Benson Blake Photography

Charleston to Roanoke

On March 15-16, I traveled with the Virginia Mass Choir to First Baptist Church in Charleston WV, then to Pilgrim Baptist Church in Roanoke VA. The choir's weekend tour went VERY well... everything from a smooth and uneventful bus ride through the mountains, to a series of uplifting performances. Thanks to Randy and our driver Reggie at Distinguished Executive Transportation for a great job transporting the choir. Thanks to both churches for your hospitality, and the meals that were prepared for the choir.


VA Mass Choir concert in Charleston, West Virginia


Praise dancers at First Baptist Church's Sunday morning service


Sunday morning service in Charleston


CeCe Cotton singing at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Roanoke VA


Pastor Dwight Steele playing the organ

14 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Charleston to Roanoke”

  • Derrick

    Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Benson, wonderful pictures! Thanks for all the support.

  • Vickie Hairston

    Friday, March 21, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing these pictures. I am sharing with my children who are not here in Charleston, West Virginia.

  • Jan Rice

    Friday, March 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful pictures, and spiritual explosion.

  • Antron Welch

    Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I apoligize for missing this great event, but I heard it was AWESOME. Keep doing what God has call you to. Big SHOUT to First Baptist for a job Very Well done.

  • Susan Hicks

    Monday, March 24, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    What an awesome time we had at FBC!! As Minister Bynum said, “You-should-have-been-there!!!” Thank you to Minister Bynum and VA Mass Choir for being a blessing and inspiration to me. God bless you and keep you!!!

  • Malva J. Carey

    Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    A great Ministry. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rev. Marykaye Jacquet

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Thank you VA Mass for sharing your ministry with us at FBC. The crowning glory was the souls that came forth for Christ… Keep humble and allowing God to bless your life.

  • Shirley Cuffee

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 12:10 am

    I thank God you Mr. Blake the pictures are wonderful, May God continue to Bless you with your ministry. WV and Roanoke was an experience of a life. Be Bless

  • Monica Helm

    Friday, March 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    There is nothing that can be said about how God steps in and blows your mind. WOW!!!! Thank you for sharing your ministry with us. I pray that God continues to bless each and everyone of you. AWESOME JOB!!!!!

  • Cherilynn

    Monday, March 31, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Benson, you’ve done it again. Thanx for ALL the support you give VMC. We love you!

  • Ophelia

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Benson you are the bomb and it is a real pleasure having you as our official photogragher. You take some great photos and on occassion you have captured me at some of our engagements and what can I say they are out of sight. May God continue to richly bless you and your ministry through pictures. Looking forward to travelling again with you in the near future. Thanks for all the support!!!

  • Diva

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Words cannot express what my heart, mind and soul experienced Saturday evening and Sunday morning during service with VA Mass! It was a spiritual blessing that I will NEVER forget!! Thank you Benson for sharing the ministry of VA Mass through your beautiful photography. VA Mass we are looking forward with GREAT anticipation to the time when we can worship with you again…and I know it will be soon! FBC loves you and so do I!!

  • Lisa Mosley

    Monday, April 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    VA Mass, thank you for sharing your ministry with First Baptist Church. Eleven souls were saved (that I know of) on the night of the event! Choir, you are blessed to have such great leaders. Appreciate them! Benson, the pictures are awesome! Blessings to you all! See you in October.

  • Maria Thomas

    Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    These pictures are awesome!! God bless you!

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