“And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8 KJV

we’ll make it through this & 

continue to enjoy the journey... together

 

2020 Vision

seeing through God's eyes

Welcome to the official site of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, located in beautiful Raymond IL!

 

Here you will find old fashion singing, old fashion preaching from the precious King James Bible, and old fashion fellowship from some of the sweetest folks this side of Heaven!

 

We'd love to have you join us for Services! You won't want to miss what God is doing at BHBC.

"Looking for that blessed hope..."  Titus 2:13

 

BHBC COVID-19 Updates

& Schedule Changes

18th Annual Ladies Retreat “20/20 Vision” on April 18th - postponed

 

** We Will Be Streaming Our Services Live ONLY Until Further Notice **

Wednesday, March 25th with Pastor James L Wagahoff - 6:30pm

 

Sunday, March 29th:

Morning Worship with Pastor James L Wagahoff - 10:30am

Evening Service with Assoc Pastor Jon Wagahoff - 5pm

 

Wednesday, April 1st with Youth Pastor Ty Irwin - 6:30pm

Why are these changes necessary?

 

**Because of our respect for authority. (Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:12-17)

Romans 13:1-7

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

1 Peter 2:12-17

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

**Because of our testimony in the community. (Matthew 5:16; I Peter 2:12, 15)

Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1 Peter 2:12,15

12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation;

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:


**Because of our love for our neighbor. (Mark 12:31)

Mark 12:31 - And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these

 

worship with us

Sunday School

Sunday Morning & Evening

Wednesday Services

Sunday School - 9:30am

(classes for all ages)

Children SS - Mrs Brenda Hegel

Teens - Youth Pastor Ty Irwin

College - Assoc Pastor Jon Wagahoff

Ladies - Mrs Diane Wagahoff

Mens - Bro Dave Ernst

Morning Worship - 10:30am

Preaching Message

Pastor, Dr James L Wagahoff

Sunday Evening - 6pm

Preaching Message

Pastor, Dr James L Wagahoff

Bible Study & Prayer - 6:30pm

Pastor, Dr James L Wagahoff

Wednesday Youth Groups

Children - Mrs Diane Wagahoff

Bible Club - Mrs Virginia McKinney

Teen - Youth Pastor Ty Irwin

 

church staff

Associate Pastor

Jonathan J Wagahoff

Bro Jon Wagahoff became our Song Leader in July of 2000, and was voted in as our Associate Pastor in October of 2006.

 

He has served as our Youth Pastor, a Sunday School Teacher, Church Treasurer, and as our Church pianist over the years. 

 

He holds a Degree of Advanced Biblical Studies.

He married his wife, Ms Amy (McMurtry), in November of 2008.
Ms Amy serves as our church pianist.

Pastor

Dr James L Wagahoff

Pastor Wagahoff served as our Interim Pastor when the Church started in September of 1980, and became our Pastor in May of 1986.

 

He holds a Graduate of Theology Degree from Calvary Baptist Seminary and a Doctorate Degree from Blessed Hope Baptist College.


He married his wife, Ms Diane (Jarman), in September of 1969. They have 6 children, 6 children-in-laws, 13 grandchildren (one on the way), and 1 grandchild-in-law.

Youth Pastor

Ty M Irwin

Bro Ty Irwin has served as our Youth Pastor since May of 2013, and has a great love for the Youth here at BHBC.

 

He holds a Degree of Advanced Biblical Studies as well as a Bachelor's Degree from Grace Baptist Bible College.

He married his wife, Ms Rachel (Wagahoff), in October of 2011. They have 3 children, a son Tommie, a daughter Abigail, a son Josiah, and one on the way. Ms Rachel also serves as our choir pianist here at the Church.

    contact    

715 S O'Bannon St

PO Box 603

Raymond IL  62560

revwag@yahoo.com

Ch 217-250-9688

Pastor 217-710-6067

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