Second Baptist Riverdale, GA
1952 – Second Baptist Church of Riverdale was established. Through the years the Lord sent many good pastors to lead this church.
1999 – Pastor Hopkins became pastor. 50 voting members. 30 members present the Sunday before He came. The church had 3.8 acres.
The Big Move
2003 – Found 18 acres on Peeksville Road in Locust Grove for sale, secured a loan and closed on the property on Nov 6. During that summer we had two Super Sunday Night Services in Locust Grove for the first time to introduce ourselves to the community.
2004 – Charter Member Service, March 14, 144 charter members. We are holding all of our church services in Locust Grove! We secured a place to meet temporarily in the Metro Auction Barn until the new facilities were finished.
Walking on the Water
2002 – After a missions trip to Juarez, Mexico with Missionary John Ridings, Pastor Hopkins preaches on “Walking On The Water” on Wednesday, June 19th, and afterwards tells the congregation God has dealt with his heart about moving the church farther south, selling the current facility, and building a new church. “We can settle as a church to just survive, or we can follow God and thrive for His glory!” Two weeks later the church voted overwhelmingly to step out on faith and follow God.
The New Building
2005 – Our first Sunday in our new building was May 29. We also started Heritage Baptist Christian School for grades K2-2nd. As of August 2017, we now offer all grade levels K2-12th.
2008 – As of January 1, we have 472 church members and God is still in the saving business.
2019- This has been a phenomenal year with many souls saved and great families that have joined the church. The Lord has kept every promise He has made to us, and we want to continue to step out on faith. Several new Sunday School classes were started this year. We have added more bus routes and will continue bringing many boys and girls to church on those buses until Jesus comes. Our Christian school has just under 100 students, and many children along with their parents have come to know Christ.