About the Church
Our beautiful historic (and completely modernized) house of worship at 216 N. Main Street is a reflection of the vitality of our ministry as Christians and our vision to build lives for the generations that will follow us. Our founders’ vision over 150 years ago has forged our church into the 21st century as a strong community of believers worshiping and ministering in the heart of downtown Suffolk. We have been built by the faith of those who went before us. We have been restored in hope; a hope of dedicated service to God and others. We are challenged to give of ourselves in ministry and mission to others.
Our pastor since 1996 is the Rev. Michael D. Halley. He is a native West Virginian and came to Virginia complements of Uncle Sam’s Navy, in which he served as a chaplain for 22 years. Michael is a graduate of Marshall University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has done post-graduate study at Palmer Seminary, Providence Theological Seminary and Regent University. He is married to the former Carmen Blair, who is a music education graduate of Marshall university. She serves as our church pianist.
Plan a Visit
In worshipping with us, you are likely to find dresses, suits and ties, as well as business casual attire. You are welcome to join us in any attire which feels comfortable to you!
There is ample parking on both sides and behind our building. You can enter from either side entrance or the front door on Main Street.
Early Worship Service
Our Early Worship service begins at 8:45. Like to get up early? Early Worship is a more informal service that includes the same message as our 11:00 service.
Worship begins at 11:00 and typically lasts for one hour. You will enjoy beautiful music from our chancel choir and an inspirational message in the sermon. Our sanctuary is located on the second floor with a balcony on the third floor.
Suffolk Christian has a variety of Sunday School classes for all ages. Sunday School starts at 10:00 and typically lasts until 10:45.
Communion is served during both services on the 1st Sunday of each month. Suffolk Christian practices the gracious tradition of open communion- all are welcome to partake.
A few years ago, Krys Stefansky from the Virginian-Pilot wrote an article on the history of Suffolk Christian Church. Please click HERE to read the article.
Here are some pictures of the windows mentioned in the article.