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 2015, we have continued in a series of messages studying the Pauline epistles, looking at 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).
On the first Sunday of each month, our focus is upon the morning worship service, and concludes with our observance of the Lord’s Table. The service is followed by a First Sunday Fellowship meal in our vestibule. Consequently, on First Sundays, we have neither our discipleship classes nor an evening service. Please see our schedule of services for details.
Our Lord’s Day evening services have included a study 1 & 1 Peter, gleaning wisdom from the experiences of an aged apostle following three decades of faithful ministry in a culture much like our own, then a brief study of Covenant Theology, followed by a study of the origins and trustworthiness of the English Bible, Church History, an overview of the books of Chronicles, and a study of the 1689 London Baptist Confession. Current study information is posted weekly on Grace Notes.
Our Lord’s Day discipleship class is led by Elder Mike Prince. We recently completed a study based on Tim Chester’s book, A Meal With Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community and Mission around the Table. Currently we are studying the Spiritual Discipline of Journaling as we work through the biography George Müller of Bristol by A. T. Pierson. Current study information is available on the Sunday Discipleship page.
Each Wednesday evening, following our fellowship meal at 6:00, we have a short Bible study, usually led by Elder Mike Myers, followed by a time of corporate prayer. We recently studied R.C. Sproul’s “Knowing Scripture”, and then John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” and then “The Attributes of God.” Our current study is on prayer from the view of past saints, led by Pastor Scofield, entitled, “Learning to Pray, from the Church Victorious.”