Have you heard the calling of God?

Are you looking to take your Love for Christ to the next step

Perhaps, you are looking for:
  • Discipleship Certification
  • Education (not just another Bible College)
  • A community to learn, grow and experience your faith
Greater Discipleship Center helps build all of the above – are you interested in learning more?

Rev. Lance Bacon is an ordained bishop in the Church of God with 19 years as a senior pastor. He currently serves in that role at Greater Discipleship Center in Hampton, Va. He earned his Master of Divinity from Regent University in 2016 and in 2022, his PhD at Regent’s School of Divinity.

He delights in his role as an assistant professor of Christian Ministry, Christian Ethics, Christian History, and Theology. Prior to this, Bacon was the recipient of numerous national journalism awards during a 20-year career covering military issues and operations. He is author of the book Hero Dogs: Secret Missions and Selfless Service and The Scariest Word in the Bible.

He is married to Rev. Crystal Bacon, and together they have four wonderful children whom they affectionately call “the Bacon bits.”

Wednesdays @7pm

Sunday March 24 @11am & 6pm
Monday – Wednesday @7pm

Kids Prayer Sundays @ 11am
Wednesdays @ 7pm
Sundays @11am
Disciple- Be one. Make One
Our vision is to help build disciples and rebuild lives through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Whether you are brand new to the church thing or you’ve been around church for a while; we want to say welcome!
Our goal at Greater Discipleship Center is to create environments and experiences where you can encounter God in the midst of your life. Our aim is that you would be inspired by true worship, encouraged by the message, welcomed by our amazing community of people & be reminded that God’s grace is here!
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We are a Church that loves God & people

Greater Discipleship Center located in Hampton, Virgina is a ministry of the Church of God headquartered in Cleveland, TN.

Here you will find a church that seeks to glorify God through the transformation of the individual (salvation), the believer (discipleship), the church (recapturing the biblical essence), and community (outreaching ministry).

This takes place through deepening biblical understanding through Spirit guidance and spiritual disciplines for the purpose of deepening our relationship with God. Our disciples share the love and life of Christ in their families, workplaces, and communities through purposeful ministry and example.
Rev. Lance & Rev. Crystal Bacon
Senior Pastor and Minister of Music
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Our History

In 1988 Cornerstone Fellowship Church of God met in Fox Hill, Hampton, Viginia. In 2018, the congregation relocated to LaSalle Ave in Hampton, with a new vision and a new name: Greater Discipleship Center. Having entered a new season with a new vision, we desire that people know the heart of this ministry when they hear the name of the ministry. 



Our Team

Rev. Lance Bacon: Senior Pastor

Rev. Crystal Bacon: First Lady, Minister of Music, and Women’s Ministry

Rev. Christopher Hensley and Pamela Hensley: Associate Pastor

Rev. Frank Alcorn & Sue Jernigan-Alcorn: Ministry to the Military

Rev. Thomas & Rev. Christy Brown: Children’s Church

Rev. Lanica Tallon and Mike Tallon: Young Adult Ministry

Rev. Crystal Crumbley & Ryland Murphy: Youth Ministry

TBA: Counseling Ministry

Paul Blanco: Director, Men’s Ministry



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Join us every Wednesday @ 7pm and Sunday @  11AM
Greater Discipleship Center You Tube Channel and Facebook Live.

Contact Us!

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Easy access from I-64 Exit 265A.
Though you come as a guest, you will leave as a friend!

• Discipleship Hour @ 10 am
• Worship Service @ 11 am
• Mid-Week Meat Wed. @ 7 pm
 (757) 851-4277
• 1307 LaSalle Ave
  Hampton, Va. 23669