A Pentecostal Hispanic congregation is breathing new life into the church building at the corner of Shoulders Hill Road and Nansemond Parkway that Union Baptist Missionary Church — as it was then known — moved out of in 2010.
With 70 members, the church currently leases the building but is looking to buy it, Ortiz said. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, he said, and Sunday worship at 1 p.m. follows an hour of Sunday school.
“(The Suffolk location is) better, because over there we had just one room for the service; we didn’t have any rooms for the kids,” Ortiz said. “Right now, we have plenty of rooms for different classes.”