Abundant Hope is a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church located in Gates, NC. We are dedicated to providing a worship service that begins with contemporary and traditional music followed by solid Biblical teaching that will help you learn about God’s written Word and how it directly applies to your life and the circumstances you are dealing with today. We are currently offering a Sunday morning worship experience at 9:00 AM and Wednesday night Life Group Bible studies. AHBC has great preschool, children, preteen and teen programs offered in a safe environment for learning about God. We believe in teaching and preaching God’s Word in order to change our lives with out compromising His Word. Our church worships together dressed anywhere from shirt and tie to sandals and shorts. Everyone is welcome here regardless of race or economic background. Whether you are single, married, a parent, teen or child, we strive to make church relevant, authentic, creative, and applicable for you each week. Come experience genuine worship, share your faith, meet new friends, brothers and sisters in Christ and be prepared for a life-changing experience!
What kind of church is Abundant Hope? Abundant Hope Baptist Church is part of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia within the Southern Baptist Convention. The church body is approximately 50 members, with 100 attending each Sunday.
Where is Abundant Hope located? We are located at 700 Willeyton Road in Gates. We are located half way between Tipps Store and the Water Tower on Willeyton Road. Our church is 7 Miles from Rt. 13 in Suffolk VA.
I’m interested in becoming a member. How can I find out more information? All of our members are baptized, professing Christ followers, who have finished our New Members Class. Call us at 252-357-4673. We’d love to send you an information packet.
What programs does Abundant Hope offer? Abundant Hope Offers Children’s programs, pre-teens, Student Ministries and Adults Ministries. Our focus is not on programs per se but on helping people grow in their walk with Jesus Christ. We want to develop fully mature disciples of Jesus Christ. We will not just add another program or ministry just to have them but we ask if each ministry or program fits with in the vision that God has given to our church for this time and to this people.
How do I contact Abundant Hope? Our main number is 252-357-4673 or if you would like to e-mail us, click here for a list of contacts.
When was Abundant Hope founded? 2005 – We were a church plant started out of Southside Baptist Church in Suffolk, VA. Southside sent out 10 families to start a new church to reach the people of Gates County, NC.
Is Abundant Hope a safe church? All of our adults that work with children (birth through 18 years old), are members of Abundant Hope for at least 6 months, apply for the position, interview with a staff member, receive a criminal background check, complete C.A.R.E. training to protect themselves and our children, and are always in a room with another adult.
What activities could I be involved in? For a full list of ministries, please visit our ministries overview for more information.