Our Story

How it all started...

Hopewell Baptist Church, Corbin Kentucky, was organized in 1893 by Elder Levi Brock. The Church met in a log church building in the Hopewell Community in southern Laurel County, Kentucky.

Hopewell Baptist Church, consisting of 27 members, applied for membership in the Mount Zion Association at its annual meeting in 1893, and was approved.
The log church was soon replaced with a white frame church building. This church building was destroyed by fire.
A second white frame church building was soon constructed adjacent to the site of Hopewell’s present facilities and served the congregation until 1978. (See picture below)

In 1977, under the leadership of Pastor Richard Louie Hart, the church voted to purchase an adjoining lot and build a larger church house. The new Brick Church building was constructed in 1978, and the first service was conducted December 13, 1978. This church building served the congregation until 1990. This building exists today and it is known as the “Fellowship Hall”.  This building accommodates other meetings and small fellowships.

In 1988-1990,  the church purchased a tract of property across the street South of the existing church house and built a second brick church building that consisted of an auditorium for worship services seating 550 people. The first service was conducted in this building October 13, 1990. This is the church building that is in use today.
In 2002 the church built an 11,500 square foot metal multi-purpose building. This building is known as “The Hopewell Center”.

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