West Suffolk Baptist Church is a Reformed Baptist Church in Suffolk, VA, and exists to glorify God through worship, discipleship, prayer and fellowship, and to spread a passion for God’s glory throughout Suffolk unto the uttermost parts of the world.
We are members of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA). As the above mission statement makes clear, we emphasize the sovereignty of God through the activities of worship, discipleship, prayer and fellowship. Each week there are ordinarily four scheduled teaching times – the Sunday worship service, the Sunday morning discipleship, Sunday evening Bible Study, and the Wednesday evening Bible Study. We gather regularly for fellowship and prayer each Wednesday evening, and for fellowship after the worship service the first Sunday of the month.
During 2012, Pastor Scofield preached through the gospel of Mark, entitling the series “The Gospel in Person,” and focusing upon what Jesus the Christ said and did in His physical body during His earthly ministry. In 2013, we began a series of messages studying the book of Acts. It is entitled “The Gospel Empowered” and is focusing upon the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ through His spiritual body, the body of Christ (Eph 1:22-23), the church of the living God (1 Tim 3:15), from His present location seated at the right hand of the Father (Psalm 110:1-3).
For the first portion of 2013, our Lord’s Day evening services studied 1 Peter, gleaning wisdom from the experiences of an aged apostle following three decades of faithful ministry in a culture much like our own, and this was followed in 2014 with a study of 2 Peter, focusing upon the necessity to grow in our knowledge of God and of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are now studying Covenant Theology.
Our Lord’s Day discipleship class is led by Elder Mike Prince. We recently completed a study of R.C. Sproul, Jr.’s material Economics for Everybody: Applying Biblical Principles to Work, Wealth, and the World. We are currently engaged in a study based onTim Chester’s book, A Meal With Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community and Mission around the Table.
Each Wednesday evening, following our fellowship meal at 6:00, we have a short Bible study led by Elder Mike Myers, followed by a time of corporate prayer. We studied Pastor John Piper’s DVD Teaching Series, “Don’t Waste Your Life.” That was followed by a study based on R.C. Sproul’s “Knowing Scripture”, and we are currently engaged in a study of John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress.”