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Centurion Interdenominational Church


Meeting at the historic Chapel of the Centurion, inside the moat at Fort Monroe, Virginia.

54 Bernard Road - Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Sunday

10:00 am Worship Service
11:30 am Light Reception  

Wednesday

5:30 pm - Light Meal
6:15 pm - Bible Study  

3rd Friday

5:30 pm - Light Meal
6:30 pm - Movie with Christian theme or Family Friendly values

About Us


Lucious Morton
Sr. Pastor

Lucious B. Morton was installed as the first civilian pastor in March 2012, after the Chapel of the Centurion was decommissioned as an active military chapel. Pastor Morton retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel after serving over 28 years of active and reserve duty. Under his spiritual leadership, Centurion Interdenominational Church has successfully transitioned to a vibrant church that continues to meet the religious needs of Hampton, Virginia and beyond. With a passion for the people of God, Lucious has launched numerous ministries to help the congregation fulfill the mandate of the Great Commission.

Lucious has actively lived out his faith and served the Body of Christ in a variety of ways including Sunday School teacher, Bible Study Facilitator, Christian Counselor, Worship Leader, Choir Director and Director of Men’s Ministries. He was ordained as a church Deacon in 1994 and called to preach the gospel in 2001, where he served as Youth Pastor at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax, Virginia. In 2011, he was ordained at Sharon Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

Our Ministries
 

ADMINISTRATION
Supports congregational services and other operations

ALTAR
Prepares the Communion service and cares for the Altar area

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Supports members to deepen their Christian faith

HOSPITALITY
Plan and provide food for specified church activities

OUTREACH
Manage External Outreach, Benevolent and Bereavement Funds

PASTORAL
Provide spiritual leadership and guidance to the Congregation

WORSHIP & ARTS
Facilitate worship through music and other art forms

 

HISTORIC BUILDING
1858 - 2011

The Chapel of the Centurion was constructed in 1857. Until the last religious service by the US Army in August 2011, the Chapel of the Centurion was the Army’s oldest wooden structure in continuous use for religious services. The Chapel of the Centurion was constructed based on designs by Gothic revivalist- architect, Richard Upjohn. The Chapel is also noteworthy for its stained-glass memorial windows, three of which are attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany and his Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in New York City.

On May 22, 2011, the US Army held a Chapel Decommissioning Service, followed by the last official US Army religious service on August 21, 2011. The service scheduled for August 28, 2011 was cancelled because of Hurricane Irene. On September 4, 2011 (Labor Day weekend), the chapel re-opened its doors – as a civilian church. The Chapel of the Centurion continues the tradition of an Episcopal service at 8:30 am and an Interdenominational service at 10:00 am.

 

HAMPTON CHURCH TODAY
2012 to Present

On March 25, 2012, Lucious B. Morton was installed as the first permanent pastor of the Centurion Interdenominational Church. Our church continues to be an anchor in the Hampton, Virginia community and seeks to be a vessel to all who desires a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father. Our church has a rich heritage and a brighter future as its congregants enter to worship and depart to serve. We invite you to join us at one of our worship services. To God be the glory for the great things He has done!

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