Hopewell church records date back to the first Sunday School held in 1868. this history will bring back memories to many and will be of interest to all.
At ten-o'clock Thursday, December 6, 1861 a council assembled at the home of brother James Nixon for the purpose of organizing a Baptist church. The attendees decided on calling the church Hopewell, a Baptist church.
On Friday, December 7, 1861 the council met again and granted Brother Austin Berry license to preach the Gospel. The Church Covenant was also adopted at this time.
Hopewell Church Covenant:
"Having been led as we believe by the miracles of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of our Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, We do now in the presence of God, Angels and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into a covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
They all vowed together in Christian love, work for advancement of the church, contribute cheerfully, and regularly to support the minister and expenses of the church, aid to the poor and spread the gospel to all nations.