HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
570 Grant Street
Seeing the need for a permanent location, the present property located at 570 Grant Street was pruchased in 1976. Two existing buidings were utilized for Sunday School classes. worship and fellowship hall. There was adequate land for additional facilities in the future. Dedication services were held on May 8, 1977.
The First Southern Baptist Church, Pomeroy, assumed the sponsorship of the mission in 1984.
September 1984, Buckeye Baptist Builders helped in renovations of the building. Blood River Baptist Assocation bought a Steeple for the building in December of 1986.
Consitution services were held on October 1, 1989. Seeing the need for additonal space, the present brick builidng was erected in 1992 in front of the house. Dedication services were held on March 1, 1993.
During the 1990s Hope Baptist Church owned a vacant house adjacent to the church. The congegation graciously opened the house to two differnet missionary families while on furlough.
A mission team from Parkland Baptist Church, Louisville Kentucky arrived in 2004. With 32 youth and 24 adults in the group, they provided Back Yard Bible Clubs, Sports Camp and helped in some minor renovations. God blessed this time with 12 people being saved.
A highlight of the ministry at Hope Baptist Church has always been Vacation Bible School. This outreach has been very successful in reaching the children in the Middleport community. The church continues to minster within the Middleport community.