From humble beginnings to growing community.

Hopewell had its beginning early in the nineteenth century when the community’s German Lutherans established a school in a hillside log building under the leadership of Henry Ripple and Gottlieb Schober. Later a congregation was established and out of this grew what is believed to be the first Sunday School in North Carolina.

Formally organized as a Moravian congregation on Sunday, June 19, 1932, Hopewell now embarked upon building a new brick church, which was dedicated on July 4, 1937.

More construction followed World War II, with a Scout hut in 1959 and a parsonage completed in 1960 for Norman Byerly, Hopewell’s first full-time resident pastor. Hopewell’s current sanctuary and Christian education building were constructed in 1964.

On March 14, 2010, Hopewell dedicated a new Christian Life Center, a multi-purpose building, for the use and enjoyment of Hopewell members and the community.

A small group for everyone at Hopewell

  • Adult Choir
  • Advent-Hopewell Band
  • Ladies’ and Men’s Bible Class

  • Beginner’s Class

  • Childrens Sunday School

  • Jared’s HOPE
  • Hopewell Quilters

  • Hospitality Ministry
  • Graveyard Committee
  • Women’s Fellowship
  • Senior Friends
  • Adult Class
  • Missionary Class

For a time, our worship services will be led by a variety of persons from within and from without our congregation. Join us for worship and hear how God speaks in different ways through a variety of God’s people.


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