Hopewell Baptist Church
531 West Bond Street at 600 N. Mirick Ave.
In 1874 this hurch was founded to serve the black community
of this growing railroad town. Ministers from several Baptist churches
in the county helped organize the new fellowship. Some of the charter members
transferred from St. John Baptist Church in Preston Bend.
In 1877 fire
destroyed the congregation's first meeting place. A frame building erected
at this site was replaced in 1891 by a brick edifice. The present church
was built in 1920.
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall spoke
here in 1950, when Hopewell was host to the NAACP regional convention.
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