Boy Scouts Troop 243
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, has established its Boy Scouts Troop 243, as a way to provide wholesome activities for our young boys, to assist in their positive development, and to provide an educational program that enables them to build character. Their mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices by instilling in them the value of being responsible citizens, and to develop personal fitness while giving them an understanding about their own self-worth. Education is their chief focus and this program is designed to develop character, to promote mental and physical fitness and citizenship training.
C.U.D.D.L.E.S. – Marriage Ministry
“Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 (NKJV)
The mission of CUDDLES (Couples United Determined and Dedicated Living Everyday Satisfied) is to revolutionize and enrich marriages, as well as the lives of families, by educating, enlightening, and empowering the priest-head, who is the husband, and the helpmeet, who is the wife, through God’s word, to continue the work entrusted to them by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This Ministry meets monthly, on the Thursday following second Sunday, in Hopewell East, at 7:00 P.M.
Sis. Francine Williams-Black, Facilitator
Dr. Robert & Mrs. Alene Stanley, Directors
Acts 2:44, 45: And all that believed were together, and had all things COMMON; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
1 John 3:17: But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of COMPASSION from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
The Common Compassion Ministry is meeting the immediate needs of the Membership. Anyone with a legitimate need can submit that need to the Ministry and it will be taken care of by the Membership. The process is simple: The need is submitted to the Ministry; it is placed on the Media screen ANONYMOUSLY during the Worship Service, following which the Pastor then elaborates and asks for someone(s) who is (are) being led by the Holy Spirit, to meet that need. As the Membership responds, the person(s) meeting the need makes the check out to the Ministry, or places the cash in an envelope specifically designated for this Ministry, and the need is taken care of immediately.
Sis. Leila Habersham, Directress
1 Timothy 8:11 – “Even so must their wives be grave, not slanders, sober, faithful in all things.”
The Mission of the Deaconess Ministry is to meet the needs of the Church, under the spiritual guidance of its Pastor and the Deacons by promoting spiritual growth. We are a part of the Spiritual Team and should be seen as respected and diligent co-Laborers, serving the people of God, while following our Pastor as He follows Christ.
The purpose of the Deaconess Ministry is to care for and assist the needs of the overall congregation, especially the women, both the young and the aged. Wherever there are sick and shut-in members as well as members in need of prayer, the Deaconess Ministry will be there to help. They will be in contact with all sick members and monitor the prayer list to ensure that members are not alone. We also aim to serve as Spiritual Leaders, exhibiting examples of love, compassion, kindness, righteous living, humility and serving the Lord in Spirit and truth. We also are committed to being teachers of The Word, Prayer Warriors, and playing a vital part in the Worship experience.
The Deaconess Ministry is responsible for the preparation and setting up of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. The Deaconess should instruct all female baptismal candidates as to what they are supposed to wear.
Deaconess should possess the following qualities:
- She must be a follower of Christ, also Christ-like, so much that her life will be outstanding and praised by all with whom she comes in contact.
- She should be a serious-minded person, well-balanced and one who knows the value of spiritual things; she should be grave, temperate and faithful in all things.
- She must be familiar with all of the Church laws and the doctrines of the Church. She should also know the policies and practices of the Church so that all of the officers can work in peace and harmony.
- She should not be a slanderer or given to gossip, she should take part in all programs of the Church.
- She should support the Pastor and the vision of the Ministry.
Deaconess Patricia Stanley, Director
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless”. I Timothy 3:8-10
The primary duty of the Deacon Board is to tend to the spiritual needs of the church members. However, any member making a request which concerns their lack of food, shelter, or clothing is also within the scope of our Christian responsibility. In order to maximize our efforts and minimize duplication of our labor, each Deacon has been assigned alphabetically by member’s last name.
You can view a list of our current Deacons and the alphabets they have been assigned by clicking here.
Deacon walter Fletcher, Chairman
Deacon Joseph Jackson, Vice Chairman
EXPRESSIONS OF H.O.P.E.
Expressions of H.O.P.E. Ministry (Helping Others through our Personal Experiences) commits to helping others survive the abuse that the enemy determined would destroy them, whether sexual, domestic, or otherwise. This Ministry was sanctioned by God to assist them through our own personal experiences. Meetings are held on Wednesday following third Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in Hopewell East.
Sis. Reynelda McFayden, Director
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead it should be that of your inner self, then unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. I Peter 3:3-4
To encourage girls to exercise the true beauty and talent that God has given them, that they may become virtuous Women of God.
To educate, empower and equip the girls of Hopewell to understand that God has a plan for their lives. To teach them that they are fearfully and wonderfully made and that God did a marvelous job. To help them understand and value their worth and to guard it as precious Jewels, giving them the tools and resources needed to develop into God-fearing, strong, smart, sensitive and spiritual ladies. Our desire is that each girl will Grow, Glow and then be able to go outside of Hopewell and represent their homes, the church and family in a way that honors God and respects mankind.
I am unique, I am special, I am valuable and I am beautiful.
You are unique, You are special, You are valuable and You are beautiful.
I rock, You rock, We ROCK, Christian girls ROCK.
I recognize that I am unique; it was God’s design.
The Ministry meets the Monday after second and fourth Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in Hopewell West.
Sis. Angela Williams, Directress
Girl Scout Troop 10985
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Troop 110, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA, was created for the positive development of young girls. We desire to have an accepting and nurturing environment, where we can help the young girls in our Ministry build character and skills for success in the real world, and help them cultivate their full individual potential. The qualities they develop – leadership, values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth – serve them all their lives, and we are dedicated to making that a reality.
“And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
The Grief Ministry Team is committed to providing spiritual support and comfort to our members by journeying with them through their grieving process; by extending to them the compassionate love of Jesus through continued care, prayer and a listening presence. Godly compassion is a requirement for those serving in this Ministry. The Team responds promptly with an anointing and spirit of excellence to the needs of those in our congregation that experience the loss of a loved one and we giving them the blessed assurance that Jesus will never leave them or forsake them, even in their time of need.
The purpose of this ministry is to minister to people when they experience death in their family. Too often the death of a loved one is devastating; the grieving process is lengthy and sometimes intense. Even mature Christians with a solid faith need ongoing comfort and encouragement during the grieving process. Those people without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ face a bleak mourning period. Without encouragement that comes from having eternal life, the issues that come with grief are amplified.
Our responsibilities include:
Attending all funerals for church members and immediate family
Going to the home of the family upon notification of a death
Other services are provided as the need arises
For further information, please contact the Church Clerk, Sis. Laverna Kemp, at (954) 943-2141.
Dr. Donald E. Preston, Jr., Director
Guard Your Mind (GYM)
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
The Guard Your Mind (GYM) Ministry is committed to providing information and instructions that will cultivate mental wellness through a garrison of coping skills in order to subdue any possible risk of psychological impairment.
It is also established to provide a healing environment of hope and restoration that will promote the wholeness of individuals. In addition, it will offer effective spiritual, social, and professional assistance, in order to develop a sound mind, soul, and body for success in life, family and work.
Dr. Fredrick Kelly, Director
“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of the sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19
The Hopewell Doves HIV/AIDS Ministry is dedicated to helping HIV/AIDS infected/affected community members promote and restore their faith and hope in Jesus Christ. The Ministry consists of Christian men and women who are led by the Word of God. They serve as a vehicle to bring people of all racial backgrounds and ethnicities to a conscious realization of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, through collaboration of community churches, education, and outreach programs. Our members resolve to be a Ministry that provides a non-judgmental environment where individuals and families can receive and/or be restored to faith, hope, and fullness in Jesus Christ within surroundings that are loving and nurturing.
Our mission includes conducting in-house and outreach programs in the church and community on HIV/AIDS, including HIV/AIDS counseling and testing; uniting with other fai
th-based organizations serving the HIV/AIDS community; facilitating community health fairs and forums addressing HIV/AIDS in the community; providing community educational outreach on a quarterly basis; fostering a non-judgmental, confidential and spiritual atmosphere for all new and existing members infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; providing community resources for all persons affected by HIV/A
IDS; providing HIV/AIDS testing through the Broward County Health Department; and continuing in fervent prayer for persons infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Meetings are held on an “as-needed” basis.
Bro. Joseph Davis, Director
Holy, Happy, Healthy Fitness Center
900 N.W. 15th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Dr. Robert C. Stanley, Senior Pastor
Hours of Operation:
Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri.: 6:30 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 6:30 A.M. – NOON
Saturday: 7:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (by APPOINTMENT only)
Come to a place where you can lose pounds on Holy Ground.
$10.00 per month for membership
Hopewell Human Services, Inc.
ORGANIZATION’S MISSION STATEMENT:
To provide a broad strategic framework of operation that enhances the development and conservation of the community and its resources, and more specifically to provide holistic, high quality educational health and welfare, medical counseling, and other support services for the physically and economically distressed, with a special emphasis on the youth and the elderly.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
Hopewell Human Services, Inc., was established in May, 2006 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation to enhance the development and conservation of the community and its resources, with a special emphasis on the youth and the elderly. In the Fall of 2007, Hopewell Human Services, in partnership with the Broward County Library, Northwest Branch, established a Pilot Inter-generational Literacy Project in an attempt to address several societal issues and concerns including the need for quality eldercare enrichment programs. To date, this pilot project has proved very successful, with participant increasing by the week. As a result of developing waiting lists, Hopewell Human Services has recently identified a second Broward County Library site, but will need funding to provide for general operations including staffing, training, supplies, and book scholarships for college volunteers.
Hopewell Preschool Academy
“WHERE EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY AND NOBODY IS A STRANGER.”
With the help of God…
Hopewell Preschool Academy seeks to glorify God by providing a Christ-centered environment and a quality educational program. In accordance to Proverbs 22:6, our goal is to educate the whole child spiritually, academically, socially, & physically to promote a sound mind that encour- ages each child to fulfill their purpose and destiny in Christ Jesus.
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Our school also goes to chapel every Friday where the children express and praise God with exuberance in song and dance.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday 6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
INSTRUCTORS & STAFF
Only qualified, experienced personnel are charged with the instructional activities and overall supervision of the children. Our pre- school teaching staff have a minimum of 40 hours of Early Childhood Development training and certification as well as a high school diploma or equivalent. We are proud to state that the lead teacher in each classroom has also achieved CDA Credentials. We have ap- proximately twelve dedicated teachers and assistants.
The annual Registration fee* of $100.00, which must be paid in August of each year, is non-refundable.
Matriculation Fee: $100.00**
WEEKLY TUITION FEE SCHEDULE
Toddlers 1………………………………. $155.00
Toddlers 2……………………………….. $145.00
Pre-school 3……………………………… $135.00
Pre-school 4……………………………… $125.00
VPK Wrap Around………………………$ 90.00
School Age 5-10 yrs……………………$110.00 (after school)
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE: Form No. 1 – Child Enrollment Card
Signed Information Sheets
FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN:
Up-to-date Health Records are required by the
Forms No. 3040 and 680 Student Health
Examination, and Immunization Records.
* Full time 6-11 hours per day Part-time, less than 6 hours per day
HPA is a mandatory uniform school and we re- quire all students to arrive in proper attire. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any child whose educational status might create a student ratio hardship or require special train- ing of staff.
Children will be provided with a nutritious breakfast*, lunch and afternoon snack daily which is included in the tuition. Our kitchen staff freshly prepares every breakfast and lunch just like the home-cooked meals children appre- ciate at home.
*Breakfast is served to all students from 8:00-8:30am.
New Year’s Day
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving Day and the day after** Christmas **
** Subject to change
HPA is also closed the week before the first day of school and the week of Christmas.
The Word of God
The basis of education in this Academy is God’s Word, the Bible. By means of Bible verses, stories, art, and songs, your child will learn to put principles into action. Bible truths prepare your child for
living in God’s world.
We are proud to offer FREE transportation to our after school students grades K-5 from the following Elementary Schools.
Sanders Park Elementary, Palm View Elementary, Markham Elementary Charles Drew Elementary, Deerfield Park Elementary, Deerfield Elementary, Tedder Elementary
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Once your child has graduated to elementary school, they are invited to join our Academy for after school care where they will have the op- portunity to unwind, have fun, and continue their learning experiences stress free. They will also be provided with an afternoon snack.
School starts at 8:30 a.m. with the excep on of VPK which begins at 9:00 a.m. All children must arrive on or before 9:15 a.m. Those children arriving a er 9:00 a.m. due to having doctor’s appointments are accepted with a doctor’s note for the child only. No child is accepted after 11:00 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
This Ministry prays for the Church as a whole as well as any specific requests that may be brought to the Ministry. It meets every Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the East Sanctuary.
Sis. Ernestine Whitfield, Facilitator
King & Queenagers
“The race is not won by the swift, but by the one that endures to the end.” Ecc. 9:11 & Matt. 24:13
This Ministry seeks above all else to exalt Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of our lives.
The purpose of this Ministry is to afford the elderly who cannot come on Tuesday night to Bible Study, to come out during the day to have a great time of fellowship before and after the study of God’s Word, which is done in-depth on various books of the Bible. Our group averages about 30 participants weekly. We have a catered lunch and all are welcome. No reservations are required. We also have a King- and Queenagers’ Program, which is held the fifth Sunday in May each year. Also, on Mothers’ and Fathers’ day, we give special recognition to the oldest member of the Church. We also take several day trips to area attractions and yearly we go for a weekend trip to places like Disney World, etc. Seniors don’t sit on the sidelines; they are a vital part of the Lord’s ministry team.
This Ministry meets every Thursday at 10:30A.M. at Hopewell West.
Deacon Joseph Jackson, Facilitator
Let them praise Him in the dance. Psalms 149:3
This ministry is designed to usher in the Holy Spirit through our ministering in dance, to lead God’s people into His presence through praise and worship in dance, and to set the atmosphere that it is conducive prior to the word of God coming forth, so that yokes of bondage can be broken, deliverance will take place, breakthrough will be accomplished, and strongholds brought down in the lives of both the saved and unsaved. This Ministry meets every Monday and Friday at 6 p.m. in Hopewell West.
Sis. Gina Hunter, Directress
Manna For the Multitudes
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: Matthew 25:35
This Ministry was founded in 2011 to address the immediate nutritional needs and provides sustainable solutions for those less fortunate through the operation of an efficient food acquisition and distribution system and community outreach, together with spiritual as well as public education, while striving to eliminate hunger in our Church and community. We rely on the generosity of our Church family to donate funds which go directly to purchasing items for the Food Pantry in order to feed those less fortunate. The Food Pantry is opens every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; however, the Pantry will also be open on the second and fourth Wednesdays ONLY, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sis. Jessie Phillips and Sis. Rose Ewing, Facilitators
“Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand. Rev. 1:2 3 KJV.
The Tape Ministry was created in 1992 by Pastor Robert Stanley as a vision to spread the Word of God. The creation of this Ministry has reached beyond the four consecrated walls of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. We have touched many with the distribution of our tapes: on the road at revivals, during our annual Thanksgiving Feast, and through our weekly services. Our Ministry reaches those in need of a word from God who may not know our Lord and Saviour, as well as those who are unable to attend a Sunday Worship service.
In this new millennium, our Ministry has evolved to another level by becoming the Media Ministry. The purpose is to oversee the production side of sound and visual. Our calling is to take the Word to the world, making a mark that will not be erased. The Ministry incorporates video recording on DVD and VHS, as well as audio recording on CD and cassette. Most recently, the Media Ministry has added Live Video Streaming of our Mid-week Inspirational Service on Tuesday nights and our Sunday Worship service to Hopewell’s Website, which will enable us to broaden the exposure of God’s Word and touch people’s lives, internationally. Currently, we are in preparation for televised service to also aid us in our mission to spread God’s word. Another new facet of this Ministry is the video-recorded Announcements which are aired every Sunday notifying, as well as reminding, members of specific events and other activities going on in our Ministry.
Our Ministry is responsible for the audio- and video-taping of every service. All sermons are available to the members and public for a nominal fee. The Media Ministry is self-supporting, and all donations are funneled back into the Ministry for the upgrade of equipment and technology to provide optimal audio and visual quality to our products.
For product availability and prices, or to place an order, please call the Media Department at (954) 943-2141.
The Media Ministry thanks you in advance for your patronage!
Sis. Ronda Larkin, Chairman
Bro. Johnny Larkin, Vice Chairman
Visionary Men of Valor
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” 1 John 3:17
Our mission, as Men of Valor, is to live out the word that is being taught. This Ministry is designed to encourage men of God to take their rightful place as the sons of God on the earth. As the Ministry’s visionary, Pastor Stanley equips, mentors, and encourages men from all walks of life with the Word of God to see their visions and dreams that God has deposited on the inside of them become a reality! Pastor Stanley believes that every man needs to know and understand his divine position and destiny as a man of God in order to lead his family into receiving the provisions and seeing the victory that God has ordained for them. He also teaches that men be active spiritually and naturally to the fulfilling of their rightful role in God, home and within the Church. Through active involvement in worship and fellowship, brothers’ lives are changed, marriages encouraged, and future generations of children witness positive examples of Godly Men.
The Board meets on the Saturday following the first Sunday of each month at 9:00 AM in the Conference Room at Hopewell East.
Deacon Dennis Callaway and Bro. Wade Edmond, Directors
“As we have therefore the opportunity, let us do good unto all men especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10
The mission of this Ministry is to assist the Pastor as he watches over, and feeds the flock of, this church, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. We endeavor to assist in any way necessary to facilitate the ministries of this church. We deem it our responsibility to assist so that all of our ministries operate effectively and efficiently. We further endeavor to spread God’s word through preaching, teaching and striving daily to ensure that we are living examples of the gospel we proclaim.
The Ministerial Staff meets with Pastor Robert C. Stanley when requested.
Rev. Nathaniel Stevenson, Assistant Pastor, Facilitator
A few years ago, the gospel music world was introduced to a song that touched the hearts of many listeners. We enjoyed listening and singing along to:
“I want to be more like Jesus- Everyday
I want Him to guide my footsteps along life’s narrow way
I want to walk – just like Him
I want to talk- just like Him
I want to live- just like Him
I want to give – just like Him
I want to be more like Jesus – Everyday”
Is this also your desire today? Well, join us as we study God’s word, His will and His way as it relates to how He wants God’s children to know and obey Him. The ladies of the Home Mission Ministry of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church enjoy a 1 hour power packed discussion on the four principles in the song.
You are invited to join us as we strive to know, grow and glow in Christ. We meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 5:45 – 6:45 PM, in Hopewell East.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! WE ARE DETERMINED TO BECOME MORE LIKE JESUS EVERYDAY!
Sister Barbara Jones, President
“It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.” II Chronicles 5:13-14
Our mission and purpose is to worship the Lord in song, glorify God as one body through one Spirit, to humbly serve Him in a spirit of excellence as ministers of music, hope and agape love; to lead others into His divine presence through praise, thanksgiving and worship that they may experience the miracles of His love and to continually seek His guidance that we might always bear the fruits of His Spirit.
Rehearsals are held as follows at Hopewell East:
MASS CHOIR/REMNANT OF PRAISE:
- Thursday following 4th Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday following 2nd Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday following 5th Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (quarterly)
MALE CHOIR/VISIONARY MEN OF VALOR:
- Thursday following 1st Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday following 3rd Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
- Called rehearsals.
Sis. Rebecca Lowe-Johnson, Director of Choir
Bro. Carlton Williams, Director of Music
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9
The mission of the New Member’s Ministry is to provide a person of contact (Paraclete Partner) for each new member that joins Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. The Paraclete partner, a person to walk along with you in your first days here at Hopewell, is assigned from the day the member joins, to the day the member completes the New Member Orientation class and is turned over to a Deacon. The Paraclete Partner will help the new member to adjust to the schedule and activities at Hopewell. This person provides assistance to the new member as needed, for we are all brothers and sisters. For those new members being Baptized, the Paraclete partner provides dates and information on what is needed for Baptism. It is our goal that no member gets lost in the crowd, but that they feel welcome.
Meetings are held immediately following Worship Service on the second Sunday of each month in Williams I.
Sis. Marjorie Stephens, Chairperson
“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.
This Ministry strives to provide a place where children are able to explore and enjoy the Word of God in a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment.
There will be daycare available for children ages 1-4 years old. This service is only available during the 10:30 A.M. Worship, on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays. If the month has five Sundays, the schedule changes from 3rd Sunday to 4th Sunday. Parents are asked to sign up at Hopewell West!
This ministry will operate concurrently with the 10:30 A.M. Worship Service and parents can drop off their kids beginning at 10:00 A.M.
The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church is a mission-minded church, with over 35 ministries/committees, most of which cater to the needs of others. Dr. Robert C. and Mrs. Alene E. Stanley are Servants of God who, throughout their 34 years of marriage, have served the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, as well as the Pompano Beach and surrounding communities, with excellence and integrity. Together, they have touched many lives through humanitarian projects, relief efforts, community service initiatives and conferences. Please take a minute to peruse our Ministries/Committees and, prayerfully, God will lead you to serve with this great Ministry or, if you so desire, you may make a donation to further the work being done here at Hopewell to advance the body of Christ.
May God forever bless and keep you, is our prayer.
The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Family
Dr. Robert C. and Mrs. Alene E. Stanley
The mission of the Performing Arts Ministry is to establish a ministry of excellence where burdens can be removed and yokes destroyed through the gift of dramatization, by providing to the believer and nonbeliever alike, the Word of God through visual dramatization, song, and other creative expressions.
The Performing Arts Ministry is about visual presentations of creative performances that are dedicated to enhancing and delivering the word of God through the performing arts of drama and song. It is designed to praise and glorify the name of Jesus Christ and to strive to reveal God’s love, grace, power and purpose in a realistic and vivid way through emotion, feeling, and a sense of reality through thought-provoking performances.
The Performing Arts Ministry meets on the Monday and Friday following the first and third Sundays from 7-9 PM at Hopewell West.
Bro. Johnny Larkin, Director
Sis. Iris Holton, Assistant Director
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. – Galatians 6:10″
The goal of this Ministry is fulfill our call as professional educators of HMBC to a Spirit of Excellence by ministering to the educational needs of our youth, be Devoted Educators, Serving Together, Instructing and Nurturing our Youth.
The tutoring program meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Hopewell’s Preschool. The program will be closed on days that students in the Broward County School District are not required to attend school.
Sis. Kelsey Jacobs, Director
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10.
The mission of the Outreach Ministry is to minister to the physical as well as spiritual needs of those in our church, community, and abroad. This is done through our monthly door-to-door visitations in selected neighborhoods throughout the city.
Visitations days are the 3rd and 4th Saturday of each month (or 4th and 5th quarterly). Praying for families, extending an invitation to Christ, restoration, re-dedication, and fellowship is our priority.
Meetings are held on Tuesdays after the 2nd and 4th Sundays, starting at 6:15 P.M. at Hopewell West.
Minister Jimmie Habersham, Chairman
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” Hebrews 13:3 (NIV)
The Purpose of the Prison Ministry is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach that the Bible is God’s infallible revelation to man even behind bars, and to equip individuals and provide practical avenues for re-entry into our communities while changing lives and rebuilding families.
The Mission of the Prison Ministry is to nurture believers behind bars through on-site ministry in faith and discipleship, so that men and women become new creations in Christ and not repeat offenders in society. To provide spiritual counseling, encouragement, and social services referrals to returning citizens.
As a ministry for God, we want to be a bridge of Hope for those who find themselves behind bars and Celebrate with those who discover a new life in Christ.
The ministry is growing and recruiting new committed members to help us scatter the seeds of God’s Word to incarcerated men and women in the jails and prisons. If you want to change a heart, join us! Bring hope where there was no hope just by sacrificing a little bit of time. For more information, contact Minister Charlie Strong at 954-943-1986.
The Ministry meets every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Hopewell East (W-1).
Dr. Robert C. Stanley, Senior Pastor
Minister Charlie Strong, Director
“Delight yourself also in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4
The mission of this Ministry is to empower singles to live a true Christian life before God and man.
The objective of this Ministry is to help singles walk worthy of the Lord while enjoying their singleness and purity as well as to fellowship with other singles and share experiences, social gatherings, rap sessions; group outings; social projects; and biblical application that will last a lifetime as we seek to present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable unto God.
Meetings are held on the Wednesday following the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Hopewell West.
Deacon Eddie & Sis. Mary Pierce, Facilitators
One Church, One Child
“But whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.” Matt 18:6
The One Church/One Child Ministry recruits families for all children in foster care. The basic philosophy of the statewide program is to “Find at least one family per church to adopt at least one child.” One Church, One Child is an inclusive adoption program working with families across all racial lines. One Church, One Child provides opportunity for everyone to get involved with the important and critical ministry of finding appropriate, loving, nurturing, caring families and individuals to help save the children of Florida.
GET INVOLVED!!! ADOPT A CHILD!!! If you have any interest in being a part of this program, please call the Headquarters Office at (850) 414-5620 or (888) 283-0886.
CONSIDER THESE FACTS:
Because of the stigma attach
ed to abuse and addiction, persons who ex- perience the ravages of substance abuse often do so in shameful isolation, afraid to share their burdens with others, and often experience isolation in return. Recovery is a spir- itual process and can only be achieved through faith in God and His ability to do ALL things. You have to repent and turn your life over to God. Honest self-assessment, responsible living and spiritual devo- tion are a MUST.
Our Ministry provides you ac- ceptance; it is non-judgmental, it nurtures self-worth, offers forgiveness and reconciliation, and supports spiritual healing and growth.
People who are alcoholic or drug dependent (the afflicted) and those who live with someone who is an alcoholic or drug dependent (the affected) may experience isolation because of the stigma and shame attached to alco- hol and other drug problems. Most often it is the affected family member who first reaches out for help.
Nothing can destroy a family or relationship quicker than addiction. Addiction is an illness that de
stroys you spiritually and disconnects you from yourself, your loved ones, and God. S.A.M.’s goal is to help you reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, and with God, by providing education about this addictive disease; increase awarness of the pain in the lives of those who are affected; and refer you to places where support, acceptance, understanding, and healing will be extended. Education is not only essential; it is critical.
Join our Ministry an
d learn more about this disease!!! Your life will be the better for it.
The Substance Abuse Ministry (“S.
A.M.”) is a ministry offering hope, healing, and reconciliation to those suffering from addictions or the effects of those addictions. It is a way for them to receive acceptance, support, and understanding through:
- Sharing personal experiences and testimonies
- Sharing the Word of God
- Spiritual Counseling
- Providing educational tools and literature
- Referral to supporting agencies and detox facilities
We are a safe and confidential ministry that provides recovering persons and those affected, an experience of God’s love.
Our vision is to improve the quality of life for drug addicts and their families whereby they can have LIFE eternally and LIFE more abundantly. If you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction or substance abuse, please call us at (954) 943-2141 for help.
MINISTRY INFORMATION CONTACT:
Deacon Wayne Farrow, Director
(954) 943-2141 – Church (954) 931-2770 – Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org
Visionary Sons of Valor (VSV)
The Visionary Sons of Valor Ministry is a “rites of passage” program developed to train our youngsters into Kingdom men and to encourage them to foster relationships with peers who are moving forward positively and who are goal-oriented. With carefully crafted curriculum and strong Christian men at the helm, this Ministry’s focus is the future of our young men, ages 12 through 18. We meet every Thursday at 7:00 PM at Hopewell West. Please contact Bro. Steven Rozier at (954) 425-2317 for more information pertaining to this Ministry.
Bro. Steven Rozier, Director
“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things.” I Corinthians 13:11
Single parents, some of whom are still teenagers, are those who are forced to put away childish things upon becoming a parent, and accepting the great responsibilities associated with this role. This Ministry was created to provide a spiritual support system for Hopewell’s single parents, which will be accomplished through:
* Developing a commitment to Christ
* Providing spiritual, educational, and career counseling
* Providing parenting classes
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” I Corinthians 13:7 & 8.
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact the Church at (954) 943-2141.
Sis. Latoya Almonord, Directress
The Transportation Ministry administers the operation and maintenance of all vehicles owned by the church and transports members and visitors to and from Worship Services. The Ministry implements safeguards in the use of all church vehicles. For more information please call the Administrative Office at (954) 943-2141 by Thursday 5 p.m. for your transportation needs.
Bro. Will Stephens, Facilitator
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalms 84:10
The purpose and function of the Usher Ministry is to meet, greet and seat the visitors, parishioners and members attending worship services as they enter the Sanctuary, by directing them to available seating and receiving tithes and offerings. The Ushers’ Ministry is far more than that of a door-keeper; it embraces the care and well-being of members and visitors while maintaining order in the House of God so that the Holy Spirit can minister through the Message. It is a ministry that operates in excellence with the understanding that our service is unto God. The ushers serve as watchmen, servants, and disciplinarians, among other things.
The Ushers’ Ministry meets the 2nd and last Monday in each month at 7:00 p.m. at Hopewell East.
Sis. Cecilia Davis, Chief Usher
Website & Social Media
”…and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
The purpose of the Website & Social Media Ministry is to spread the message to the whole world via the Internet and to create an electronic and visible expression of the Word of God to minister the Gospel. The Website gives users worldwide the opportunity to visit our site and see what is going on in our Ministry, and gives them pertinent information to make informed decisions regarding an affiliation with our Ministry. It also gives users — those who are just surfing the net — the opportunity to come across a site that looks interesting, stop and visit, and, hopefully, become interested enough to visit our church and, perhaps, hear a message from God that will convict their hearts and they will be converted. It also keeps the Membership abreast with all the activities, especially if they are unable to attend church.
Sis. Joyce Thomas, Facilitator
“Christian women gaining inner healing by the power of GOD through Christ Jesus.” Acts 4:30
The mission of this Ministry is to empower women to walk worthy of the Lord and well as the ability to make wise, prioritized choices; to grasp God’s perspective or “vision” for the future; to act with integrity; to motivate; to encourage; to maintain a hopeful outlook; to be cheerful, disciplined, and humble followers of Christ. Sis. Stanley encourages the women to discover and/or give birth to the gift of God on the inside of them.
The “Women Enriching Women Fellowship” is held quarterly, and special events are scheduled periodically. Please see church calendar for dates and time.
Sis. Alene Stanley, Director
Sis. Cynthia Anderson, Board Chairperson
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing”. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
The Millennium (YAMS) Ministry was created to help address the spiritual needs of a peer community and to further support and nurture their faith. Their mission is to praise and glorify God, as well as gain an understanding of God’s word and teachings and apply it to their lives; to provide an open forum where young adults can meet regularly to discuss the various spiritual issues they face and share sound ideas; to provide support and fellowship while doing the work of the Lord; to motivate one another to maintain their walk of faith and continue to glorify God in all that they do; to be a social group of positive influence, providing guidance, and direction towards purpose and self-discovery while equipping them to declare, communicate, and demonstrate the purpose, power, precepts, and principles of the Kingdom of God.
To connect young adults to God through Jesus Christ so they can help each other recognize and acknowledge their gifts, abilities, and talents and help in finding ways within the community to fulfill God’s purpose in their lives and do good works.
Sis. Montez Thomasson: Chair Brother Stanley Thomas Jr. : Co – Chair
Trainin’ Ground History
On January 2, 2005 at 9:45 a.m., our Youth Church Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held. Senior Pastor, Robert C. Stanley, announced that he had chosen Minister Cyril Guerra, Jr. as Youth Pastor and Min. Donald Preston, Jr. as Assistant Youth Pastor. The message was “My One Desire” and many young people accepted Jesus Christ on that date.
The Trainin’ Ground is the vehicle that God has ordained to minister and educate our youth in the Christian faith, through the teachings of God’s word and Christian-related activities. Its mission is to: Introduce young people to the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ; ignite a renewal of faith among young people; inspire young people to use their God-given gifts in His service; instruct young people in God’s word; include young people in worship, prayer, and stewardship; incorporate non-traditional methods of teaching, and activities; infuse young people with a spirit of commitment and excellence; instill young people with a spirit of unity and love for others; and involve young people in reaching lost souls for Christ.
In March, 2006 The Trainin’ Ground published its first newsletter, “The Visionary Times”, which was well received by everyone. It challenged the Youth to exhibit their talents in different ways, and they were successful in doing so.
In October 2006, the Trainin’ Ground held its first “Hallelujah Night” and it was well-attended. The Youth played games, fellowshipped, ate to their hearts’ content, and wholesomely danced the night away. This has since become a tradition for the Youth every October 31.
Later in the year of 2006, The Girls’ Ministry was implemented and it was off to a great start! Some of the events included volunteering for Thanksgiving dinner @ Camille’s House, The Girls’ Ministry retreat in August of 2007, Mother & Daughter’s luncheon in 2008, and also attending “Always Sisters Forever Brothers” Conference with Cece Winans, in May 2009.
In January 2007, The Trainin’ Ground choir served at the City of Pompano Beach’s annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration and in the summer of 2007, The Trainin’ Ground worked alongside other volunteers with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the Pompano Beach area.
In August 2007, The Trainin’ Ground had its first of many Youth Revivals with Rev. Jeff Wallace (or Pastor Jeff as he is affectionately called).
The Youth were challenged once again, on August 16, 2009 , by our Senior Pastor who dared them to step up to the challenge and have 100 Voices singing in the choir. They had two months to prepare, and prepare they did. It was on and poppin’ and on November 15, 2009 , the Youth were LIVE! They showed up in full force and actually had over 100 Voices. To God be the glory!
Minister Guerra and Brother Autry Denson saw a vision in our youth males and organized a group called BALLAS, and it stands for Being A leader Living According to Scripture. Their first meeting was held on September 12 2009, and the main purpose was to begin mentoring a group of boys, who will grow into Christian men. On October 17, 2009, the BALLAS initiated a clean up of the grounds at Hopewell West. It was a great success.
In November, 2009, the Youth served at the Thanksgiving Feast and by all reports, did an excellent job in their service. We commend them for their desire to be a part of such an event.
Over the years, the Youth have supported the Angel Tree Project which is sponsored by the Prison Ministry. The choir has served, and our young people greet the families and children of those who are incarcerated, while also assisting in distributing gifts.
Though much has been accomplished over the past year, the following is a collection of highlights from the year 2010:
In January 2010, the youth newsletter, The Visionary Times took off again. The articles recorded therein were refreshing, informative, and totally awesome. The Youth have taken this Newsletter to a higher height, thanks to Christine Petit-Pointe (editor), and her team of contributors.
On January 8, 2010, the Trainin’ Ground “Soldiers” served at the Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church’s Youth Conference entitled “Throw it in the Bag”. This would be the first time that The Trainin’ Ground served at another church’s revival. The Choir and Ushers ministered and a Word from the Lord was delivered by Youth Pastor, Minister Guerra.
Pastor Stanley has also instilled in us to give consistently. We have participated in the African Nation celebration over the past four years and contributed over $4000.00. In February 2010, The Trainin’ Ground contributed an additional $1,400. What an accomplishment!
In June 2010, The Trainin’ Ground served at another revival, this time at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Once again, God used His children to bless the New Mount Zion family.
The Trainin’ Ground entered the World Wide Web in 2010 by starting a Facebook page, which gives our young people a wholesome forum to discuss issues of faith, as well as communicate pertinent information. It has become a vital communication tool in this age of technology.
Once again, Hopewell’s young people focused on the “Missionary”-part of our name, by volunteering hours for both the Goodwill Thanksgiving Feast and The Angel Tree program.
On January 16, 2011, we were proud to announce that once again, we were 100 strong in the choir stand!!!!
We all believe that God has much more in store for this Youth Ministry! Please be supportive of us. We meet every Tuesday @ 7:30 at Hopewell West to learn about God’s word and learn how we should deal with life’s obstacles as we grow into young adults. We also meet on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays.
The Trainin’ Ground Vision Statement
It is our desire that The Trainin’ Ground operate as a spiritual organism that develops and maintains a young person’s relationship with Jesus Christ. Through this organism, we will accomplish the following:
• We will teach, live, and reinforce the Bible as God’s uncompromised word.
• We will provide a caring, non-judgmental environment that allows young people to learn and display the concepts of grace and mercy, as well as the power associated with them.
• We will equip our young people with all of the tools necessary to be productive members of the Hopewell, Christian, and global communities.
• We will allow faith to be our guide in times of triumph and/or trouble.
• We will develop Christian leaders, who take responsibility for their own spiritual development, as well as the development of others.
We visualize a youth church that is designed with young people in mind. A place where they are responsible for leading prayer, bible studies, small groups, and worship services.
The Trainin’ Ground Mission Statement
The Mission of the Trainin’ Ground is to:
• Introduce young people to the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ.
• Ignite a renewal of faith among young people.
• Inspire young people to use their God-given gifts in His service.
• Instruct young people in God’s word.
• Include young people in worship, prayer, and stewardship.
• Incorporate non-traditional methods of teaching, and activities.
• Infuse young people with a spirit of commitment and excellence.
• Instill young people with a spirit of unity and love for others
• Involve young people in reaching lost souls for Christ.
Trainin’ Ground Creed
We will not be Deterred,
We will not Lose Faith,
We will not Turn Back,
We will not Give Up,
We will not Grow Weary,
We will not be Afraid,
We will not Lose Heart,
We will not be Destroyed,
And we will not be Lost!!
Bro. Joshua and Sis. Kimberly Stanley, Youth Directors