Hope Presbyterian Church

Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama

1984 - present

Robert Donnell Presbytery
Synod of Southeast

Hope Presbyterian Church
10001 Bailey Cove Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35803

Hope Presbyterian Church began its ministry in a vacant store of a local shopping center on September 9, 1984. Originally there were only thirty-six charter members when Hope began as a union church of three denominations: the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the United Presbyterian Church in the USA, and the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. With the reunion of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA and the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., Hope became a bi-union congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA). The members of Hope worshipped in the storefront until 1986 when the present church building was dedicated.

In the first fifteen years, Hope has had four called and three interim pastors. The Rev. Tim Davis served as pastor of Hope until 1988 when the Associate Pastor, the Rev. Edward (Skip) Babcock began serving as the first interim pastor. The Rev. Neil Dunnavant was the second called pastor and was followed in October of 1991 by the Rev. James Thompson. In November of 1992, the Rev. Peter Vial became the third called pastor. The next interim pastor was the Rev. Ed Hamlett, who began in November of 1994 and remained until November of 1995 when the Rev. James W. Roberts was called.

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Updated May 24, 2005