"Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the \ road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." - Matthew 7:13 & 14 "Therefore Jesus said again, 'I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved." -John 10:7 & 9
"Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the \road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." - Matthew 7:13 & 14 "Therefore Jesus said again, 'I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.  I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved." -John 10:7 & 9

Our History

Lebanon Christian Church has her roots among the Baptists in York County.  In 1825 a congregation was influenced by the teaching of "reformers" such as Peter Ainslie. 

 

These men preached that the church should return to the "Bible Only" for the doctrines and practices of the church.  This congregation became known as the "cheesecake" church.  At first the shared an old abandoned Episcopalian Church building with a Baptist congregation.  Later they found themselves locked out of the building 

 

The Church moved to Warwick County in 1834 and began building a new log building across the road from out present location. This building burned mysteriously before completion. Until 1853 the Church met in a slab house which had been erected by those who had labored on the burned building. It was used two years as a place of worship, school house and community meeting place. It too was burned.

In 1859 work began on a permanent brick structure at our present location. It was at this time that the Church name was changed to Lebanon. It was an appropriate choice.  Like Solomon's Temple being built from the forest of Lebanon, this church house and pews were built from the trees on location.

 

The Congregation did not enjoy their new building long due to the coming of the Civil War. During the early months of the war services were suspended. In 1861 the building was used by Colonel Goode of the Mecklenburg Calvary of the Confederacy as a commissary.  In 1862 General George B. McClellan with Federal troops occupied the entire area and used the building as a horse stable. Sometime in the 1860's or early 1870's services were resumed at Lebanon thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Maria Curtis who lived across the road at End View Farm.

 

At the turn of the century Lebanon experienced a period of growth and development which continued until the beginning of WWI when services were again suspended. After the war, services were resumed. The Ladies Aid and Missionary Societies were organized. New pews, new carpet and new furniture were a result of these ladies efforts. The Civil War damaged balcony was restored at this time. It was a copy of the one used for slaves before the war except for its entryway was moved inside.

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Lebanon Christian Church

409 Yorktown Road

 

Newport News (Lee Hall), VA 23603

 

Phone: 757 887-5536

 

  

CCS #8003

Regular Hours



 

Graded Classes
Nursery - High School
Sunday 9:30 AM
Adult Bible Fellowships Sunday 9:30 AM
Morning Worship Service Sunday 10:45 AM
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