History of NeABSCO baptist church

The history of Neabsco Baptist Church is interwoven with events that took place in Virginia and throughout our country. Even in the midst of the Civil War, from April 12, 1861 to May 26, 1865, our forefathers practiced their faith in God.

Locally, the slaves labored six days on the Shepherd and Bailey plantations. In applying the scriptures, “Let us not forget the assembling of the saints”, Sunday was set aside as a day of worship. This time period coincided with the first group of Baptist followers in the area who cleared a spot on this land and formed what was known as a “Brush or Harbor Church”. This was the slaves’ haven for worship and the community’s first united place to serve God. The secluded site was nestled in a small cluster of pine and cedar trees. It provided the men, women and children a special place to express their religious desires in safety. This harbor gave them a place where they could sing, pray, testify, giving thanks and praise to God for keeping them safe from day to day and asking that He lead them safely through another week. More

What we believe

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, indwelling the Christian to be able to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Baptism

    Water Baptism is an act of obedience for the believer. It should be preceded by repentance, which simply means "change." It is turning from our sin and selfishness to serve the Lord. It means placing our pride, our past and all of our possessions before the Lord and seek His kingdom; Matt 6:33. It is releasing the control of our lives over to Him. 

    "Peter replied, 'Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.' Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church, about three thousand in all." Acts 2:38, 41 NLT

    Water Baptism is a public testimony - the outward confession of an inward experience. In baptism, we stand before witnesses confessing our identification with the Lord.


     Unlike Baptism, which is a one time event, Communion is a practice that is meant to be observed over and over throughout the life of a Christian. It is a holy time of worship when we corporately come together as one body to remember and celebrate what Christ did for us.