"looking for that blessed hope..."  titus 2:13


a good place to call home!

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.


"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14


worship with us

Sunday School

Sunday School - 9:30am

Children - Mrs Brenda Hegel

Teens - Youth Pastor Ty Irwin

College - Pastor Jonathan Wagahoff

Ladies - Mrs Diane Wagahoff

Mens - Bro Dave Ernst

Sunday Morning & Evening

Morning Worship - 10:30am

Preaching Message

Pastor Jonathan Wagahoff

Sunday Evening - 6pm

Preaching Message

Pastor Jonathan Wagahoff

Wednesday Services

Bible Study & Prayer - 6:30pm

Pastor Jonathan Wagahoff

Wednesday Youth Groups

Children - Mrs Audrey Wagahoff

Bible Club - Mrs Virginia McKinney

Teen - Youth Pastor Ty Irwin

church staff

Pastor Jonathan J Wagahoff

Bro Jonathan 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.  Pastor Wagahoff 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.

On November 8, 2020, the Church unanimously voted to call Bro Jonathan to be the next Pastor here at BHBC.  Pastor Wagahoff would count it a joy for you to come and visit us here at Blessed Hope!

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.

Bro Ty married his wife, Ms Rachel (Wagahoff), in October of 2011. They have 4 children, a son Tommie, a daughter Abigail, and sons Josiah and Silas. Ms Rachel also serves as our choir pianist here at the Church.


Visitation Pastor Dr James L Wagahoff

Bro Jim served as our Interim Pastor when the Church started in September of 1980, and as our Pastor here at Blessed Hope from May 1986 - December 2020


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

Bro Jim married his wife, Ms Diane (Jarman), in September of 1969. They have 6 children, 6 children-in-laws, 14 grandchildren, 3 grandchildren-in-laws, and 1 great-grandchild on the way.

Bro Jim stays busy making visits to those who are sick and discouraged. Mrs Diane teaches our Ladies Sunday School.


Church Address:

715 S O'Bannon St

PO Box 603

Raymond IL  62560



Ch Phone: 217-250-9688

Pastor Jon: 217-836-0860

Dr Wagahoff: 217-710-6067

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