Pastor Roy Hopgood, Jr
Reverend Roy Hopgood, Jr. accepted his call to the Ministry in 1979, and preached his first sermon on December 31, 1979 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member. Serving under Pastor Reverend Isaac Hopgood, he served as a Nurse prior to his call to the ministry. Later he united with Jeremiah Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Fred Boyd. There he continued to serve faithfully and remained until he organized Mount Horeb Baptist Church and held its first service.
On August 20, 1983, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Reverend Roy Hopgood, Jr., organized the Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Church and requested that his pastor, Fred Boyd send Mount Horeb's credentials to the Recognition Council to be recognized as a New Testament Church. After reviewing Mount Horeb's credentials, the council voted to accept Mount Horeb as a New Testament Church and to proceed with the Constitution Service.
Pastor Roy Hopgood, Jr., was born on August 17 in Denmark, Tennessee to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hopgood, Sr. and Lottie Mae Bates - Hopgood. He was the second child of seven born into this family. His parents moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he grew up.
Raised in a Christian family and attending Tabernacle Community Baptist Church along with his parents as a child, Roy Jr. accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized in a small neighborhood church called Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Squire Green. There he served as a junior usher and sung with the junior choir.
He graduated from North Division High School and soon after enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served his country four (4) years and is a Vietnam Veteran. Not long after returning home from the Military, he met and married Sherry Marie Green. They have one son, Troy L. Hopgood, Daughter-in-law, Dawn Remmel -Hopgood and three (3) grandsons Troy Jr., Julian, and Quentin. In addition, Pastor Hopgood has one daughter, Tammy Belin - Long, (born prior to his marriage to Sherry), and the grandfather of Tammy's two sons, Timothy Long, Jr. and Tyrel Belin.
Studied at International Seminary, also Moody Bible Institute in Theological Studies
Accomplishments: Numerous other Achievements, Awards and Certificates
WORK HISTORY AND MINISTRIES
- Served as a Field Supervisor with Milwaukee Health Department
- State Trooper with Wisconsin State Patrol
- Safety Supervisor with Milwaukee Public Schools
- Private Licensed Investigator for over 18 years
In addition to his pastorate, he is currently serving Minnesota-Wisconsin Southern Baptist Convention as African American Ministries Consultant.
Pastor Hopgood served as chairman of Leadership Training Institute for 18 years
He has served as the Interim Executive Director and Chairman of the Board for Heartlove Place Ministries.
Pastor Roy Hopgood, Jr., currently serves as director of Contextualized Leadership Development Center through Midwestern Baptist College preparing ministers to serve as pastors.
In addition to planting his church, he has helped Ten (10) other called out pastors with the organization of their church.