Tabernacle Baptist Church
 401 Lucas Creek Road, Newport News, VA 23602

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THEN: NOW - First Baptist Church East End:
649 - 30th Street, Newport News, VA 23607     This view shows the large stained glass window in the sanctuary, which many subscribers will remember.
The old anchor fencing is where the very old Thomas Jefferson School stood.
  Images by Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/25/05
Thanks, Joe!

NOTE: These images were received shortly before my computer broke. 
Most of the accompanying text was unfortunately lost.


649 - 30th Street, Newport News, VA 23607

 401 Lucas Creek Road, Newport News, VA 23602



And, yes, Ronnie (Phillips - '65 - of VA) and Mickey (Spivey - '65 - of FL) were two of the most fun people to be
around. Ronnie, Willie (Phillips), Bobby (my brother), Brooks (Bloxom - '64 - of VA), I and others by the way, were 'the boys
in the balcony' at Tabernacle Baptist Church to whom Rev. (Jack) Tesh (father of Jack Tesh - '58)
would give the admonition 'We'll be through in a few minutes, boys', or something like that,
to help us pay attention near the end of the Sunday morning worship service.
He really wanted us to know and do good things. We were just being...boys...and he knew that.

- Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 03/25/05
Thanks, Jimmy!

Hi, Carol:

You sure made progress on this page today! Thank you very much. I know you have forty-eleven other tasks
to catch up on right now. I am glad we did not loose the images when your PC crashed. Several TYPHOON
were members of the
Tabernacle Baptist Church. As a youth, I was raised in the Roman Catholic church
but did not abide as I should and let my various jobs interfere, and I was invited to attend worship services
Tabernacle Baptist Church by my buddy, Fred Hayman ('57) of VA. Fred and his parents were
members and made me feel welcome. I remember the booming voice of the minister,
Reverend Jack V. Tesh.

Pastor Tesh had a son Jack Tesh ('58) of NC who was an outstanding athlete, and played Forward on the
1957-1958 TYPHOON Basketball Team
that was undefeated, under Coach Charles "Lefty" Driesell.
Young Jack was a starting Forward for the
1956-1957 TYPHOON Basketball Team. He also made a big
difference when coming off the bench for the
TYPHOON Basketball Team of 1955-1956 under Coach
William Chambers
. Young Jack went on to Wake Forest where he made a name for himself at this fine institution.

Pastor Tesh also had a younger daughter, Jean Tesh, who was an athlete as well. I do not recall the year
Jean graduated from
NNHS. I am confident when this recollection hits the Newsletter many of your
subscribers will also provide their own recollections.

When I photographed the building on 30th Street, I found it interesting that the current owner replaced the
corner stone which would have shown when this fine building was constructed. I photographed the current
corner stone, as well as the sign reflecting the current owners who worship at this location.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/31/05

Thanks, Joe!

Just As I Am

Words: Charlotte Elliott
Music: “Wood­worth,” William B. Bradbury

Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidd'st me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, and waiting not
to rid my soul of one dark blot,
to thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt;
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
sight, riches, healing of the mind,
yea, all I need, in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive;
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve,
because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown
has broken every barrier down;
now to be thine, yea, thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
the breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
here for a season, then above:
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

(This page was created on 03/27/05 at the suggestion of Jim Hines ('64) of Northern VA.  Thanks, Jimmy!)

Present Address courtesy of -
located by
Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 03/23/05
Thanks, Fred!

Former Address courtesy of Tom Norris (HHS - '73) of VA - 03/26/05
Thanks, Tom!

"Just As I Am" suggested by Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 03/26/05
Thanks, Jimmy!

"Just As I Am" midi courtesy of - 03/27/05

"Just As I Am" lyrics courtesy of - 03/27/05

Gold Filigree Divider courtesy of
- 12/15/03

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