Hope Baptist Church is on the Eastside of Anderson SC. We strive to be a habitual and faithful God honoring and fearing church founded upon God's word and empowered by His Holy Spirit. Our church strives to bear a unified testimony to our community and the world at large as we expectantly await the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and show the love of Christ to each other and all who know us.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35
1. The Exaltation of Jesus Christ.
The church is about Jesus Christ. The church is for Jesus Christ. The focus of Hope Baptist Church is on Jesus Christ. The Hope of Hope Baptist Church is Jesus Christ.
If we lose our ministry of exalting Jesus Christ, then we will lose our reason for existence.
2. The Evangelism of the World.
The church is to follow the desires of the Lord Jesus as communicated to His disciples at the beginning of His ministry and at the end of His ministry here on earth that we be fishers of men. Evangelism is the preaching of the good news about Jesus Christ to people who need to believe in Him and follow Him.
3. The Edification of the Saints
The church is to build up the people of God through the ministry of the Word and fellowship. Our public worship together as an assembly and private ministering to one another is a tie that binds us firmly together and provides the encouragement and education needed to fulfill the exaltation of Jesus Christ and the evangelism of the world.
Pastor David Rickerd started the church in 1989 with a group of college students that came out faithfully every week to Anderson to witness to the lost and spread the Gospel. Our pastor and his wife Becky are blessed with nine children.