A weekly series that profiles various places of worship in Columbia County
Anthony Booker is the pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church of Harlem on G.R. Tucker Road. The church was founded in 1887 and offers contemporary and traditional gospel music accompanied by an organ, piano, drums and guitar. It also has a praise team and a choir.
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New Hope Baptist Church of Harlem
Address: 441 G.R. Tucker Road, Harlem
Affiliation: National Baptist
Services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship service, 10:30 a.m.; Thursday night Bible study, 7:00 p.m.
Pastor: Anthony Booker
Congregation size: 159 adults, 60 children
Membership: Most who attend are from Columbia, Richmond, McDuffie Jefferson and Aiken counties.
Known for: "Our worship and our Kids In Christ Klub (KICK), our holistic approach to ministry (and) our out-of-the-box thinking," Booker said.
He added that the church has a day-care center called A World Of Hope Child Care Learning Center, which is in Grovetown.
Music: The church offers contemporary and traditional gospel music accompanied by an organ, piano, drums and guitar, he said. The church has a praise team and choir.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try?
"If you are looking for a new beginning and seeking hope and refuge, come and share with us here at Hope," he said.
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"I think the deterioration of the family and the restructuring of family values by the secular society," he said.
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