01 Dec Seasoned Saint Spotlight – Brenda B. Hopson
The Hopson Family and my family joined FBBC on the same Sunday and it is an honor to share her profile with our church family.
When and where were you born?
I was born June 13, 1956 in Barnesville, Georgia.
What is your spouse’s name?
Henry Hopson, Jr.
How long have you been married?
Do you have children?
If yes, how many and their names. I am the mother of two children, Henry III (Trae) and the late Henecia L. Hopson, and a grandmother of one (Melaysia).
What are your hobbies/interests?
I enjoy antique shopping, reading, traveling, baking, watching old movies and spending time with family and friends.
Tell us briefly about your career including activities at Fellowship.
I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Albany State University and a Masters Degree in Logistics and Business Management from Georgia College & State University. My career path included working in the Directorate of Contracting at the WRALC, Robins Air Force Base in various positions ranging from Contracting Officer to a management level as a Section/Branch Chief. Retired with 36 years of federal service. I joined FBBC in 1983 and have served in several ministries in the past to include, Usher, Acteen & Girls in Action Team Leader, Mercy Showing and Food Bank Ministries. I am currently actively involved in the Mothers’ Board, Agape, Comforters’ and the Women Ministries.
How has your career molded you as a person?
My career path highly contributed to enhancing my communication and leadership skills that were used in many aspects of my life. Additionally, it provided me with the ability to achieve a common goal while leading a group of individuals with different strengths and various personality types.
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
I have learned that tomorrow is not promised; therefore, we should take time to enjoy each day and make lasting memories.
How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as an individual who loved God and her family while showing the love of Jesus to others through actions and deeds performed to help and encourage others.
What is “your message” (words of wisdom) to Generations X, Y and Z?
Always Trust God in all things and remember the Christian and family roots that were instilled in you during your early years. Seek to do your best in whatever career path you select and remember to reach back to help someone else as you succeed in life. Lastly, do not focus on your mistakes in life but learn from them.
What is your “special” Scripture?
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path.
Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker, Sr.