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Our Mission!

To Provide members, friends and visitors the opportunity to praise, worship, spiritual growth, evangelism, and Christian mission. This will be done through worship services, fellowship, training, church school, Bible study, special services, Christian witness, mid-week services, convention, pastoral leadership and ministerial support.



Weekly Services

Come and join us during our weekly services.

  • Morning services including 1st Sunday will be held at 10am 
  • Church School, Sunday at 9am
  • Mid-week Service & Youth Activities, Wednesday 6:30pm
  • Senior Ministry 1st Tuesday & 3rd Thursday 12pm
  • Communion Service 3rd Sunday

Trust God a Day at a Time!

1“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. 6Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. 9Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”

17“God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.”

Genesis 1:1-12 17-18 NKJV


Rev. Dr. Bruce Burton Sr. Biography

Rev. Bruce Burton, Sr. is a native of Tappahannock, VA where he grew up as a member of First Baptist Church. He matriculated to Virginia State College earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. Following several years of employment in the King William County School System, he received a Master of Education degree in Special Education with a concentration in Emotional Disturbance from Virginia State University. Rev. Burton is a career educator currently working with at-risk students in the Henrico County School system. This has been his profession and ministry for over 30 years. 

Rev. Burton cherishes his family. He and his wife, Mary, have been blessed with three wonderful children Davonda (Rashaun), Christine and Bruce, Jr. He loves spending time with family, photography, tennis, gardening, and watching good movies.

Answering God's call to "Feed my Sheep", Rev. Burton was licensed to "Preach the Gospel" on June 28, 2010. In May of 2011, he graduated Magma Cum Laude from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University (STVU) with a Master of Divinity Degree and two years later earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education Degree in 2013. He has served as the photographer for the School of Theology at Virginia Union for over 20 years.

Rev. Burton was ordained in February 2012 at the St. James Baptist Church of Varina where he served as an Associate Minister working with Outreach and Christian Education. Rev. Burton was honored to serve as the substitute pastor at  St. John Baptist Church in Tappahannock for several months prior to being called to the awesome position of Interim-Pastor of the St. James Baptist Church in Milford. Acting on his love of theological studies, Rev. Burton earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree on May 13, 2017 from STVU.

Rev. Bruce Burton, Sr. loves the Lord and ministering to God's people. His feelings are clearly expressed by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:13-14 when he writes: "Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it (on) my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus."

Message from our pastor


Welcome to the St. James Baptist Church website; we are pleased that you decided to visit with us.

Pastor Burton