229 N King St
Hampton, VA 23669
Many African American churches in existence today developed from a small band of worshippers who sat in the "designated section" of a white church. In this respect, First Baptist Church of Hampton is no exception. Our founders worshipped in the balcony of the Hampton Baptist Church located a short distance south of our present church site.
First Baptist moved out of the balcony of Hampton Baptist to a section of Hampton known as P.D., near Washington and Bailey Streets. A freedman named Jim Bailey gave permission to build a church on his land. The simple frame structure was erected in 1865, with Rev. Zechariah Evans (1863-1868) as its first pastor.
We are glad that you decided to visit our First Family online and pray that the available information will serve as a helpful intro to who we are and the exciting work that God is seeking to do in and through this faith family that the Name of our Christ might be exalted and that the residents of our city, nation and world might be healed.
This spirited, family oriented congregation of believers is honoring God's Word and the gifts He has given us by making worship, discipleship, fellowship, evangelism, and ministry relevant to the complex needs of our modern day.
We invite your prayers, presence, and participation at all of our services of worship
and biblical studies and look forward to meeting you and your family upon your arrival to
God's place on the harbor where haven meets heaven!