If you're in the military and stationed in the Norfolk, VA area...

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...Come join our extended "family!"

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I'm John Wagner. I'm a retired Navy chaplain. My wife is Yvonne. We live in Virginia Beach, Virginia and together we minister to military men and women stationed in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area. We try to help you alieviate feelings of loneliness, boredom, stress, and homesickness by providing a safe, comfortable, home and family environment where you can get away from your ship or base and back into a real home for a few hours each week.

Our desire is to become friends; to develop close personal relationships with servicemen and women who come into our home by having fun together, eating together, worshipping together, and studying the Bible together; basically, being a surrogate family while you're away from your own family.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in..."

Matthew 25:35-36

If you're stationed here, or are about to be stationed here, check out the things we do; and if you like what you see, and want to participate in our activities, contact us to let us know, and come join our "extended family." There's no charge for the activities or the food.

If you're in the military you are welcome to participate in our activities regardless of your church affiliation, or even if you have no church affiliation. A young sailor asked me straight out one time if he could come and participate in our activities even though he was not a Christian and I said, "Of course!"

If you're stationed here and are married, you and your spouse are both welcome to fellowship with us.

The first time you come over to the house you're a guest. If you come back again you're part of our "family" :)

We provide transportation to and from the military bases in the area if you need it.

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Saturday Activities


Sunday Dinners


Special Events

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Bible Studies

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If you're not stationed in the Norfolk, VA area...

You can still become part of our virtual "extended family"

There are a lot of articles on our web site that are pertinent to young military men and women. All of them are intended to make you think and stimulate discussion. I'll be happy to take the time to interact with you, if you want to talk about any of the issues that are raised in the articles. Or if you have questions about faith, God, Jesus Christ, the baptism with the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, or Christianity in general, email me and I'll be glad to talk with you and help answer some of your questions.



If you're new to the Christian life click on Jesus and check out our Bible study lessons designed to answer questions like, "What happened to me?" or, "What do I do now?"

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If you want to learn how to become a Christian, click on the "Four Spiritual Laws" pamphlet.



Every Christian can receive divine power to be a witness for Jesus Christ through the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Click on the dove to learn more...



Every Christian who has experienced the love of Jesus Christ will want to share their experience with friends and family. Click on the couple to learn how through twelve practical lessons...

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Audio Bible Studies and Sermons



Are you interested in studying the book of Genesis? Click here to listen to our weekly classes.



Are you interested in studying the book of Revelation? Click here to listen to our weekly classes.

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Coming soon...

Yvonne's Recipes!

Do you remember our Sunday afternoon dinners?

The home made bread? The delicious desserts?

They will all be here...

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us."

1 Thessalonians 2:8