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Bagely Swamp Wesleyan

Hertford, NC


Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church in Hertford, N.C., held its first worship service on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in its recently-completed, 12,000 square foot facility. Located across the road from the current buildings on a 25-acre tract, it includes a 220-seat sanctuary, classrooms, offices, kitchen, children’s worship space, and state-of-the art technology.

The facility replaces the current church building, which was built in 1914, as well as the current fellowship hall and office space. These older facilities will be re-tooled and continue to be used in new and creative ways.

Over 250 attendees were on hand for the first Sunday in the new building. A grand opening and open house are being planned. District Superintendent and former pastor, Dan LeRoy (and wife, Cynthia) were in attendance. James Spaugh and Todd Kemp are the pastors.

The church’s hope is to open the new facility to the community as often as possible. On Wednesday, March 5, Bagley Swamp hosted its first community event in the new facility as it hosted the Perquimans County Ministers’ Council for Education. This is a collaborative group of community leaders, school officials and principals, and local ministries.

Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church, located in Perquimans County just outside Hertford, N.C., traces its roots to a Sunday school and camp meeting in 1905. Bagley Swamp offers worship at 8:30 and 11:00 and Sunday school at 9:45 each Sunday. Complete children’s ministries are offered during the 11:00 service.


Project Progress & Features


Jesus is central to everything we do at Bagley Swamp Church. We sing, pray, and preach. We build connections and enjoy spending time together. Our past, present, and future is centered on Jesus Christ. Our purpose on this earth is to make much of Jesus Christ. If you're new to Bagley Swamp, we would love to get to know you better.


Our Core Values

God is God and we are not.
We will sacrifice for the future of the church.
We will connect with others to make us stronger.
We are a welcoming place that stands on unsettling truth.
We wholeheartedly serve to make an impact.
We freely give to a generous God.
We will do whatever it takes so that the world will know.


At our church we believe that Jesus changes everything. We strive as a community to follow after Jesus together as we seek to love God and love our neighbors to the best our our abilities.

Bagley Swamp Church is a Wesleyan Church. You can click that link to find out the history of the Wesleyan Church and to read our official statements of beliefs.

Each Wesleyan Church is different in style and personality. Our church is made up of people from lots of different church backgrounds and some with no church background at all. Feel free to come as you are!

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