Encountering God
Central to the life of our church is the worship of God. In worship, we encounter the Living Lord who comforts us in our hurts and confronts us in our complacency.
Educating the Heart
Even before Easter, Jesus was the One who was “standing up” in the midst of this world, fully aligned with God and God’s vision for the world.
Encouraging Community
Fellowship is a vital part of our faith community. We build relationships by gathering for conversation and to share our stories, deepening both our faith and friendships.
Engaging Our World
As our hearts are awakened through encountering God and we begin to stand up, aligning our hearts with the values of God’s kingdom, we begin to manifest the presence of Christ (Ephesians 5:14).

Freemason Street is an active, open-hearted and open-minded community of committed Christians. Here, all are encouraged to seek God’s presence and practice being the heart and hands of Christ in our world.

A Church with a Heart in the Heart of the City.

Freemason Street is an active, open-hearted and open-minded community of committed Christians. Here, all are encouraged to seek God’s presence and practice being the heart and hands of Christ in our world.

We invite you to experience our ministry through the quality worship of God, small group Bible studies, community service and vibrant fellowship activities.

Founded in 1848, Freemason Street Baptist Church is a vital, living church in the heart of downtown Norfolk.

FSBC - Freemason Street Baptist Church

So, where but at Freemason Street Baptist Church can you hear the steeple bells play tribute to NATO, to St. George and to Prince? Thank you, Sean Bilby for sharing your talents!

It was fun to hear a little girl shout out cheerfully - "Hey, that's Purple Rain!"

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Apr 22nd 12:36pm • No Comments

We are pleased to share that Stephanie Van Leeuwen has joined our church staff as Director of Children and Family Ministries.

Stephanie became a member of Freemason Street in 2004 and joined our staff in 2016.

Stephanie holds a Masters in Elementary Education and a Certification as a Reading Specialist. She served our community as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and as an adjunct in Reading Education at ODU. After many years of helping with our Childrens Committee and serving as the committee's chairperson, Stephanie heard a call to Childrens Ministry and completed her Certification in Children's Ministry through the VBMB.

Stephanie is married to Tripp Van Leeuwen and has two children.

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Apr 4th 2:37pm • 10 Comments