The mission of Blessed Hope Baptist Church is to carry the sacred commission of Jesus Christ. We seek to carry the Gospel to all humanity through Preaching, Teaching, and Outreach Services. (Matt. 28:19-20, Luke 4:18-19, Acts 1:8)
To build solid believers through lifting the name of Jesus in consistent Worship, Stewardship, Fellowship, Equipping the believers, Evangelizing the non-believers, Encouraging the wounded in spirit, and being the Church, an expression of God’s Love!
What we Believe
Scripture – We believe the Holy Bible, the authority of Scripture, was given to men whom God divinely inspired to record His instructions for His creation. Through the Scripture, we encounter and come to know our Creator. The Scriptures are for our instruction, correction, rebuke, reproof, and reveal the principle by which the world will be judged. The Scripture also reveals God’s unconditional love for creation and how He reconciles humankind back to Himself through faith in Jesus the Christ. Scriptures are timeless truths because God is the author and finisher of our faith. (John 1:13, 2Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 12:2)
God – We believe there is one true and living God who has revealed Himself to us as God the Father, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. All being equal, with distinct personal attributes, yet without division, called a “Trinity”. (Genesis 1:1,26; 1 John 1:1-4)
Broken Relationship – We believe that God created man for a specific purpose to fulfill in His creation. In the beginning, man was at peace with God and lived-in harmony with all creation. Through free will of man in disobedience to God’s command, sin entered the world and humankind was justly condemned. Humanity’s disobedience broke the bond between our Holy God and His creation. (Genesis 2:16-17, 3:23; 1Corithians 15:22a)
Reconciliation – We believe that God loved His creation so much that He sent His Son, our Savior, Jesus to offer His life for the payment for humanity’s sin. Jesus who did not sin became our atoning sins offering, that we would be reconciled to the Father. For all who will confess Jesus as Lord and Savior will be saved. (John 3:16, Acts 16:31, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
Baptism &Lord Supper – We believe that the Scriptures teaches that baptism is the symbolic act that represents Christ death, burial, and resurrection. We likewise believe that the bread and the wine are symbolic of Christ body and blood that He gave as a pure sacrificial offering for the sins of the world. (Romans 6:4, Luke 22:19,20)
The Church – We believe that the church is a community of baptized and witnessing believers, who serve to fulfill the ministry and mission of Christ in the world today. The Church is the vehicle Christ established to carry the Gospel to the lost world. (Matthew 16:18, 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, 2:42)
World to Come – We believe that Jesus will come back to judge this world and to establish the new heaven and the new earth. (Revelation 1:7, 21:1-2)
Pastor Jacques D. Denkins - "Pastor D"
Rev. Dr. Jacques D. Denkins is a native of Houston, Texas. He
completed his undergraduate studies at Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary and has an Advanced Master of Divinity
with a concentration in Pastoral Leadership from Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary, and a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton,
Rev. Dr. J. D. Denkins is versatile in many areas of the ministry. He has
served as Minister of Youth and led the Young Ambassadors
for Christ (YAC), a young adult’s group at Wheeler Avenue
Baptist Church. He has a special love for the elderly, and
currently serves as the Minister to Senior Adults. In this
senior’s ministry, he pays special attention to the needs and
concerns of the elderly. The Seasoned Saints as they are
affectionately called, exercise three days a week, have Seasoned
Table Talk, Nutrition classes, Bible Study, Celebrations and of
course Line Dancing all month long. The seniors of Wheeler
Avenue volunteer to feed the Homeless of Houston through
their partnership with SEARCH.
Rev. Denkins has organized conferences for seniors in the
community, assisted with the Meals on Wheels program and
facilitates day trips for the seniors in and around the state of
Texas. He has worked with the Chaplin at University Place
Retirement Home, were they served the elderly by leading a
weekly worship service for the residents. This worship service
transcended all religious barriers and focused on praising the
God that sustains us. Rev. Denkins has also serves as
Moderator for AREA V of American Baptist Churches of the
South. Currently, Rev. Denkins is an assistant professor with
Southern Reformed College and Seminary.
Rev. Denkins serves as the Senior Pastor of the Blessed Hope
Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.
Rev. Denkins is married to Kimberley A. Denkins. Together
they are the proud parents of God’s gifts to them, Shelby A.
Denkins and Joshua D. Denkins.
God has blessed Rev. Denkins with several gifts and talents;
none of them is as meaningful and fulfilling than preaching and
teaching the Word of God. God has opened many doors for him
to carry the Gospel message to churches all over the country.
He has spoken at numerous conferences, retreats, revivals and
special events. His ministry is committed to spreading the
Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Love of God to all humanity by
seeking to encourage, empower and energize all humanity
through the uncompromising Word of God!
The Teacher – Preacher – Pastor -Servant
A Message From Pastor D.
Blessed Hope Baptist Church was founded by Rev. Jesse E. Green in 1950. The initial
step leading to the organizing of BLESSED HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH was made in May, 1950, when Rev. Jesse Green, our pastor, sought to hold a revival in
Wallisville Garden Addition. After conferring with Bro. James Anderson, permission was received from the Noble Smith Family to use their business establishment as a holy meeting p1ace at 3741 Colvin Street. The first meeting was held in this dwelling on May 1, 1950 with 19 people in attendance. Rev. Green preached from John 1:15 on the subject, “Jesus Turns on the Lights”. EIfredia Culbertson united with this holy body through Christian Experience. This week of Revival Services was a success because of the cooperation of Reverends W. Gordon, O. Hawkins, P. Mason, T. T. Anderson, D. C. Mitchell and B. Garrett. On May 10, 1950, Rev. T. T. Anderson, of Beaumont, Texas, called a special meeting of the members in attendance the previous week to organize a church with the temporary name of ‘THE Wallisville Garden Station”. The following officers were elected:
Deacons: Bro. J. Anderson, Bro. N. L. Smith Trial Deacon: Bro. N. Culbertson
Sunday School Superintendent: Bro. J. Anderson Mission President: Sis. M. Anderson
Secretary: Sis. E. Smith Pastor: Rev. J. E. Green.
The Church was composed of nine members. The additional members being Bros.
Charles & Jimmy Smith and Sis. Mabel Pritchett. The following week, May 17, this group met with Rev. T. T. Anderson, acting as chairman to select a permanent name for the church. It was unanimous1y agreed that the name of the church would be BLESSED HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH”. On July 13, 1950, a meeting was
held to discuss the purchasing of the temporary meeting place for a permanent church site. It was agreed by all that this would be done and the church moved on to organize its first choir on January 22, 1951. After many changes and additions to the original building, it was decided, by the membership, that a new church building was needed.
Shortly thereafter, the ground-breaking ceremony was held on November 15, 1970 and construction was begun. On March 7, 1971, the ribbon was cut and the Dedication Services were held.
As God, would have it, during the next eleven years we grew
spiritually and numerically enabling us to increase the size of the church sanctuary. On June 10, 1993, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for our current building. On August 7, 1994, we proudly marched into our present church Sanctuary. On March 28, 1998, God called His faithful servant Rev. Jesse E. Green, to his spiritual home. On September 20, 1998, the anointed and appointed Rev. L. D. lee was called as Pastor
of Blessed Hope Baptist Church. The vision God gave him, new ministries were
established. The church mortgage note was burned and the church grew tremendously under his leadership. Pastor Lee served Blessed Hope for five years.
In August 2004, God blessed us with Pastor K. R. White. We were thankful to God for
placing us with a faithful servant to lead us for six years.
On April 28, 2012, God blessed us with Pastor Jacques D. Denkins, who came with unity and love in his heart and we are thankful to God for placing with us a faithful and dedicated spirit-filled servant. Let us continue to ask God to strengthen and unite us together, in great numbers. Allow him to use us as co-laborers on his mission, of “Building up the Body of Christ”.
Bro. James Anderson
Bro. Nobel Smith
Sis. Eliza Smith
Bro. Nathaniel Culbertson
Sis. Elfredia Culbertson
Sis. Maggie Anderson
Sis. Mabel Pritchett
Bro. Charles Harris Smith
Bro. Jimmy Lee Smith
Rev. J. E. Green, Pastor