
preaches most Sundays in all gatherings. You'll experience music that is
relevant featuring a variety of worship songs by today's leading songwriters as
well as time-tested hymns that all help us worship God in a meaningful way.
These gatherings last about 75 minutes.
11 am (Chapel)
This is our Spanish
language gathering led by Pastor Vernig Suarez.
Sunday - Worship Center (Volvo Parkway)
worship gathering is a good place to go for the first time here.
Someone from the Welcome Team will help you find it. They wear blue
T-shirts and are happy to help. We want you to be comfortable, so we've
created a casual atmosphere. You can grab a cup of coffee in the café.
During our worship gatherings, our band leads us in classic and modern
songs of the church. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Eric Thomas, will have an
inspiring message. The message is broadcast from our Kempsville Road
location most weeks. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey,
you are welcome at First Norfolk.
We offer activities
for all ages on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:00 pm. Find more information here.
The church offices at Kemspville Road
are open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. In the summer, offices are open
Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm.
Our calendar details
other events that occur throughout each week.
If you are visiting
on a Sunday, we encourage you to park in guest parking. There will be signs and
people to help you find this parking area. Guest Parking puts you close to the
lobby entrance, and you'll be able to access guest services or explore on your
own. The worship gathering is a good place to go for the first time here.
For preschoolers (birth
Our Preschool ministry provides these little ones
with a secure, loving environment filled with hands on learning
experiences. Check in at the Preschool Welcome Desk on the first floor. Need more Information?
For children in grades 1 through 5
Our children attend worship with their parents and also
meet in grade level LIFEgroup where they will have friendly, nurturing teachers
who will encourage them to study the Bible and apply it to their lives. They'll
meet new kids and make new friends! Check in at the Children's Welcome
desk on the Second Floor. Need more Information?
For students in grades 6 through 12
Each week 6th-12th grade students gather together to discover God's
plan for their life. Check in on third floor in Room 300. Need
Sundays, we have a Guest Reception following the 9:30 and 11am services. Stop
by and meet our Pastor. If you have questions, or would like to talk
about some other decision, our Ministry staff will be there to help. Look in
our weekly publication, This Week at First, for more information about the
have small groups for all ages. We call them LIFEgroups, and these groups are
where people enjoy making friends, enjoy the fellowship and caring of others,
have great conversation, and in-depth Bible study. Many people make lifelong
friends in LIFEgroups. Being a part of a LIFEgroup connects you with people
in a similar life stage who care for each other, and together grow in
their faith through Bible study and fellowship.
can download a guide here or stop by guest services to find out which group
might be best for you.
mornings, 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am
Roads Center, Sunday mornings 11:00 am
Learn more about LIFEgroups.
Please allow us the
privilege of praying for you. Let us know what we can pray for by filling out the prayer request form.