Morning Star Baptist Church has been
in existence for 110 years. Our church was founded by the people of the
Hampton/Phoebus areas in 1896. The late Rev. L.D. Lively was chosen as pastor.
Through the years, three pastors succeeded Rev. Lively. They were the late Rev.
A.A.Hill, Rev. Richard Brown and the late Rev. Marlon Clark. Our first trustees
were Mr. Lewis Lively, Mr. William Hooker and Mr. William Perry. In 1897,
construction was began on a church building. Throughout the years, many
organizations were started. Some of them were Willing Workers, Church Aide
Club, Gospel Chorus and Youth Department, just to name a few.
In 1976, Rev. Wilbur R. Jones was selected as pastor
of Morning Star Baptist Church. He has remained the pastor of our church for 30
years. Through his vision, foresight and determination, Morning Star Baptist
Church has been blessed with continuous growth, a new sanctuary with renovations
to the old sanctuary, complete up-to-date renovations of the fellowship hall,
kitchen and classrooms.
We are a free-spirited church. We love praising the
Lord. You are cordially invited to attend our Sunday Morning Worship Services
and Wednesday Night Bible Studies. We look forward to praising, raising and
uplifting the Lord's name to all.