Churches & Religions

Upper Room Holiness Church

meets in bld. In front of old ball field in Oakland community.

Prayer Mission Baptist Church

Located off road to the right, off of Rt. 10, in Isle of Wight County, between Cherry Grove Road and Rt. 10, north of Chuckatuck approximately 3 miles.

Bridge of Life Christian Fellowship Church

Started in the last year in the old fire department building.)

Community Christian Center

Started approximately 3 years ago – Located on R oute 10, between Reid’s Ferry and Chuckatuck Village

Friendship Cathedral C. O. G. I. C.

(Church of God in Christ) – 1917 until Present … (Written by Dorothy Bland  Gamble and Willie B. Fulgham, Deaconess, Friendship Cathedral). The Church of God in Christ is a Pentecostal denomination originally organized in Lexington, Mississippi in 1...

Little Bethel Baptist Church

Little Bethel Baptist Church was founded in 1866 and was the center of the Black community in Oakland.   Some of the founding families were:  Robert Edward, Juby Godwin, Callon Hall, George Hall, L. R. Hargraves, Parker Hawkins, Charlie Hines, Andrew Wi...

Diamond Grove Baptist Church

1899 – until present Diamond Grove Baptist Church began in 1898 as a Sunday school in a Sandy Bottom tenant farmhouse owned by Jim Pinner.  It did not last long.  In 1900 Marie Reeves, Priscilla Jordan and Laura Addison Randall invited Rev. Wil...

Oakland Christian Church

1872 – Until Present (Written by Anne Staylor Johnson; Historian, Oakland Christian Church).    On flash drive under name …Please read scanned copy named “Oakland Christian Church” if you cannot get document by name from drive.

Christian Home Baptist Church

1884 until Present Christian Home Baptist Church was founded in 1884 as a “Bush Arbor” church by the following devoted men: Spencer Lassiter, James Gray and Eddie Jordan. They were soon joined by Walter Johnson, C.W. Glover, Sr., A.R. Glover, Sr....

Whitehead’s Grove Baptist Church

1843- 1965 till the Present (The following is excerpted by Beverly Whitley from “A History of Whitehead’s Grove Baptist Church from 1843 thru 1965”, by James W. Horne , III; up-dated by Betty Burris , present member and Rev. Russell Leonard , pre...


1620 – New England Area to more Southern areas until decline and non existence in the Chuckatuck area The Puritans were a group people within the Church of England who were not happy with ways the church was going at that time.[7]   They first ar...

The Religious Society of Friends/Quakers

1650 until present The Religious Society of Friends were a new group of people outside the Church of England who had very different ideas from the other religions in England and began in the1650s.   They met with a great deal of persecution y...

St. John’s Parish

St. John's Episcopal Church Website Graveyard Listing St. John's Episcopal Church Suffolk 1642 until Present Records of early church beginnings are scarce due to lack of records being kept or because some were destroyed by fires. ...

Historic St. Luke’s Church

1632 or 1682 until today In 1607, many settlers who came to Jamestown were faithful to the Church of England. Governing rules reflected those religious beliefs and demands made by the Kings or Queens of England who were considered the head of the Church...

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

Like many other churches in the early days of settlement, the origins of the Methodist started in England. Its founder was John Wesley who went from England to Ireland and then to the Americas. John and his brother Charles came to Georgia...

Other churches located in the area in 2011 are:

  • Bridge of Life Christian Fellowship Church is located in Dr. Thomas’ former office.
  • Community Christian Center is located on Route 10 near Virginia Power.
  • Greater New Hope Church of God in Christ is located on Wren Road.
  • Prayer Mission Baptist Church is located on Lankford Lane in Isle of Wight County.
  • Olive Branch Baptist Church is located on Milner’s Road.
  • Upper Room Holiness Church is located on Route 10 in the Oakland community.