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Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Church School and worship.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you            
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age                                           
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship


In His Care,

Pastor Joe B. Fleming

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Third Baptist Church
461 Godwin St.
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Phone (757)393-9312
Fax 757-393-2394
Regular Schedule  
  • Early Service
    – 7:30 AM
  • Church School
    – 9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 11:00 AM
  • Noon Day Prayer
    – 12:00 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 6:45 PM
  • Prayer Meeting
    – 7:45 PM
2015 Women's Conference Speaker


Sophia A. Nelson

Career Highlights

  • American award-winning author of Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths & Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama (2011).
  • Award winning journalist for 2013 Essence Magazine Piece, “First Wives Club.”
  • Former White House Correspondent covering First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Popular National Opinion Columnist & TV Cable networks Commentator
  • Fortune 100 Corporate Leadership Diversity Consultant & Trainer
  • Named One of America’s Top Diversity Champions in 2012
  • Highly sought after motivational speaker, life-style expert and leadership trainer in the Fortune 500, industry and universities.

Sophia A. Nelson is a woman on the move, with an emerging global media, writing and speaking platform that is making strides to help all women redefine themselves and unlock their lives by tapping into the power within. Her second highly-anticipated book The Woman Code is a book that New York Times Best-selling Author and Founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington calls, “a book for our time.”

Sophia has appeared on numerous networks such as the BBC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, C-Span, NBC the Today Show, ABC Nightly News with Diane Sawyer, and more as a political & cultural expert, thought leader, and attorney, covering many topics of national and global interest.

Sophia is the author of the award winning 2011 Non-Fiction book, “Black Women Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama”. Sophia is a highly sought after motivational speaker and leadership trainer in the Fortune 500, industry and universities. She contributes regularly to many national media outlets including USA Today, American City Business Journals, Essence Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New York Times and The Washington Post.