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In 1960, the Norfolk Presbytery recognized a need for a church in the Great Bridge area and purchased six and one-half acres of land on the corner of Cedar Road and Briarfield Drive (across from the current Chesapeake City Hall) in anticipation of building a church on that site. Rev. Ira B. Watson,  Jr., began his work in 1962 and after two months of ministry had 35 in Sunday School and 48 in worship. The faithful met for two years in the Great Bridge Elementary School (now Great Bridge Primary School), and Great Bridge Presbyterian Church was formally organized on February 23, 1964.  The dream for a dedicated place of worship was recognized with the completion of a sanctuary in 1967.  Additional building projects included a preschool wing in the 1980’s and a new sanctuary completed in 1999.

In 2014, GBPC celebrated 50 years of ministry and mission, providing many opportunities for people to worship, grow and serve in our church, community, country and throughout the world.  Three long-term pastorates have provided stability for this ministry and mission. Rev. Conrad Crow succeeded Rev. Watson in 1982 and served GBPC for 14 years.  Rev. Ralph R. Herbert, the current senior pastor of GBPC, was called in 1996.

Ministries include a vibrant preschool that has educated the children of the community since 1972. Mid-week programs, Sunday School, retreats, Vacation Bible School and dedicated staff ensure that children and youth learn about the love of God and his promise of salvation.  Adults are encouraged to connect in a myriad of small group opportunities to study the word, share, pray and serve together. A dynamic music ministry encourages the use of musical gifts by providing vocal choirs for all ages, flutes, handbells, praise team, instrumental ensemble, sign language, and drama.

In 2001, a mission trip to Nicaragua ignited a passion for serving and telling others about Jesus in our community, country, and around the world.  We define mission broadly, and support ministries that teach literacy, house the homeless, provide clean water, resource the disadvantaged, help the broken-hearted, visit the imprisoned and seek to touch all we encounter with the love of Christ. We send mission teams each year to support the work of Vida Joven (Young Life) in Nicaragua and install clean water systems through Living Waters for the World.  We also send a team to a location in the United States in conjunction with the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, as well as having 1-2 annual youth mission trips to places such as Washington DC and the Eastern Shore.

  • Upcoming Events

    Jun
    11
    Sun
    all-day Senior Sunday @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    Senior Sunday @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    Jun 11 all-day
    Senior Sunday @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church | Chesapeake | Virginia | United States
    Senior Recognition Sunday is a day we celebrate our graduating senior high school students. Please contact Andrew for more info, drewicus2@gmail.com to have your senior recognized!
    8:45 am Summer Chancel Choir Rehearsal
    Summer Chancel Choir Rehearsal
    Jun 11 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
    Summer Chancel Choir Rehearsal
    Summer singing opportunity!  Join the Chancel choir for the summer, beginning June 11. Easier anthems, Sunday only rehearsals, 8:45 a.m.
    Jun
    17
    Sat
    12:41 am VBS Registration @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    VBS Registration @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    Jun 17 @ 12:41 am
    VBS Registration @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church | Chesapeake | Virginia | United States
    VBS 2017:  July 16th-20th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Ages 3 years through 12th grade (3 yr olds MUST be potty trained) Note:  Nursery care is provided for staff and volunteers who have younger children. REGISTER[...]
    Jun
    18
    Sun
    8:15 am NEW! Begins June 18th @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    NEW! Begins June 18th @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    Jun 18 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
    NEW! Begins June 18th @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church | Chesapeake | Virginia | United States
    Wonder, begins June 18th This series is designed to create an environment to wonder at our creative God and the ways in which God gets our attention. Sermon on the Mount, begins July 3oth This[...]
    Jun
    21
    Wed
    6:30 pm Summer Turbo Groups @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    Summer Turbo Groups @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
    Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Summer Turbo Groups @ Great Bridge Presbyterian Church | Chesapeake | Virginia | United States
    Four-Week Summer Small Group Experiences  Choose from 3 great options! Learn more The Daniel Plan Get Your House In Order The Wonder of It All Dinners Join us for dinner at 6:00 pm!  Cost is $4.  Sign[...]
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    333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
    (757) 547-4706
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    (757) 549-4303
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