Here is an idea of what you can expect when visiting us for the first time:
How Large Is Your Church?
We are currently a congregation of about 75 people on Sunday mornings whom the Lord is building into a strong, vibrant ministry to serve Him in these last days. You will find a welcoming, family atmosphere in our services. Many people are concerned about a “closed group mentality” with small churches. We can assure you that this is not the case at Hope. Our congregation loves those that have been here for thirty years just the same as those that walk in the door for the first time.
What Do I Wear?
We do not have a dress code. You are welcome to come dressed as you feel comfortable to worship God. We want you to know that you will find a welcoming atmosphere no matter what you choose to wear.
What Are Your Services Like?
We have children’s, teen, and adult Sunday school classes. Children’s church is provided during the Sunday morning service, and we have a nursery available for all services. Our Sunday morning service focuses more on Biblical preaching, our Sunday evening service more on Biblical teaching, and our Wednesday evening service is geared more for Biblical devotion and intercessory prayer. Our children’s ministry meets during our Wednesday evening service downstairs.
You will find us to be very conservative in our music and methodology of ministry. We sing congregational hymns out of a hymn book. We are seeking the Lord for revival here at Hope and in Barrow County. Prayer is not a secondary thing, but of utmost importance at Hope. “God’s presence” and “family atmosphere” are the two best phrases that we can use to describe what we experience each time that we meet.
How Do I Get There?
From Athens, take Hwy. 316 West. Turn right at the intersection with Hwy. 211. This street will dead end in Statham near the railroad tracks. Turn left at the dead end (you will be on Hwy. 8), and in one mile turn right onto Pleasant Hill Church Road. Drive less than two miles, and Hope Baptist Church will be on your right.
From Bethlehem, take Hwy. 316 East. Turn left at the intersection with Jackson Trail. Cross over Hwy. 53, Hwy. 8, and the railroad tracks. Watch for Laurie Williamson Rd. about 1/2 mile on your right past the tracks. Turn right. This road dead ends less than a mile at our church.
From Winder, take Hwy. 82 (where it intersects with Hwy. 11/53 in front of Quality Foods) toward Jefferson. Our church is located five miles from this point on Hwy. 82 on the right at your first 4-way stop.