Campbell to host praise team Sunday

Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3712 Weems Road, Weems, will host the praise team from Great Bridge Presbyterian Church of Chesapeake at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 8.

For more than a decade, Charity Stephens has led the Great Bridge praise band of three vocalists, an acoustic guitarist, keyboardist, bass player and drummer. She has a master’s in piano performance from James Madison University.

“The service will take place in Campbell’s sanctuary to demonstrate that a contemporary service can be done well within the realm of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in a traditional setting,” said elder Monica Fahey.

She and her husband, Joe, were members of Great Bridge for 23 years before moving to the Northern Neck and joining Campbell Church. They experienced the growth of the praise service there, going from one to two contemporary services.

“God has blessed the Great Bridge ministry so richly and they are eager to share their music with other congregations,” said Fahey.

This is an opportunity for area churches wishing to learn more about praise services to witness this vibrant ministry, she said.

Campbell pastor, The Rev. Jim Moseley will be preaching. Campbell hosts a contemporary service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Church school for all ages commences at 10 a.m.