Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church

3397 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road
Bartow, FL 33830


Sunday Worship:
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., in The Sanctuary,
on Facebook live, or via conference call

Sunday School:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, via conference call
@ 607-374-1008 code 129329
@ 425-436-6379 code 597126

 Wednesday Bible Study:
12:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m, via conference call
@ 607-374-1008 code 129329

Morning Devotional:
5:45 a.m., via conference call Mon-Fri: @ 607-374-1008 code 129329

Intercessory Prayer
6:00 p.m.,  Friday via conference call
 @ 607-374-1008 code 129329

News and Updates

All in-person church activities with the exception of worship service have been cancelled and moved to phone and Zoom.


Our Mission here at Good Hope is:

To know Jesus Christ, and to make him known through evangelism, discipline, and missions. We hope you will join us.

Verse of The Day

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

A Few of Our Ministries:

Newcomer’s Ministry

Youth Ministry

Men’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry

Community Outreach

About Good Hope and Our History

Good Hope was first located in the Gordonville area known as “The Hill.” The church was located in the middle of what is now known as U.S. Highway 17. Nothing existed but a wooded area surrounded by fishing ponds. The church was also used as a schoolhouse for all colored children living in the surrounding area. Mrs. Lillie Blossom was the only black teacher.

Good Hope relocated again in 1940 to its present location. The church was built from rough, undressed lumber and a large church bell was installed for signaling all church services and any deaths. Some of the early church families included the Richardson’s, Simpsons, Armstrong’s, Collins, Bryants, and Harpers, just to name a few. These members always had the welfare of the church at heart.

Pastoral leadership included: Pastor General Jones (1937-50); Pastor George Miller (1950-56); Pastor John Austin (1956); Pastor Daniel Johnson (1957-61); Pastor P. V. Bowens (1961-78); Pastor J. E. Pegram (1978-80); Pastor W. F. Leonard (1981-1988); and Pastor Joseph Smith (1989-1998).

Between the periods of June 1998 and May, 1999, Good Hope was without a shepherd. But through much prayer and guidance of the Holy Spirit, the service of interim ministers and pastors, the leadership of Deacon Larry Granger, a host of committed and dedicated members, Good Hope was able to keep the faith. A total of 36 new members were added during this time. On June 6, 1999, Pastor Lanelle Pickett, Sr., was placed by God to lead the Good Hope flock. View our current pastoral staff here.