Hermitage Baptist Church was founded in 1920 to reach the mill village surrounding the Hermitage Cotton Mill. We met for four years in borrowed facilities until 1924, when we were able to erect our first sanctuary on our current property, which was donated by the mill. For over a century, we have sought to show and share the gospel in our community. In 2015 we broke ground on our Family Life Center, the first construction in over fifty years, which has continuously blessed our church and our community. While we are anchored in the past, we are looking forward to faithfully serving the Lord until He returns.
Rev. Dr. Mark D. Hopkins
Mark has served as our senior pastor since March 2017. He began his ministry at Hermitage as an associate pastor in 2005 and served faithfully in that capacity for twelve years. Mark earned his BA in Psychology/Counseling and music minor from Coker College in Hartsville, SC in 1995. He went on to earn his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC in 1998. He then earned his Doctorate of Ministry in 2022 from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Mark is married to Amy, and they have two children, Kaylee and Asher. Mark has a passion for pastoral care and seeing new Christians develop and grow in the faith.