The structure of the church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is vital for the spiritual growth of members and for the fulfillment of the mission of the church. It is the skeleton of the body. The most important elements of the local church structure and organization are the church officer roles and the auxiliary organizations departments.
3400 Kecoughtan Road ~ Hampton, Virginia 23661
Saturday (7th day Sabbath)
Sabbath School 9:45 am ~ 10:55 am
Family Worship 11:15 am ~ 12:15 noon
Prayer Meeting ~ Wednesday 7:00 pm
Ministries to select from:
The Personal Ministries Department provides resources and trains church members to unite their efforts with the ministry and church officers in the final proclamation of the gospel of salvation in Christ. The aim of the department is to enlist every member in active soul-winning service for God.
Hampton Road Bible School
Bible school lessons are provided through various media including printed Bible studies, small group materials, video and DVD, and the Internet. Send Bible studies requests to email@example.com.
Wholeness and health have been an emphasis of the Seventh-day Adventist church since the 1860s when the church began. The Bible reminds us that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we have been entrusted with the privilege of maintaining and improving our spiritual, mental, social and physical health. Health Ministries promotes good health and the prevention of ill health to help achieve this goal of wholeness.
Ms Rhoda Kanna
Head of Health & Temperance
Rhoda Kanna, M.S., has had an interest in healthful living and lifestyle education for several years. One of her greatest satisfactions in life is preparing wholesome and delicious meals for her family and helping others to do the same. She is married to Arvo, a physician, and they have two grown children.
Religious Liberty Ministry
The Adventist church is committed to the principle meaning of religious freedom: The differences in religions, throughout the world, should be respected. What we choose to believe and how we choose to worship should be according to the dictates of our conscience. The Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to defend the right to religious freedom worldwide, by helping all religions find a common ground.
Through the Ministry to People with Disabilities, special attention is given to members and others who have disabilities. The ministry develops programs for witnessing to people who have disabilities, make recommendations to the church board regarding possible actions which could make the church facilities more accessible for people with disabilities, assist the church in transportation solutions for people with disabilities, and advise departmental and church leadership regarding possible involvement of members who have disabilities.
The coordinator of Ministry of People with Disabilities serves as a liaison with organizations providing services for people with disabilities such as Christian Record Services and promotes Christian Record Services programs at Hampton Roads.
Community Services motivates, equips, and mobilizes Seventh-day Adventists to meet unconditionally the expressed needs of the people in the Hampton Roads area. Our goal is to foster a trusting relationship between the Adventist church and the surrounding community, while nurturing people toward a restored, abundant life in Jesus (John 10:10).
Sabbath School Superintendent
The mission of the Sabbath School at Hampton Roads is to be a system of religious education that builds faith and practice. It builds faith through the study of the Scriptures and the doctrines and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It builds practice through the application of biblical principles and the teachings of the Adventist Church in the individual lives of the Sabbath School membership.
Ms Sandra Richards
Head Sabbath School Superintendent
Mr. Michael Mewborn
Americans w/Disabilities Representative
Religious Liberty Representative
Communication concentrates on creating a positive reputation for the Hampton Roads Seventh-day Adventist Church among non-members while creating a positive reputation within its own membership.
Mr. Robert Howard
Personal Ministries Leader & Bible School Coordinator Head
Ms Jeannie Howard
Personal Ministries Secretary & Bible School Assistant
Bob & Jeannie have been married for 34 years and have two grown children. They moved to Virginia in 1986 and have grown to love the rich historic heritage of the area. They were both baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church over 34 years ago and continue to serve the Lord in the Personal Ministries Department at the Hampton Roads Church.
The Children’s Ministries Department exists to develop the faith of children from birth through age fourteen, leading them into union with the church. It seeks to provide multiple ministries that will lead children to Jesus and disciple them in their daily walk with Him, and as such cooperate with the Sabbath School Department and other departments to provide religious education to children.
Some Children's Ministries would include:
- Children's Branch Sabbath School
Mr. David Richards
Children's Ministries Coordinator
David and Anita have been happily married since 1973 and have two grown children and two granddaughters. Anita has been involved with the Cradle Roll for over 27 years and David has been involved with the children and youth of the church in Sabbath School departments and as Children’s Ministries Coordinator. Both strive to minister to the children of the church to help them grow closer to Jesus.
Ms Carrie Clements
The Department of Women's Ministries is committed to encouraging, challenging, equipping, and nurturing Seventh-day Adventist women as they do their part in carrying the Gospel message to the world.
“The Lord has a work for women as well as for men. They may take their places in His work at this crisis, and He will work through them ...They can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life. They can come close to the hearts of those whom men cannot reach. Their labor is needed .” —Welfare Ministry, p 145.
Serving Jesus Behind Bars
The purpose of the prison ministries department at Hampton Roads is to evangelize the local jails and prisons, meeting the spiritual needs of their inmates. We train volunteers through the Potomac Adventist Prison Ministries Organization (PAPMO). This organization is conference wide, and provides Correctional Chaplin Assistants credentials for those who complete the training. Potomac is the only conference of the Seventh-day Adventist worldwide church to offer such credentials.
Matthew 26:36 "... I was in prison
and you came to me."
Hampton Roads also offers an inmate pen-pal program for those who are interested. To enroll, submit you request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Rick Brennan
Prison Ministries Coordinator
Rick and his family moved to Hampton roads in 1999 from Ottawa Canada and have grown fond of the warm weather and the rich history of the surrounding region. Rick and his wife Debbie have been baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist church for 17 years. They have been blessed with six children and two grandchildren.
Mr. George (Garland) Brown
Head of Community Services
Ms. Alena Bratosin
Women's Ministries Assistant