Special Needs

The Special Needs Ministry is known here at Hopewell as the “JOY” ministry.

The JOY ministry is to encourage those with exceptions to know the Love of Jesus in a safe, accepting, and nurturing environment. Individuals of all ages can look forward to engaging Bible lessons and fun activities with a supporting, loving staff.

We offer Sunday School support from 10-12 on Sundays.

We hope you will join us as we seek to Know Jesus, Love Jesus, and Live Jesus with JOY!

Jodi Dale
Director of Special Needs


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We are so excited to host Night to Shine 2022! Due to COVID-19 and the safety of our honored guests as a top priority, this year Night to Shine will be a Shine-Thru Parade and Virtual Celebration on Friday, February 11, 2022! Night to Shine (sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation) is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs. We are blessed to be a part of this growing worldwide movement through the local church where thousands of people with special needs will be celebrated, given the royal treatment, and reminded of God’s love for them!


If you are interested in serving at our Shine-Thru Parade simply text “nts” to 770-575-5559 and follow the prompts.

Night to Shine 2022 is February 11th and will be online with drive-thru locations.

Virtual Prom: Starts at 6 PM

Virtual Prom is a link that will be sent out the day of, this will give you access to the Virtual Prom hosted by Tim & Demi Tebow! This link will be available starting at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, Feb 11th and stay active for a few hours so you can watch it before or after the drive-thru!

Shine-Thru: 6-8 PM February 11th, at Hopewell Baptist Church.

Shine-Thur Parade is a drive-thru experience. You will drive through our parking lot with tons of cheers for each of our honored guests!! We will have a few more stops along the way this year, pictures, crowns & tiaras, gifts, and even karaoke (modified versions)!!!

For more information email Stacy Hatcher at stacy.hatcher@hopewell.church or call our offices at 770-287-3311

Hopewell Night to Shine Registration

Select one or both of the events you are attending.
Make sure that you use a valid email address so you can receive the link for the virtual prom and any important updates.
I hereby give my full consent to use any recordings, videos, or photos of my loved one, registered above, to be used by the Tim Tebow Foundation or Hopewell Baptist Church now, or in the future, in accordance to the Night to Shine Prom