We welcome people with special needs to worship with us on Sundays at 10:00am. Our sanctuary is very accessible.

We also host JOYFUL NOISE, an outreach to youth and adults with special needs that meets the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of every month during the school year. Contact: Pastor Marty O’Rourke,

Church of the Messiah
816 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, 23320
Office Phone: 757-436-2545
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Pastor Marty O’Rourke
Phone: 757-748-1460
FIA Email:

Special Friends, Special Education: We currently attempt to integrate each child when appropriate into a Bible Study classroom with his/her peers. Upon availability and necessity we partner children with an adult “buddy” to assist the current teachers in teaching each child about the love of Jesus.

First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Chesapeake Fellowship
1016 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, 23320
Office Phone: 757-461-3226
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Melody McMahan, Special Education Advocate
FIA Email:

We are a ministry focused on providing an inclusive worship experience for all people of all abilities; uniting God’s children to His glory.

Worship United
529 Providence Rd., Chesapeake, 23325
Office Phone: 757-472-3807
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Jason Hutchenson
FIA Email: 

We do not have one specific program but try to include everyone in all aspects of our life together. We have comprehensive large print bulletins for people who are visually impaired or who can’t hold the hymnal. The building is all on one level, so we are wheelchair accessible, and we do our best to accommodate people with any other special needs. We have begun a project to refresh our bathrooms (including adding a handicap/family bathroom) and our sanctuary (including adding a hearing assistance system).

Grace Lutheran Church
521 Providence Rd., Chesapeake, 23325
Office Phone: 757-420-4704
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): The Rev. Leslie Weber
FIA Email:


Covenant United Methodist Church
2004 Dock Landing Road, Chesapeake 23321
Office Phone: 757-488-8968
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Frank T. Jennings, Pastor
FIA Email:

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. We at UMC welcome all persons to worship with us and participate in the many activities and programs of the church. We strive to accommodate the needs of individuals so that, together, we can be the body of Christ to the world.

Great Bridge United Methodist Church
201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake 23322
Office phone: 757-482-1049
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Bill Crow,
Evangelism and Hospitality
FIA email:
Linda Ewald, Faith Community Nurse
FIA Email:

Unity is a Christian, interfaith denomination. We have numerous outreach programs that include prison ministry, tutoring high school students, feeding homeless, collecting backpacks and school supplies, diaper drives for women’s shelters, distributing Panera bread to shelters, prayer shawl, and prayer ministry. Nothing yet serving individuals with disabilities specifically, although we are renovating our building for wheelchair accessibility to the doors and bathrooms. We are deeply committed to inclusiveness, community action and education and uniting various faith groups in our area.

Unity Renaissance Spiritual Life Center
1120 Eden Way North, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Office Phone: 757-420-5288
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Richard Mekdeci
FIA Email:
FIA Phone: 816-510-0138

We have convenient parking, large print Bibles, hearing accomodations, and a heart to accomodate other needs. Each child is precious to us. We will work with each family who may need support. We can arrange shepherds to help individuals as well.

Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake
333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, 23322
Office Phone: 757-547-4706