Rev. John Hopkins, Sr. is a native of Franklin County, Bunn, NC and currently resides in Youngsville, NC. He is the proud son of Deacon John Wesley Hopkins and Mrs. Lena Faye “Lucas” Hopkins and eldest of 2 sons.
He attended Franklin County Schools from kindergarten and graduated from Bunn High School in 1983. Rev. Hopkins attended Nash Community College and North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Rev. Hopkins attended Hosanna Bible College and received a bachelor of Theology Degree. He is a veteran of the US Army and NC National Guard.
Rev. Hopkins initially was called into the ministry in the year of 1990 at the Zion Spring Christian Church in Bunn, NC under the tutor ledge of Elder Aton A. Smith, now Bishop Smith. He was ordained in 1995 at the Mt. Zion Christian Church in Durham, NC. He is best known for his phenomenal teaching ability. In his pastime he is an avid golfer, a grill master in cooking, martial arts, swimming and other sports. He also has a special interest in history and politics.
Rev. Hopkins has experience in many areas of leadership including civic and community activities.
He is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Jeanette “Spivey” Hopkins. They are the proud parents of two adorable children, Tiffany Janee’ and John Anthony, Jr.. Reverend Hopkins’ favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”