Planning a Visit?
A Note from our Pastor
Thank you for allowing us to present you with a little taste of our church. Hopewell Baptist Church is a wonderful haven for anyone looking for a place of joy, love, and fulfillment. Every Sunday our church is filled with normal people, just like you, who come every Sunday finding a place to learn and to grow spiritually. For the past twenty years as the pastor of this great church, I have watched God do many amazing things in the lives of multitudes.
My family and I are dedicated to the cause and people of this wonderful church. I believe there is a no more precious place on Earth where genuine people are seeking to serve a genuine God. Our Lord is continuing to honor that desire by abundantly blessing the ministries and families of our church. The greatest concern of our church is that everyone have the opportunity to know how to go to Heaven. If you are not sure that you will go to Heaven, I want to extend to you this personal invitation to click the “How to get to Heaven” tab on our home page and explore some reassuring answers from the Bible. Hopewell Baptist Church is open to everyone regardless of background, ethnicity, or religion. We would love to have you in one of our services very soon as our honored guest.
Pastor Mike Ray
Planning a Visit to Hopewell Baptist Church
Visiting any church for the first time can be a bit intimidating. We understand. We want to put you at ease by answering some of the questions that you might have.
What can I expect?
One of our smiling church greeters will meet you at our main entrance when you walk in. He or she will direct you to the right class or service and will also be able to answer any questions you have.
Our adult Bible classes meet at 10:00 AM. These classes make it so that you do not get “lost in the crowd.” They allow you to meet people that you can identify with, enjoy some coffee and donuts, and hear a practical lesson from God’s Word. This is one of the best ways to connect and grow with our church.
Our main service begins at 11:00 AM when we all combine in the main auditorium. You will enjoy Christ-honoring music of the choir, ensembles, and soloists, as well as participating in our congregational singing. The music is always followed by a Biblical, practical, challenging Bible message from Pastor Ray. This service is a little over one hour in length.
When are the main church services?
10 AM – Adult Bible Classes, Teen Bible Classes, and Children’s Sunday School
11 AM – Morning Service
6:30 PM –Evening Service
7 PM –Midweek Service and Adult Discipleship
Additionally, our faith based addictions-abstinance program, Reformers Unanimous, meets on Friday nights at 7:00 PM.
Where are you located?
From Vallejo: Go north on Highway 29, take a left turn on Redwood Road, and then a right turn on Linda Vista Avenue. Hopewell Baptist Church is the second church on the left.
From Calistoga/St. Helena: Go south on Highway 29, take a right turn on Trower, and then a left turn on Linda Vista Avenue. Hopewell Baptist Church is the second church on the right.
Our address is 3755 Linda Vista Ave. Napa, CA 94558.
Is there a nursery?
At all of our services we provide a safe, clean, and highly staffed nursery for infants and toddlers. For the infants, mothers will receive a pager so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need.
Is there something for my children?
For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered Sunday School classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
What should I wear?
There is not a dress code at Hopewell Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress. However, you will in no way stand out whether you come dressed casually or if you come dressed up. Our goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable as our guest!
Am I expected to give money?
No. We don’t invite you to attend our church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We exist as a church family for what we can do for you, not the other way around. You are under no obligation to participate in the offering as our guest.
What if I am not a Baptist?
It is our desire that our church be for anyone who has a desire to know God. Whether you have a Catholic background or Protestant background, whether you consider yourself very religious or not religious at all, you are welcome at our church. Visiting our church does not make you a member or a part of any kind of club. Rest assured, there will be no one at the front door checking to make sure you have a Baptist resume in order to let you in!