About Us

The Gethsemane Baptist Church is located in the outer urban area of Newport News, VA. While the church is Baptist in denomination, it is not a traditional Baptist Church in worship style and ministry offerings.  The Church holds to the Baptist organizational structure and beliefs as those structures are in line with the Holy Bible. The structure of the church is congregational, which emphasizes the priesthood of all believers. Gethsemane is a church where you can grow spiritually, as an individual or with family and friends. It is a church where you will find freedom of worship and experience the presence of God. The Church welcomes all ages and ethnicities.



Gethsemane Baptist Church is located at 54o5 Roanoke Ave, Newport News, VA 23605. The main campus is conveniently located off of Interstate 664, Mercury Boulevard, Jefferson Avenue and Briarfield Road.

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Meet Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick, Sr. serves as the Pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Dr. Riddick is an experienced pastor with over thirty-eight years of pastoral experience.

Check out his full bio under the "Leadership" tab.

Purpose and Mission

The purpose of Gethsemane Baptist Church is to deliver the powerful transforming ministry of Jesus Christ. The mission of the Gethsemane Baptist Church is to make disciples, minister and empower by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ to families throughout Hampton Roads and beyond.

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Church History

Gethsemane Baptist Church began as a mission on February 12, 1984 with roughly 94 individuals. The mission was officially recognized as an organization in July 1985. The church has grown immensely over the past thirty-two years serving and providing transformative ministry to thousands of families in the Hampton Roads Community and beyond.