The following people have volunteered to greet visitors and hand out bulletins at the front doors before the Worship Service on Sunday mornings:

February 2017

5 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

12 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

19 – Beverly Casey & Wayne Beal

26 – Pam Radford & Wanda Benson

March 2017

5 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

12 – Janet Jones & Lynn Holloman

19 – Larry & Linda Smith

26 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

April 2017

2 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

9 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

16 – Beverly Casey & Wayne Beal

23 – Pam Radford & Wanda Benson

30 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

May 2017

7 – Janet Jones & Lynn Holloman

14 – Larry & Linda Smith

21 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

28 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

June 2017

4 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

11 – Beverly Casey & Wayne Beal

18 – Pam Radford & Wanda Benson

25 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

July 2017

2 – Janet Jones & Lynn Holloman

9 – Larry & Linda Smith

16 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

23 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

30 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

August 2017

6 – Beverly Casey & Wayne Beal

13 – Pam Radford & Wanda Benson

20 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

27 – Janet Jones & Lynn Holloman

September 2017

3 – Larry & Linda Smith

10 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

17 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

24 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

October 2017

1 – Beverly Casey & Wayne Beal

8 – Pam Radford & Wanda Benson

15 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

22 – Janet Jones & Lynn Holloman

29 – Larry & Linda Smith

November 2017

5 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

12 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

19 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

26 – Beverly Casey & Wayne Beal

December 2017

3 – Pam Radford & Wanda Benson

10 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

17 – Janet Jones & Lynn Holloman

24 – Larry & Linda Smith

31 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7:12

If you would be willing to volunteer, see Wanda Benson. If you are unable to fill in on your scheduled date, please contact Wanda Benson at 919-553-2994.

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BBQ Chicken

Our next BBQ Chicken Fundraiser/Outreach is scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017.

At our semi-annual BBQ Chicken Fundraiser/Outreach, the church body comes together to prepare plates containing:

  • 1/2 chicken, grilled w/BBQ sauce;
  • boiled potatoes;
  • green beans;
  • a dinner roll;
  • a dessert.

Dining options include:

  • eating at the church (in which case, a drink is included with the meal);
  • carry out;
  • local delivery (to the Clayton, NC area – deliveries must be arranged ahead of the event).

With the meal, we include literature about Christianity, salvation, and information about our church.

Come out, support our church, and share in the faith, food, and fellowship!

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Nursery Attendants

The following people have volunteered to staff the Nursery during the Worship Service on Sunday mornings:

June 2017

4 – Teresa Edwards

11 – Wanda Benson

18 – Rita Jones

25 – Hayley Hodge

July 2017

2 – Kim Barnes

9 – Lisa Ross

16 – Jeanette Canady

23 – Teresa Edwards

30 – Rita Jones

August 2017

6 – Wanda Benson

13 – Hayley Hodge

20 – Kim Barnes

27 – Lisa Ross

September 2017

3 –

10 –

17 –

24 –

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7:12

If you would be willing to volunteer, see Kelly Peedin or Wanda Benson. If you are unable to fill in on your scheduled date, please contact Wanda Benson at 919-553-2994.

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Powhatan typically holds church services on Sundays and Wednesdays:

Sunday School

Starting at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings, we meet in various Sunday School classes, divided by age, to learn about the Bible and the foundations of our faith. These small-group settings give us a solid grounding in both the theory and application of living a Christian life, teaching us to develop a closer relationship with God and our fellow man. For details about our classes and their locations, see our Sunday School page.

Worship Service

On Sunday mornings, after Sunday School, we meet in the sanctuary from 11 am to noon for our Worship Service. Our service is mostly traditional, with hymns from the choir and congregation, prayer requests, and special music leading up to a Spirit-led, Bible-based sermon from our pastor. On occasion, we incorporate some praise-and-worship singing into the service. You can listen to recorded sermons on our Sermons page.

Bible Study

Our 6 pm Sunday-evening service is more relaxed and interactive. We meet in the Fellowship Hall and enjoy coffee while our pastor leads us in our Bible study. Currently, we are studying the book of Proverbs. Questions and comments are welcomed, as we all seek to learn together. You can download and read PDF Study Guides from recent Bible Studies on our Sermons page.

Prayer Meeting

On Wednesday nights at 7 pm, we hold our Prayer Meeting in the Fellowship Hall. The informal setting allows us to study what God’s Word tells us about prayer before we join together in lifting our requests and praise to Our Father.

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Condolence Meal Ministry

Whenever a church member (or a member of their family) dies, the church body serves the family a meal after the funeral. This may be held either at the church or at a family member’s home. Our Condolence Meal Coordinator is Wanda Benson (919.553.2994). The effort is further divided among different groups, as listed below:

Coordinator – Wanda Benson 919.553.2994
Group Group Caller Group Members
Servers Linda Bunn
Joyce Carter
Becky Harden
Betty Johnson
Janet Jones
Elgie Rhodes
Meats Janet Jones
Wanda Benson
Jeanette Canady
Sandra Canady
Ellen Evans
Jackie Guy
Pauline Haislip
Ginger Hill
Gala Hogg
Janet Jones
Sandra Peedin
Clara Williams
Fruits & Vegetables Clara Williams
Linda Blackman – green beans
Carol Blinson – corn
Linda Bunn – potatoes
Barbara Chestnut – green beans
Kelly Cormack – butter beans
Sue Greene – butter beans
Becky Harden – deviled eggs
Betty Johnson – deviled eggs
Rita Jones – corn
Ann Narron – potato salad
Breads & Beverages Wanda Benson
Connie Barton
Barbara Barbour
Jeanette Canady
Jane Hardy
Nikki Jones
Joyce Adcox
Wanda Benson
Linda Bunn
Desserts Becky Harden
Joyce Adcox
Joyce Carter
Janet Chestnut
Cathy Lee
Elgie Rhodes
Donna Riggs
Wilhelmina Wall

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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a short summer program ministering to local children and adults. The program features a central theme, and teaches the Gospel message and Bible lessons through stories based on this theme.

Maker Fun FactoryThis year, VBS ran from Sunday, June 11 through Thursday, June 15. Our theme was Maker Fun Factory by Group. Pam Radford (919-333-1218) was our director.

Here are some of our other recent programs:

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Nursing Home Outreach

Powhatan Nursing Home Outreach

Powhatan’s nursing home outreach consists of scheduled monthly visits with the following local nursing homes:

During the visits, God’s Word is shared through hymns and fellowship. The visitation schedule is listed below and on the church calendar, and the visits are open to anyone who would like to attend. For more details, see Becky Harden (919-550-5177).

The Nursing Home Outreach visitation schedule for 2016 is below.


14 – Meadowview

19 – Smithfield Manor


11 – Meadowview

16 – Smithfield Manor


10 – Meadowview

15 – Smithfield Manor


14 – Meadowview

19 – Smithfield Manor


12 – Meadowview

17 – Smithfield Manor


9 – Meadowview

21 – Smithfield Manor


13 – Meadowview

19 – Smithfield Manor


11 – Meadowview

16 – Smithfield Manor


8 – Meadowview

20 – Smithfield Manor


13 – Meadowview

18 – Smithfield Manor


10 – Meadowview

15 – Smithfield Manor


8 – Meadowview

20 – Smithfield Manor

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Serving Teams

To spread the workload, the Laymen’s League and the Women’s Auxiliary have created teams to serve during our three annual dinners-on-the-grounds: Oldest Members Sunday, Homecoming Sunday, and Pastors Appreciation Day.

Dinner LL Team WA Team
Oldest Members Sunday
1st Sunday in August
Charlie Williams
Dan Harden
3rd Sunday in September
Buck Canady
JE Barbour
Pastors Appreciation Day
3rd Sunday in November
Nelson Blinson
Joey Canady

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Choir / Special Music


Our choir is open to anyone who would like to join. With a combination of experienced singers and beginners, anyone can feel welcome and there’s always someone available to help. Our current Choir Director is Barbara Barbour.


Special Music

During the Sunday morning Worship Service, Special Music is brought by a singer or group. The Special Music schedule is below. If you would like to be added into the rotation, please see Barbara Barbour (919-965-6839).

July 2017

2 – Regina Bennett

9 – John Spencer

16 – Sue Greene

23 – Ginger Hill

30 – Youth

August 2017

6 – JE Barbour

13 – Denise Underwood

20 – Regina Bennett

27 – John Spencer

September 2017

3 – Sue Greene

10 – Denise Underwood

17 – Ginger Hill

24 – JE Barbour

October 2017

1 – John Spencer

8 – Sue Greene

15 – Denise Underwood

22 – Regina Bennett

29 – Barbara Barbour

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How to Post

In order to post updates to the online Prayer Requests blog, you must be a member of Powhatan. Contact Scott Chestnut for your username and password. Then just follow the directions below.

  1. At the bottom of the page, you will find a Login option under the Meta heading. Click that to open a login screen.
  2. Enter your username and password. You will be taken to the WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Hover over the + New button at the top until a menu appears. Select Post to open the Add Post screen.
  4. Fill in the post title and content.
  5. Check the appropriate box in the Categories section on the right (“Uncategorized” is for general info posts).
  6. When you are ready for the post to be made public, click the blue Publish button on the right.
  7. After publishing a post, select the View option to make sure it went through. You can use your Back button to return to the Dashboard (to make changes or write more posts), or scroll to the bottom of the website page and click on Logout.

To edit a post you’ve already published, choose the Edit option under Posts on the left. You will see a list of saved posts. Find yours and click the Edit button on the right. Make your changes, and be sure to click Publish to make your changes seen.

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Sunday School

Join our Sunday School program for Christian growth and fellowship. Weekly lessons and scripture study provide a framework for learning Biblical doctrine and history. Our class sizes and informal atmosphere encourage participation in small-group-style discussions. Come grow with us!

The ages listed for each class are guidelines; members are encouraged to attend where they feel comfortable. Click here to see where the classrooms are located, or click the map at the bottom of the page for a printable PDF.

Our current Sunday School Superintendent is Sandra Peedin, and Janet Jones is her assistant.

Teachers: Rita Jones & Ann Narron
Ages: birth through 2 years

Pre-K through K
Teachers: Pam Radford & Amanda Winfrey
Ages: 2 through 5 years

Teachers: Wanda Benson & Jane Hardy
Grades: 1st through 5th grade

6 to 12
Teacher: Kim Canady Barnes
Grades: 6th grade through High School

Young Adult
Teachers: Scott & Janet Chestnut
Ages: young adults

Honey Bunn Class
Teachers: Jeanette Canady
Ages: young to Middle-aged adults

Willard Benson Class
Teachers: Connie Barton, Mike Collins, Barbara Barbour, JE Barbour, & Dan Harden
Ages: Middle-aged to senior adults

Power Light Class
Teachers: Janet Jones & Sandra Peedin
Ages: Ladies’ class

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Laymen’s League

The Laymen’s League meets on Family Nights in the new Fellowship Hall. After a short devotional, the group attends to business. Whether making plans for the next BBQ Chicken Fundraiser or getting together over coffee and biscuits to make sure the church and grounds are in good working order, the Laymen’s League always tries to include a little food and fellowship in its hard work. Our current president is Buck Canady.

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The minutes from the 8/3/2011 meeting are here.


Streaming, MP3, Bible Study Notes, & Embedded Player

For your convenience, we offer Streaming Audio files, as well as MP3 files for downloading. We also have an embedded HTML5 audio player for each sermon, allowing you to play the sermon directly from this page.

This page is updated every Sunday night. If you have a problem accessing these sermons, contact the steward of this site.

Date Streaming
MP3s Notes
August 20, 2017
Mortgage Burning Sermon
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 13.7 MB
August 13, 2017
Morning Sermon
John 19:28-30
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 13.6 MB
August 6, 2017
Oldest Members Sunday Sermon
Joshua 14:6-13
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.5 MB
July 30, 2017
Youth Sunday Sermon
Psalm 121:7-8
Mark 10:27
DJ Brooks
stream MP3 7.9 MB
July 23, 2017
Morning Sermon
Ezekiel 33:11-16
Rev. Fred Baker
stream MP3 11.0 MB
July 16, 2017
Morning Sermon
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.8 MB
July 9, 2017
Morning Sermon
Matthew 11:28-30
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.7 MB
July 2, 2017
Morning Sermon
Mark 10:46-52
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.7 MB
June 25, 2017
Morning Sermon
Exodus 14:13-14
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.3 MB
June 18, 2017
Morning Sermon
Mark 5:21-24; 35-43
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 18.3 MB
June 11, 2017
Morning Sermon
Mark 8:36
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.5 MB
June 4, 2017
Graduation Sermon
Jeremiah 29:11
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 17.0 MB
May 28, 2017
Morning Sermon
Joshua 4:1-7
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 10.4 MB
May 21, 2017
Morning Sermon
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Rev. Roger Hill
No recording due to technical issues.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
May 14, 2017
Mother’s Day Sermon
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.2 MB
May 7, 2017
Morning Sermon
Matthew 26:69-75
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.1 MB
April 30, 2017
Morning Sermon
John 3:16
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 19.2 MB
April 23, 2017
Morning Sermon
Deuteronomy 30:19-20
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.0 MB
April 16, 2017
Easter Sermon
John 20:19-31
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.8 MB
April 12, 2017
Revival Sermon 4 of 4
Matthew 24: 20-25
Rev. Dennis Pollack
stream MP3 17.4 MB
April 11, 2017
Revival Sermon 3 of 4
Jonah 4:1-5
Rev. Dennis Pollack
stream MP3 20.6 MB
April 10, 2017
Revival Sermon 2 of 4
2 Corinthians 2:11
Mark 9:14-18
Rev. Dennis Pollack
stream MP3 20.4 MB
April 9, 2017
Revival Sermon 1 of 4
2 Chronicles 30:25-26
Rev. Dennis Pollack
stream MP3 18.6 MB
April 9, 2017
Morning Sermon
Hebrews 6:4-6
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 17.9 MB
April 2, 2017
Morning Sermon
Exodus 8:1-14
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.0 MB
March 26, 2017
Morning Sermon
Psalm 61
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 13.8 MB
March 19, 2017
Morning Sermon
John 4:4-30
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.6 MB
March 12, 2017
Morning Sermon
Luke 13:10-17
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 14.7 MB
March 5, 2017
Morning Sermon
1 Chronicles 16:7-12
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 13.7 MB
February 26, 2017
Morning Sermon
Matthew 18:11-13
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 13.3 MB
February 19, 2017
Baby Dedication Sermon
Luke 19:1-9
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.7 MB
February 12, 2017
Morning Sermon
James 4:10
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.4 MB
February 5, 2017 No recording due to technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience.
January 29, 2017
Youth Sunday Sermon
2 Corinthians 5:17
C.J. Johnson
stream MP3 5.6 MB
January 22, 2017
Morning Sermon
Psalm 37:1-7,39-40
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 14.8 MB
January 15, 2017
Morning Sermon
Exodus 3:1-10
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 15.9 MB
January 8, 2017 No services due to the snowstorm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
January 1, 2017
Morning Sermon
John 13:21-30
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 16.6 MB

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God’s Plan of Salvation

If you have never come to the place in your life where you have asked Christ to come into your heart and be Lord of your life, and where you know without reservation that Heaven would be your home if you died, you need to accept Christ’s free gift of salvation. It’s easy to do:

Know that God Loves You

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“But God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Admit That You Are A Sinner

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10

Realize God Has The Only Remedy for Sin

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal like through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” John 1:12

Believe You Can Be Saved Right Now!

“Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any many hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him…” Romans 3:20

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10

Get Involved in a Church

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18

When you make a decision to receive Christ, you need the fellowship of fellow Christians who will help you in your growth as a new Christian. You are invited to attend and always welcome at Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Know That You Have Been Forgiven and Saved

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13

If you have just accepted Christ as your personal Savior, please contact us, under no obligation, so we can pray for you and help you begin your life as a born-again Christian.

Do you have a question for our pastor? Would you like to know more about salvation? Click on his name to send an e-mail to Pastor Roger, or call him at 919-553-7885.

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