Hope Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental Baptist Church.
The church held its first service in May, 1989. In October of 1993, the church moved from the Habersham St. YMCA to it’s present facilities on White Bluff Road. A house next door to the church and other property was acquired in October 2001. The church’s parking lot was paved in 2011.
Hope Baptist Church is known for it’s friendly and loving people, it’s family atmosphere, it’s world-wide missions program and it’s strong stand on the inspiration, inerrancy, infallibilty, completeness and sufficiency of the scriptures.
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The Hope Baptist Church is a group of sinners saved by grace, growing and changing to become more like our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ, searching for others here and around the world who need to know Christ and become more like Him as well.
THE CHURCH COVENANT
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the 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 covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings; faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.