The Hopewell Choir in concert. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
Pastor Torrence Ivy of Thompson Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church enjoying the concert. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
On January 1, 1937, the Hopewell Gospel Chorus was organized under the pastorate of Elder Robert Jordan. In October 2010, Hopewell moved to its new Church home at 1400 South Kolin Avenue. On Sunday, February 3, the Hopewell Choir celebrated its 76th Anniversary with a festive concert.
Guest churches participating in the celebration were: True Faith Primitive Baptist, Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist, Traveling Zion Primitive Baptist, Hopewell U.P. Baptist Church, God Will Provide, Canaan M.B. Church, Greater Star M.B. Church, New Life Holiness, and Temple of Deliverance.
Bishop D.W. Patton, Jr., is Senior Pastor; Elder Archie Randle III is Executive Pastor; Gerald Pittman & Marcus Williams are Ministers of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church.
Sister Stacy Mills-Johnson of Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church is Mistress of Ceremonies for the Hopewell Choir 76th Anniversary Concert. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
Brother Brian McIntosh of True Faith Primitive Baptist Church congratulates the Hopewell Choir on carrying God’s joyful message in music for 76 years. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)