– Virginia Beach Church: Essential Church Testimonies
Testimonies from Essential Church, this Virginia Beach church is changing lives. Real people finding real hope and real change through our community. Our motto and mantra is “If it was easy we wouldn’t need God!” Why the name Essential Church? Because we focus on the one essential thing that gets someone from life here on earth into eternity.
Are you looking for a Virginia Beach church? We’d love to meet you. We have two locations: one off Salem Road and one near Town Center.
You are essential to God!
Here’s more about us:
4020 Ware Neck Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Kids’ Champions, the brainchild of the Eliza Hope Foundation and Crosswalk Church in Virginia Beach led by Pastor Steve Lentz, is a children’s ministry for kids with special needs including autism and other developmental differences.
This piece is available for purchase in high fidelity on the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers’ album “Go Song of Mine”:
Melissa Dunphy’s new composition “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?” was selected as the winning work for the 2010 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Composition Competition. The Philadelphia-based composer’s choral work sets excerpts of public testimony given by a WWII veteran before the Maine Senate in a hearing to discuss the Marriage Equality Bill.
“What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?” was performed on May 29, 2010, at Grace and Holy Trinity in Kansas City, MO and First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS. This video is taken from initial footage of the recording session on May 30, 2010, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Kansas City, KS.
The piece was selected from a pool of over 100 submissions, from over 70 composers, hailing from 10 different countries. In choosing the work from a narrowed-down, committee-selected pool of nine finalists, music director and conductor Simon Carrington gave his reasoning behind selecting Dunphy’s work as the winner. “There were plenty of excellent pieces in the sweet-sounding modern idiom which SCCS would make very beautiful, but the strongest (and most individual) piece was Melissa Dunphy’s What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? — a bold and highly effective setting of a thought-provoking text.”
PHILLIP SPOONER’S TESTIMONY (excerpted) and TEXT FOR WHAT DO YOU THINK I FOUGHT FOR AT OMAHA BEACH?
Good morning, committee. My name is Phillip Spooner and I live at 5 Graham Street in Biddeford. I am 86 years old and a lifetime Republican and an active VFW chaplain … I was born on a potato farm north of Caribou and Perham, where I was raised to believe that all men are created equal, and I’ve never forgotten that.
I served in the U.S. Army, 1942-1945 … I worked with every outfit over there, including Patton’s Third Army. I saw action in all five major battles in Europe… I was in the liberation of Paris.
(I have seen much, so much blood and guts, so much suffering, much sacrifice.)
I am here today because of a conversation I had last June when I was voting. A woman … asked me, “Do you believe in equality for gay and lesbian people?” I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her, “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?”
For freedom and equality. These are the values that make America a great nation, one worth dying for.
My wife and I did not raise four sons with the idea that our gay son would be left out. We raised them all to be hard-working, proud, and loyal Americans and they all did good.
A YouTube clip of Spooner’s testimony can be found at
Pastor H. B. Charles preaches for the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Phoenix, AZ presided by Bishop Alexis Thomas
Old Donation Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia had a large, beautiful fellowship hall that could not be used. Echo created by the arched ceiling prevented large gatherings or musical performances. Harold VanderWilt, Senior Warden for the grounds, explains the noise issue and how AlphaSorb Cloud Mount Panels eliminated the echo and made the room look even better!
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While speaking in Virginia Beach, I was invited to speak for a half hour at the Fellowship of the Inner Light Church in Virginia Beach. (More info at FLIPSIDETHEBOOK COM) And eclectic group of individuals who come together to worship from all faiths, the room was filled with people who have had near death experiences, or where there to pray for an ill or recently departed relative.
The references in the talk are to my book “Flipside: a Tourist’s Guide on how to Navigate the Afterlife” and my documentary “Flipside: a Journey Into the Afterlife” both available on Amazon and other websites. For further information, please see flipsidethebook com or flipsidethefilm com – for further information on the Tonglen meditation that I speak of in the video, please search youtube for people who are well versed in its practice. I give a layman’s version of what the meditation means to me, as well as research from the University of Wisconsin via Richard Davidson on the effectiveness of the meditation towards the treatment of depression. While I say the word “cure” in the talk, there’s no one making those claims that I’m aware of – however, the body of evidence coming from Davidson’s lab shows that the meditation can change the shape of the amygdala, the source of depression, after only one session, so worth checking into.
Isaiah Saldivar speaking at the new years conference for the rock church international in Virginia Beach
On July 24, 2014 Charles Barker spoke to local businesses in Virginia Beach at Wave Church. His speech was designed to advocate and encourage local businesses and provide insight into Mr. Barker’s road to success over the years. Are you ready to ride with Charlie?!
Long lines in the rain at Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church Precinct in Virginia Beach, Virginia
This is the 2nd Night of our 25th Anniversary
We opened with a Throw-Back “Ride On King Jesus”