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 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. Questions and comments are welcomed, as we all seek to learn together.

Prayer Meeting

On Wednesday nights at 7 pm, we hold our Prayer Meeting in the Fellowship Hall. The informal setting allows us to study and practice what God’s Word tells us about prayer.

Family Night

On the first Wednesday after the first Sunday in each month, our Prayer Meeting is replaced with a Family Night service. We have service/study groups for each family member to attend. The Laymen’s League meets in the Original Fellowship Hall, the Woman’s Auxiliary meets in the new Fellowship Hall, and the Youth meet in the 6-to-12 classroom.

On the first family night of each new quarter (January, April, July, and October), we share a covered-dish dinner at 6 pm. Bring something to share, or just come and take part in the fellowship. Family Night services follow at 7 pm.

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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. Pam Radford (919-333-1218) is our director.

This year, due to the COVID-19 situation, we will not hold VBS.

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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.

Our current Sunday School Superintendent is Wanda Benson, and Janet Codispoti is her assistant.

Teachers: Jeanette Canady & Carolyn Claxton
Ages: birth through 2 years

Pre-K through K
Teachers: Wanda Benson
Ages: 2 through 5 years

Teachers: Pam Radford
Grades: 1st through 5th grade

6 to 12
Teacher: Denise Underwood & Todd Marcom
Grades: 6th grade through High School

Teachers: Scott & Janet Chestnut
Ages: college-aged to senior

Honey Bunn Class
Teachers: Jeanette Canady, Ginger Hill, & Dianne Lancaster
Ages: young to Middle-aged adults

Willard Benson Class
Teachers: Barbara Barbour, Sue Byrd, Johnny Codispoti, Todd Marcom, & Cliff Smith
Ages: Middle-aged to senior adults

Audio Bible Class
Teachers: Dan & Becky Harden
Ages: Middle-aged to senior adults

Power Light Class
Teachers: Janet Jones, Dianne Lancaster, & Joyce Adcox
Ages: Ladies’ class

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Streaming Audio, MP3, Video, & Embedded Audio Player

For your convenience, we offer Streaming Audio links, MP3 links for downloading audio files, embedded HTML5 audio players, and YouTube video links.

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

Date Streaming
MP3s YouTube
September 20, 2020
Homecoming Sermon
Psalm 95:1-7
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 70.8 MB
September 16, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
2 Kings 20:1-6
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 34.8 MB
September 13, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Matthew 6:14-15
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 55.9 MB
September 9, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
Judges 7:1-8
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 43.2 MB
September 6, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
1 Chronicles 21:13
Hebrews 10:31
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 54.8 MB
August 30, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Mark 5:35-36
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 47.4 MB
August 26, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
John 11:41-45
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 39.7 MB
August 23, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Matthew 6:13-20
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 48.4 MB
August 19, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
2 Kings 6:1-7
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 35.4 MB
August 16, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Romans 15:4-6
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 50.8 MB
August 12, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
2 Kings 7:3-11
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 37.3 MB
August 9, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Luke 24:33-53
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 51.8 MB
August 5, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
Mark 5:39-43
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 39.2 MB
August 2, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Matthew 14:13-21
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 57.1 MB
July 29, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
2 Timothy 3:1-5
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 40.4 MB
July 26, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
1 Kings 18:21
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 51.2 MB
July 22, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
John 3:1-5
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 40.1 MB
July 19, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
1 Kings 19:11-12
Zephaniah 3:17
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 53.8 MB
July 15, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
Luke 19:1-10
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 47.2 MB
July 12, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Deuteronomy 4:7-10
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 53.5 MB
July 8, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
Acts 20:7-12
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 31.4 MB
July 5, 2020
Sunday Morning Sermon
Revelation 5
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 47.4 MB
July 1, 2020
Prayer Meeting Sermon
Philippians 2:9-11
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 22.3 MB

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Bible Study

Church Programs:

In addition to a Bible-based sermon preached during our Worship Service, Powhatan offers a Sunday School program, where both new and established members (of all ages) learn the foundations of Christianity, study Biblical passages, and discuss the application of these lessons in our daily lives. This is where we learn “the basics.”

We also offer a Sunday-evening Bible Study service, in which our pastor leads us on an in-depth study of the Bible in a relaxed and interactive atmosphere.

For more details on the services, please see our Services page.

Search the Bible:

Search the Bible for a particular scripture through the Bible Study Tools website. Use the links here, or use the Search the Bible tool at the bottom of the page. Find verses by entering keywords or phrases (forgiven or confess with thy mouth) or by entering the direct scriptural passages (John 3:16 or 2 Timothy 1:7). The Bible Study Tools website offers several Bible translations for searching.

Commentaries Links:

This link takes you to the Commentaries section of the Bible Study Tools website. There are several searchable online commentaries available here to help you. Here are direct links to a few:

How to Use the Commentaries: To use these online commentaries effectively, you should know the book and chapter you wish to learn more about. If you’re not sure of the specific book or chapter you want, use the Search the Bible function described at the top of this page to find the scripture first.

Witnessing Helps:

Romans Road Pocket Roadmap Print this out, cut along the lines, and you’ll have 10 business-card-sized copies of the Romans Road. Keep them in your wallet for reference when you need to explain the basics of salvation, or give them away to people with questions.

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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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The Original Free Will Baptist denomination is rich in its history, and maintains a strong vision to (1) bring spiritual maturity to our people though Biblical preaching and teaching, (2) increase growth by winning the lost to Christ, and (3) increase the number of people involved in ministry through spiritual education and opportunity.

Mission Statement

The mission of the people of God called Original Free Will Baptists is to glorify God. Therefore, we strive to know Christ, build His Church, and make Him known to all people as we continue to seek His will. We believe this mission can be fulfilled through:

John 4:23
“…worship the Father in spirit and in truth…”

We commit ourselves to glorifying God by Worship, which is in the adoration of God. Worship is duly required of all His children through praise, prayer, the reading and preaching of His Word, and should inspire witness leading to discipleship. Every Christian may worship God privately; however, this should never replace the corporate worship of the church.

2 Peter 3:18
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”

We commit ourselves to glorifying God by moving toward maturity through learning, fellowshipping, and doing the work of ministry.

Galatians 6:10
“As we have opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

We commit ourselves to glorifying God by making Christ known to the world, by caring for those of the flock of God, and by demonstrating the love of God to all peoples.

Matthew 10:7-10
“…freely ye have received, freely give.”

We commit ourselves to glorifying God by sharing what we know, what we have, and what we are with all peoples.

Ephesians 4:12a
“For the perfecting (equipping) of the saints for the work of ministry…”

We commit ourselves to glorifying God by equipping all believers for the work of ministry. The church, through its leadership, is to see that the people of God are educated, guided, and cared for that they might become spiritually mature as they do the work of ministry.

(This Mission Statement was officially adopted by the Convention’s Executive Committee on April 11, 1995.)

For more details on what Original Free Will Baptists believe, you may find the following links helpful:

If you have questions, please contact our Pastor, Rev. Roger Hill, directly.

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