Hope of the Generations Church is a local body of believers located in Thomaston, Georgia. We are a non-denominational church and follow the model of the first-century church that was set in place by the apostles in the Bible. Our services are open to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. We give place for prophecies, exhortations, testimonies, and more. We also minister to the needs of our congregation, upon request, to lay hands on and pray for those who are sick according to James 5:
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:14-16 KJV
We believe that every church, regardless of its background or diversity, should witness the same things recorded in the Bible: signs, wonders, healings, and miracles. These are life-altering tools of God to establish the authenticity of His Word.
Join us in this exciting journey of growing up together as children of God to bring His Kingdom and His will to Earth as it is in Heaven!
Be in Health® is the ministry arm of Hope of the Generations. Through Be in Health, we offer life-changing, intensive healing retreats, including the For My Life Retreat, the Walk Out Workshop, and For My Life Expanded. CLICK HERE to find out more about what Be in Health has to offer.
In 1990, God helped Dr. Henry W. Wright understand the root cause of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness (MCS/EI). After one person got healed, the word spread, and people began coming to Dr. Wright seeking healing from God. It soon became evident that they needed a safe place to care for and minister to these people.
The Wrights found an ad in the paper for a campground with a lake and cabins in Georgia’s mountains. So they came from Florida to look at it only to find a piece of property with three old single-wide trailers, a very small pond instead of a lake, and “mountains” that were more like foothills. One special thing that it did come with was an old chapel that was built in 1917.
They came to Georgia with no money but with confidence that God would meet their needs. They put the binder on the property with a dollar bill they found in an old offering plate in the chapel, and they settled their family in as best as they could. A few of the people that they had been ministering to moved up with them as well. So they worked together to establish their little ministry in the hills of Georgia on Pleasant Valley Road.
From there, they were able to teach and minister to whoever would come to them, and they also started a phone ministry that they operated six days a week. Dr. Wright taught many powerful, Biblical teachings in that little Pleasant Valley chapel, which were recorded on a karaoke machine. As the people he ministered to were healed and recovered, he trained them to minister and teach others too.
Dr. Wright fondly referred to that season at the campground as their Green Acres experience. They had many adventures down there, being a bunch of city people trying to figure out how to ‘rough it’ in the backwoods of Georgia. As the ministry grew and people kept on pouring in, a new need arose for a larger facility, that’s when Dr. Wright set his sights on purchasing the old Thurston School building, which is now the campus for Be in Health and Hope of the Generations Church.
People continued to come from all over the country and from around the world, seeking healing from God and understanding of the spiritual roots of their diseases. It soon became evident that they needed to establish a more structured presentation of the Biblical truth they were sharing. As a result, they developed the For My Life Retreat, and ever since then, tens of thousands of people have come through the doors of Be in Health to receive the life-changing insights from the Word of God that would lead them to health and wholeness in God.
In 2014, the Wrights and the Pastoral leadership team felt led to change the church’s name from Pleasant Valley Church to Hope of the Generations Church. Their mission all this time has been to establish generations of overcomers. Dr. Wright always said, “God’s perfect will is not just to heal you, but that you never get sick in the first place.” He didn’t just teach people how to get well but how to thrive as overcomers and walk in wholeness in their spirit, soul, and body and in our relationship with God, ourselves, and others. The Wrights have diligently ministered to and trained a fantastic team to carry on that vision.
In November of 2019, Dr. Henry W. Wright, or Pastor Biscuit, as he was affectionately called, went to be with the Lord whom he so dearly loved. Before his passing, he ordained elders to carry out the fivefold ministry of the church.
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV
With the solid foundation that Dr. Henry Wright and his wife, Pastor Donna Wright, have laid in scripturally sound doctrine and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, Hope of the Generations Church has continued to grow and thrive. Although Pastor Henry is no longer with us, we continue to carry on his legacy and vision for the church that God laid on his heart so many years ago.
Hope of the Generations Church endeavors to be a safe place where God’s people can learn and grow up together as overcomers; as beacons of hope in a dark and hurting world. We don’t pretend to have it all together; we are just people who submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit to accomplish what He’s called us to do in the name of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Wright was also passionate about formatting the services after the model of the first century Acts churches. That is something we continue to grow in and carry out today. We are a culturally and ethnically diverse congregation. We believe firmly that every member of the body of Christ is important, is here for a specific purpose, and has something to offer, from the eldest to the youngest. The family has always been a central focus, we treasure every life, and the children have the opportunity to participate and grow alongside the adults in our services. This is something that was always imperative to Dr. Wright.
Hope of the Generations is not just a building; we are a family that cares for each other and works together to fulfill the calling of God in our lives. We invite you to join us on the journey of establishing generations of overcomers!