At one of the oldest country church structures in Hopkins County, the Black Oak Baptist Church congregation is experiencing a growth spurt in 2015. Increased regular attendance is calling for the addition of Sunday School classrooms and expansion of the Fellowship Hall/Family Life Center. A Fish Fry Fundraiser is planned on Saturday October 24 at noon, with all-you-can-eat fish, trimmings, and homemade desserts served by donation.
The meal will be followed at 2pm by a puppet show and hayride for the children. In recent months, attendance has grown to over 100 persons for Sunday services and almost 40 children are enrolled in Sunday School. This growth is following a time, not too long ago, when the congregation slipped to an all-time low membership of 5 persons. Parts of the original 1909 church structure are still in use and the small Fellowship Hall that was constructed about 15 years ago is currently in regular use as classroom space. Proceeds from the fish fry will be used to enlarge the Fellowship Hall and add on classrooms.
Pastor Pastor Charlie Belliew, the Black Oak Band, Youth Pastor Ricky Self, and the congregation invite everyone to the fundraiser and to services held each Sunday at 11 a.m.