Senior Adults


Being a part of a LIFEgroup at First Baptist Norfolk connects you with a community of people in a similar stage of life. As a senior adult, you face unique opportunities and challenges. LIFEgroups for senior adults are a way for you to continue to grow in your faith, be surrounded by people who care for one another, and serve others. Click on the link below for the latest guide. Most of our groups are meeting over video conference and some are meeting with a simple phone call. For more details, email Liz Fentress.

Homebound LIFEgroup

Are you homebound or know someone who is homebound who would like to be a part of a telephone LIFEgroup that meets weekly?

This group provides prayer support, care, encouragement and an opportunity to find hope in God’s word each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. Homebound group members can join in by calling 1-877-407-0030. When prompted, enter code 0030. For more information contact: Lyle Barstowe – Teacher – 757-523-0409

Young at Heart Monthly Programs

First Tuesday of the month, 10:30 AM
Kempsville Road Location Fellowship Hall

All senior adults are invited to meet each month on the first Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall of our Kempsville Road Location. Each month, we spend time in the Word, pray together, hear from interesting speakers, fellowship, sing, and occasionally have a special feature. The senior adult council meets at 12:45 PM on the same day. Lunch will be provided. Our next meeting is June 1. To register click here or for more information, please contact or phone (757) 461-3226, ext. 281.

Next Meeting: May 4th

Speaker: Seth Peterson, Minister to Families with Students, First Baptist Norfolk

Born to two God-fearing attorneys, Seth grew up fiercely fascinated with two worlds - ministry and law. Resisting having to choose one over the other, he attended Liberty University to become an international missions lawyer, earning a BA in Pre-law (’14) and a MA in Pastoral Counseling (’15). Although being admitted to law school, in obedience to The Lord’s call on his life, Seth withdrew, and attended seminary. Immediately, The Lord opened doors for ministry, including Family Pastor at Union Hill Baptist and Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist, Altavista, VA. He earned his M.Div. (’17) and is nearing completion of a doctoral degree in Christian Leadership. Seth speaks at several conferences and summits each year, but will tell you his greatest joy has been serving as Minister to Families with Students at First Baptist Norfolk, his role since 2019. He has a heart to see intergenerational ministry and is thrilled to share with us about this. Seth enjoys traveling, reading, writing songs, singing, playing guitar, paddleboarding, mountain climbing, and deep-sea fishing.

YOUNG AT HEART Master's Choir

Contact: Harvey Martin (757) 363-7616. This group meets every Tuesday — 1:15 PM Adult Choir Room. The Master's Choir enjoys ministering in nursing homes to shut-ins, church services and wherever invited.


Contact: Ann Reed Click Here to Email or contact person listed under opportunity.

YOUNG AT HEART Linus Blanket Project

Contact: Joyce Harrington Click Here to Email Make blankets and quilts for babies and small children in the hospital.


Bring donations to Young at Heart meetings the first Tuesday of each month for pick-up the same day.


Contact: Sharon and Donn Havice, Trip Coordinator Click Here to Email


Pictures from Senior Adult Summer Camp 2019

August 5-7



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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