After the church was founded in 1860, the original building was used as a school as well a church. This building burned in 1880, and a second building was constructed. The present church was built in 1904, with Rev. J. P. Dickinson as pastor. Hopewell was a pioneer in the modern budget system of the Baxley circuit in 1943.
In 1918, Rev. I. K. Chambers was pastor of the Baxley Circuit with Crosby Chapel, Asbury, Melton's Chapel, Hopewell, and Midway. Zoar was added later. This circuit was in the McRae District until 1930, when McRae was dissolved and this charge was placed in the Waycross District. In 1927, the Minutes show a junior preacher, Rev. Albert Outler, assigned to the Baxley Circuit. At this time, Rev. E. A. Sanders was the pastor. In 1957, the Baxley Circuit was divided into two circuits: North Baxley Circuit (Asbury, Melton, Zoar) and the South Baxley Circuit (Crosby's Chapel, Johnson, Hopewell, Midway, and Milligan).