Church History & Beliefs
New Hope Baptist Church has faithfully served the Bon Aqua, Tennessee area for 147 years. On October
28, 1872, a few members from the Oak Grove Church of Williamson County and the Knob Creek Church
of Maury County met at the Tidwell School House in the 4 th district of Hickman County and organized the
New Hope Baptist Church that we attend today.
New Hope Baptist is a cooperating member of the
JSTBA, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention.
Our beliefs can best be summarized by the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 Edition which can be found at the link below.
Pastor Nathan Wilkerson
• Bro. Nathan Wilkerson was saved in 1982 and surrendered to the call to preach the Gospel on June 21, 1991, at the age of 15. He was ordained as a minister in 1998 at the Round Lick Baptist Church in
Watertown, Tennessee. He has served 5 different churches as either the Senior Pastor or Associate Pastor spanning the last 23 years. He began at New Hope in March of 2019.
• He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Covington Theological Seminary in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.
• He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 19 years, and they are blessed with 2 sons, Andrew (16) and Aaron (12).