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Welcome to the Peninsula Baptist Association

A network of Baptist churches in Southeastern Virginia

Who We Are

We are a network of churches, equipping churches for Kingdom ministry in southeastern Virginia. Our churches are located in Hampton, Poquoson, Gloucester, Newport News, Williamsburg and the surrounding areas. Are you looking for a church? Click here for listings and contact information about our churches. Our churches range from traditional to blended to contemporary in worship style.

What We Do

The Association is dedicated to equipping our churches for Kingdom ministry. We offer many opportunities for training, networking, mentoring and leadership coaching. Church planting and church revitalization are among our passions. Feel free to browse our site for information on upcoming training events, pastor networks and other resources we provide to churches.

How We Can Serve You

So if you are looking for a church home on the Virginia Peninsula, you have come to the right place! We have large churches, small churches, language and ethnic churches. Our churches meet in hundred year old buildings and brand new public schools. Whether you prefer formal or casual styles, you will find what you are looking for in the PBA! If you can’t find it, contact us and we will help.

Upcoming Events

PBA Vision Night @ Cfrossroads Community Church
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Sunday, April 30, 2017, 6 PM

Crossroads Community Church

1420 Lakeside Drive, Yorktown

Every Spring, we gather for one night to share our vision and to highlight some of the many ministry and mission projects going on in our churches. This is a time of worship, inspiration, testimony, and vision casting. It is also a fun time of exploring what God is doing in our churches through the Mission Fair. (It is not too late to reserve a table to showcase some ministry or mission project from you church.) As usual, we will have light refreshments during the Mission Fair.

Out theme for this year is “Cross Culture”. There is a double meaning to these words. First, as Christians, we are called to adopt the “culture of the cross.” As Paul says, “to put off your old self… and be made new in the attitude of your minds” (Ephesians 4.22-23). The other meaning is that we must cross man-made cultural barriers as we come together as one body. Come celebrate that with us.

Whether you are new to the PBA, or you have been part of us your whole life, there is always something new to discover on Vision Night. This is an event for the WHOLE CHURCH. It is a great opportunity to connect with people from other churches, and to gain ideas and insights from them.



During our Vision Night worship service, we will be voting on two churches to become full members of the association, and another to enter Watchcare. Search Point Bible Fellowship with Pastor Larry Brayboy, is a church plant preparing for their public launch.  They have completed a year of Watchcare.  Antioch Baptist Church, with Pastor William Greene, has also completed a year of Watchcare. Shalom Baptist Church, with Pastor Derrick Perkins has applied to enter into Watchcare.

Since these requests require a vote, we will briefly go into a Business Session. Only those who have been named as Messengers from their church for the year can vote. If you are not sure of your church’s messengers eligibility contact Linda at pba@peninsulabaptist.org.


Innovative Pastor’s @ Peninsula Baptist Association
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Innovative Pastors @ Peninsula Baptist Association
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pastors Dialogue on Race Violence and Poverty
May 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The second Wednesday each month, 11:30 AM to 1 PM, different location each month. An opportunity for pastors to meet across racial lines in honest dialogue. We gather for lunch and conversation related to these big challenges in our communities.  Though we focus on inviting pastors, these gatherings are open to everyone.  we typically have leaders and representatives from NN Police department in attendance.  Contact Melanie at melanie@peninsulabaptist.org to be put on the mailing list.

Prayer Gathering for Pastors and Leaders
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

-The third Tuesday each month, 12 noon to 1 PM, different location each month.  This is a new non-denominational effort to bring pastors together for a focused hour of prayer followed by an optional bag lunch once a month. contact Fred Michaux, pastor of City Life Church at fred@citylifeva.com or (757) 897-8990 for more information.


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