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 will defend his PhD dissertation at Regent’s School of Divinity in the fall. 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.”


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 is a ministry of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.). 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.

Revs. Lance & Crystal Bacon
Senior Pastor and Minister of Music
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Our History

GDC was organized in 1988 as Cornerstone Fellowship Church of God. It met in Fox Hill until 2018, when the congregation relocated to LaSalle Ave. As a new location was needed to fulfill the vision, members also decided a name change was in order to more accurately reflect who we are. 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. 
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A Heart After Jesus a new  book from Dave Brooks 

The spirit of sisterhood is seen and felt in the fervent prayer of thousands of girls who faithfully uphold nations where injustice and darkness rage out of control. It is seen and felt in young women being inspired by the wisdom and grace of their mothers and the women ahead of them in this journey of life. For insight into the breadth of the Sisterhood.

Our Team

Revs. Lance &
Crystal Bacon
Senior Pastor
and Minister of Music
Rev. Christopher & Pamela Hensley
Associate Pastor
Revs. Thomas & Christy Browns
Children’s Pastors
Mike & Lanica Tallon
Young Adult Ministry
Rev. Tonya Goff
Prayer and
Counseling Minister
Rev. Liz Howard
Youth Ministry


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

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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