Our Story

How it all started...

In the Spring of 2021, Pastor John Howe began to feel the Lord leading him to plant a new Bible believing church in the Hampton Roads area.  He began to reach out to other Bible believers that he thought might be interested in such a project to gauge their interest.

Pastor Aaron Johnson had long sought to bring a Bible believing church to Suffolk, Virginia.  He and Pastor John had been friends on social media for several years, so when he learned of John's intent to start a new church plant, both men met for breakfast to discuss whether they should team up to begin a new work in Suffolk.  They both agreed that the Lord was leading in this direction.

Truth Baptist Church began holding services on August 1, 2021 at the Comfort Suites Conference Room in northern Suffolk as a Church Plant sanctioned by True Vine Baptist Church in Norfolk.  We are excited about what God has done so far in the infancy stage of our ministry and we are eager to see what He chooses do both now and in the future!

Expanding the vision...

The Bible tells us that, "where there is no vision, the people perish," (Prov. 29:18a).  We believe that there are some visions every Christian should have:
A Vision For the Lost
This produces COMPASSION (Mat. 11:36-38)

A Vision for the Landmarks of our Faith
This produces CONVICTIONS to live by and die for (Prov.22:28).

A Vision for the Lord Himself
This produces CONSECRATION in how we live (Isa. 6:1-6)

A Vision for the Life to Come
This produces CONFIDENCE during the trials of this life (2 Cor. 4:16-18).

Where we are headed...

We are temporarily meeting at the Comfort Suites Conference Room located at 5409 Plummer Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23435.  Our goal is to obtain our own building to truly establish ourselves within the Suffolk community.

In the interim, we are continuing to seek out the lost through evangelistic outreach (public ministry, house to house visitation, tract distribution, & social media), as well as edifying the saints of the Lord Jesus Christ and endeavoring to build them up in their most holy faith.

We hope that you might prayerfully consider if the Lord would have you partner with us to serve Hampton Roads for the glory of God!

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather for Sunday School at 10 AM, Morning Worship at 11 AM, & Evening Worship at 6 PM.