Better Life Church Of God In Christ was founded in May 1993 by Elder Duane S. McNair, Sr., along with his wife, Missionary Velma F. McNair; and sons, Elder Duane S. McNair, Jr. and Elder Jonathan Lee McNair, Sr. The first church was located at 2210 Myers Road, a Masonic lodge in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, Virginia. In 2000, the Lord blessed Better Life Church to purchase a permanent church home at 2101 Atlantic Avenue, Chesapeake, Virginia. It was indeed a joyous day, June 20, 2000; we paraded from our old home to our new home. We are now located at the most traveled intersection in Chesapeake, at the corners of Battlefield Boulevard, Campostella Road, and Atlantic Avenue! To God be the Glory!
Today, Better Life is a Church whose foundation is the Word of God! According to the Word of God, we are here “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”.
Each week, we assemble together and we direct our focus to God, our Creator. Psalm 100:3 tells us, “Know ye that the Lord he is God; It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Therefore, we give Him our worship, and we receive His blessings. This brings about spiritual refreshing that is reflected in our everyday behavior.
Each week, we gather together in different settings: Sunday school, Adult Bible Study, Purity Class (Bible Study for Youth); and Sunshine Band (Children’s Bible Study), so that we can be instructed intellectually how to live spiritually. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written word of God. We believe the bible is relevant to life today and, at Better Life Ministries, learning to live according to God’s word is a wonderful experience.
Each week, the members of Better Life accept the call to minister to God’s people, within and without the walls of our local church building. We use as our example, the Greatest Servant of all, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Each week, we experience the joy that comes from getting to know other believers and building bonds that time nor distance can destroy. These bonds are founded on principles based in the word of God. Each week, our circle is expanded as God’s word is taught and received. Because there is no limit to God, there is no limit to this ever-expanding Circle of Fellowship. My friend, there is room for you!