About us


It is the mission of The Great Awakening to reach the least, the last and the lost and through the power of God, address their human conditions by empowering them to transform their lives. Through the love of God facilitate the spiritual growth of all people that we may become one.



It is the vision of The Great Awakening that the least, the last and the lost will transform their lives, and that we become an instrument that facilitates the spiritual growth of all people who seek God.

SCRIPTURE BASE: Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 

As a Faith Community we believe that all persons are children of God, created in God's image, and affirm the inherent value, worth and dignity of all races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities, without regard to one's marital status, family structure, faith and educational background, economic and social standing, mental and physical ability, military or civilian status. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here...

our pastors:
Rev. Dr. Nanette Hilliard

Founding Pastor


Rev. Dr. Joy Carrington

Pastor of Development and Outreach

Denise Adams

Board of Directors, President

Rev. Joseph Byrd
Bro. Zach Bridges


Delani Elvis
Tamita Robinson

Christian Education

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Portsmouth, VA 23704

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