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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 Baptist churches in southeastern Virginia dedicated to growing God’s Kingdom. 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

@ Ivy Memorial Baptist Church
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm


We are excited to announce that our PBA Annual Gathering will take place on Monday October 24th and Tuesday, October 25th, at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church.  Here is the basic schedule:

  •  Monday Equipping Breakouts at 4 PM
  •  Monday Worship Celebration 6:30 PM
  •  Tuesday Business Meeting 3 PM
  •  Tuesday Dinner 5 PM
  •  Tuesday Worship Celebration 6:30 PM


Charles asked me an interesting question today. It went something like this, “Do you think our church think of themselves mainly as individual churches or as part of something bigger.”  Without hesitation, I answered “as individual churches.” And that is only natural. But the church that never thinks of itself as belonging to a bigger movement really loses out on the dynamic power that God has in store for his Church. Churches partnering together for the Kingdom goes  all the way back to Biblical times. Even as Paul went around planting churches in the first century, he worked very hard at connecting those churches together with each other for the common good of the whole.

Each year, for two nights in October we come together to celebrate this network of churches    we call the Peninsula Baptist Association. We can do and be so much more together! I have to admit; I never understand the number of our churches who never attend these meetings. Or,   can say is that they are missing out on a truly great time of worship and vision casting. Those  who do come, tend to come regularly. They always leave saying, “I can’t understand why more people don’t come!”

This year our annual meeting will have as a theme “Cross Culture.” This is actually much more than just a theme. It represents a new focus we are beginning to bring churches together at the foot of the cross. God has already begun a work  of bringing diverse churches together. I know this is only the beginning of a movement of God that will result in a greater impact for his Kingdom on the Peninsula. Don’t miss out on the movement! You will be hearing much about Cross Culture at this gathering, including messages from our staff, and a panel discussion of young leaders from intentionally multi-ethnic churches. This newsletter is full of more detailed information about this meeting. Take a few minutes and check it out.


The menu will be BBQ, Baked Beans, and Cole Slaw with Brownies and Ice Cream for Dessert.   The cost is $6 per person.  If you would like dinner we need to have count by the 17th, that will be necessary for planning.  Please email  Linda at pba@peninsulabaptist.org or call 757-596-4587.

Bi-Vo Pastors @ Peninsula Baptist Association
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Innovative Pastor’s @ Peninsula Baptist Association
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Innovative Pastors @ Peninsula Baptist Association
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pastors Dialogue on Race Violence and Poverty
Nov 9 @ 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.


From around the Peninsula Baptist Association

August Network News 2016

  Click on the link below for the August Network News. http://files.constantcontact.com/a38fefb6101/5ade5c73-d5d6-4525-8384-a51a73002a58.pdf

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