Location: Independence, Kentucky
Pastor: Bill Clark
Weekly Worship: Sundays at 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30, Eastern
Fast Facts: Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Independence, Kentucky is the recipient of Revitalize Network’s 2020 Church of the Year Long Obedience Award.
Hickory Grove is 219 years old. The church’s members have endured bold changes over the last 4 years in order to be obedient to God’s calling to reach the lost in their community. Hickory Grove is surrounded by families with young kids, and most of them are unchurched. The church intentionally invested in good, safe, clean facilities for youth and children to better serve these families. They also created several brand new first impressions teams: parking greeters, door greeters, hospitality, and runners who help every person find their way on their campus.
The church reallocated missions giving to partner with local community leaders to serve their neighbors and shine the light of the gospel. They partner with their local mayor, city administrator, a local school principal, and the county school system’s team of family resource directors. As a result of their obedience, Hickory Grove is now up to 3 worship services and they baptized 72 people in 2019.
Please pray for Pastor Bill Clark as he continues to lead this church in obedience to God’s calling. Also pray for the members as they minister to and serve their community for the glory of God.
The 2020 Church of the Year Long Obedience Award was made possible by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. http://www.SEBTS.edu
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