March 31, 2020


The Corona Virus Pandemic has really changed our way of life in just a few weeks! We have been experiencing how it is not to be able to worship together.  The Federal/State Governments as of March 30th have mandated that groups of ten or more not meet together until June 10th.  This mandate is an effort to stop the spread of this dangerous virus. 


Due to this mandate all of our church’s services and activities are cancelled until June 10th.   This action is taken for your protection as well as the protection of others.


During this time I have been posting a daily video devotion on the ELIZABETH RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH Facebook page.  I will continue with the devotions.  The next several Sundays I will be posting an Easter Sermon Series (“The Path to the Resurrection”) on Facebook as well.  (To access our Facebook page, go to Facebook in your internet browser, then search for “ELIZABETH RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH.”)


Annalisa is broadcasting an interactive Sunday school Lesson each Sunday at 10am through the ZOOM app.  These have been great!  It is wonderful to connect with everyone and have our regular Explore the Bible Sunday school Lesson.  Don’t miss out, contact Annalisa for details on how to join this online group.


On these Sundays that we cannot worshiping together, I would suggest a family worship time. This link will give you some assistance on how to hold a family worship time in your home:  There are also some excellent broadcasted worship services on TV.  If you would like to view ERBC’s past worship services you may go on YOU TUBE under our channel:  “Elizabeth River Baptist Church.”


I have missed seeing all of you the last two Sundays. I am praying that we will be able to resume services in June.  Please be in prayer that this virus will be eradicated quickly, and pray for the victims of this virus.


Even though our services are canceled, unfortunately our Church’s financial responsibilities do not stop.  We are asking you as faithful members of ERBC to continue to give your tithes and offerings during this time.


May God Richly Bless You,

Richard Saul




Elizabeth River Baptist Church is a church where we love to worship.
Come worship the Lord with us! 
  SUNDAYS   11:00 AM & 6:00 PM  


Bible study is special at ERBC and woven into all of our activities. Our Sunday school offers classes
for all ages.   


            All of our adult Sunday school classes study from the ”Explore The Bible” curriculum. It is an in-depth, easy to understand study series built to lead groups through major biblical themes and truths for consistent, ongoing Bible study. 

The teaching approach is different in each class.  We invite you to visit our classes to find your learning style.  Adult classes have mixed ages, singles, and couples (unless specified). 

Office Hours:
Monday- Friday 8 am to 3 pm
Elizabeth River Baptist Church
601 Sparrow Road
Chesapeake, Virginia   23325
(757) 420-8478
Fax: (757) 420-5402
If the case of death or emergency please contact 
Pastor Richard Saul
at (757) 995-3528 or email @