our mission

In Habakkuk 1:5, the Lord says, "Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something new in your day, you would not believe if you were told."


God is always working to extend His message of salvation to the ends of the earth. Graciously, He has allowed Central Baptist Church to participate with Him in this mission, here locally in the Ghent neighborhood, in our state, and around the world. For over 100 years Central has been a strong presence here in the Ghent community. We care about our neighborhood and the people who live here and we take Jesus' command to be salt and light where we live very seriously. We also actively participate and support other mission work throughout the United States and around the world. We are constantly reevaluating our mission strategy seeking God's will and help to provide new ways for the Central family to be involved in helping and sharing with others in the Name of Jesus.


Have Questions About How You Can Be On Mission With Us?


If you have questions or would like more information about our mission activities, or if you would like to donate to any project, contact our Church Office at 757.627.4571, contact cbcsec123@verizon.net, or donate here

soup kitchen

Our Soup Kitchen Ministry is open every Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am where our caring volunteers serve hot, nutritious soup and bread to between 60 and 100 people each week. Our Social Hall doors (located on the Colley Avenue side of the Main Building) are open to anyone who has this need. 


Those who enter our warm and inviting dining hall will find friendly smiles and sincere, caring attitudes from our volunteers. We recognize that times of need are incredibly stressful. Our aim is to treat our Monday guests with dignity and compassion, allowing them to feel the warm love of Jesus while they are in a safe and friendly place of rest.


Our Soup Kitchen Ministry is staffed and maintained entirely by friendly and dedicated volunteers. This ministry affords an excellent opportunity for people to volunteer to help in a very meaningful way. Helping people during times of economic difficulty is a compassionate and Christ-like act.


If you have a loving heart for people and desire to volunteer to cook, serve or donate food and/or money for this very important ministry, please let us know. You do not have to be a member of our church to be a volunteer.


If you would like to be a part of this exciting ministry or if you need more info about the Soup Kitchen, please contact us at 757.627.4571 or email us at deweyr1@cox.net.

caring center

The Caring Center is an incredible ministry partnership between Central Baptist Church, local area hospitals, and the City of Norfolk. Located on the third floor of our Education Building, the Center operates 365 days a year providing temporary accommodations and rest for the families of patients being treated at area hospitals. In over twenty years of operation, the Caring Center has hosted over 10,000 guests from around the world, who have found a warm, safe, affordable and loving home away from home during their time of need.


The Caring Center is staffed and maintained entirely by friendly and dedicated volunteers. This ministry offers an excellent opportunity for people to volunteer their time to help in a very meaningful way. Helping families during a time of medical crisis is a compassionate and loving act. 


If you have a loving heart for people and a desire to volunteer, please let us know. You do not have to be a member of our church to volunteer your time. 


If you would like to be a part of this exciting ministry or if you need more information about the Caring Center, please contact us at 757.625.8064 or email us at cusic1@aol.com.