Church History

History of Newington Baptist Church

Established as a mission of Ebenezer Baptist Church during the 1840's, Newington Baptist Church has strived to be a loving light for God's kingdom at the corner of Main Street and Highway 17 in Gloucester County for over 125 years. The church has started three additional mission churches, two of which are still active in the county today: Beulah Baptist Church, Petsworth Baptist Church and Union Prospect Church. In the beginning days, church services were in Newington Academy by our first pastor, Elder Scott. The first building was erected on the property in 1852, although the church did not become independent until 1873. The small brick sanctuary still standing today which houses our clothes closet ministry to the community was built in 1927. A Sunday School wing was extended out from that structure in 1957 and a much larger sanctuary was built in 1966. The existing preschool wing was built in 1981 with the additional educational space, office complex, fellowship hall and gym facility having been completed in 1997.

Our former pastors include; Elders William Wiatt, Noah Allen, and Harry L. Corr, Jean Stephens, Wilfred E. Cholerton, Carlton Myers, Kenneth Russell, William P. Huff III, Philip Jenkins, Marion DuBose and George Turner. Currently, our Senior Pastor is Michael Gray. 


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Newington Baptist Church
6169 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061

Ph: 804-693-2349


OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR: Sundays at 9:00 AM

WORSHIP TIME: Sundays at 10:15 AM

TeamKID (Elementary and Preschool Aged Youth Group) Wednesdays at 6:20 PM

B.L.A.S.T. (Middle- and High-School Aged Youth Group) Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays at Courthouse Restaurant on Main Street at 6:30PM

COMMUNITY GROUPS at various times throughout the week.  Contact the office for more information.

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