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The New Willow Grove Baptist Church had her humble beginning in the Pleasant Grove District of Old Norfolk County, now the great city of Chesapeake, in the year of 1864. Known first as “Will You Grow Baptist Church”.​

​”She lived in the minds and hearts of those who fostered her birth. Reverend Charles Hodges, who later became our first pastor, donated the land in 1867. Later the land was deeded in the name of Willow Grove Baptist Church. Three trustees of our church made this possible: Henry Nimmo, Joseph Brown, and Henry Godfrey. The cost of this historical event was fifty dollars.”

New Willow Grove Baptist Church: Our History


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