HISTORY OF FAITHWAY BAPTIST CHURCH The first service was the culmination of many months and years of prayer by our Pastor Horacio Hall. In March of 1997, Pastor Hall moved his family here to the Tidewater area to start a brand new local church. For exactly one month he canvassed neighborhoods passed out information about the new work to be started. Faithway Baptist Church held its first service on Sunday, April 20, 1997 at the Greenbrier North YMCA in Chesapeake with fifteen people in attendance. We met at the YMCA on Sunday mornings and in Pastor’s home on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. We had lots of interesting situations back then (having the nursery and classrooms in the bedrooms). We were able to grow and minister to many people for the next year while at the YMCA. In August of 1998, we were able to acquire an office complex and moved all services to 4310 Indian River Road . We grew there and expanded our ministries. Due to an unforeseen situation with the city, we were forced move once again. In March of 2000, we moved our services to Providence Baptist Church and began to share the building with them until September of 2002. In September we had to make another transition, and we moved to 700 Oak Grove Road . After about 3 ½ years there, the Lord wanted to enlarge our territory and in early 2006 we moved into the facility at 910 Oak Grove Road . Marking the longest duration in one location, we worshipped and grew for ten years at 910 Oak Grove Road. In March of 2016, we watched God open doors for us to pursue two new properties here in our new sanctuary at 2123 Smith Ave .
For each of these ministry milestones, God has kept us planted in the city of Chesapeake. We praise the Lord for enabling u s to expand each time we have moved. Although there have been transitions for Faithway, we know that with each move and change God has been ushering us to the next level of service for Him. We have touched many lives over the years with many being saved and baptized. We thank God for each family that has touched our ministry in some way over the past nineteen years. We have several ministries now that are actively touching lives with the gospel message. We praise the Lord for instilling a tiny seed of a vision in Pastor Hall’s heart and with much prayer and service now we see that seed has been planted, watered and is growing.
Faithway Baptist Church held its first service on Sunday, April 20, 1997 at the Greenbrier North YMCA in Chesapeake with fifteen people in attendance. We met at the YMCA on Sunday mornings and in Pastor’s home on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. We had lots of interesting situations back then (having the nursery and classrooms in the bedrooms). We were able to grow and minister to many people for the next year while at the YMCA.
HISTORY OF FAITHWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
The first service was the culmination of many months and years of prayer by our Pastor Horacio Hall. In March of 1997, Pastor Hall moved his family here to the Tidewater area to start a brand new local church. For exactly one month he canvassed neighborhoods passed out information about the new work to be started.
In August of 1998 we were able to acquire an office complex and moved all services there ( 4310 Indian River Road ). We grew there and expanded our ministries. Due to an unforeseen situation with the city, we were forced move once again.
In March of 2000 we moved our services to Providence Baptist Church and began to share the building with them until September of 2002.
During our fifth year of ministry, we had to make another transition; we moved to 700 Oak Grove Road.
During our fifth year of ministry, we had to make another transition; we moved to 700 Oak Grove Road. Marking the longest duration in one location, we worshipped and grew for ten years at 910 Oak Grove Road.
In March 2016, we watched God open doors for us to pursue two new properties here in our new sanctuary at 2123 Smith Ave . For each of these ministry milestones, God has kept us planted in the city of Chesapeake.
We praise the Lord for enabling us to expand each time we have moved. Although there have been transitions for Faithway, we know that with each move and change, God has been ushering us to the next level of service for Him. We have touched many lives over the years w i t h many being saved and baptized. We thank God for each family that has touched our ministry in some way over the past nineteen years. We have several ministries now that are actively touching lives with the Gospel message. We praise the Lord for instilling a tiny seed of a vision in Pastor Hall’s heart and with much prayer and service, now we see that seed has been planted, watered and is growing.