We'd Be Honored To Have You Worship With Us!


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



worship with us

Sunday Morning

Sunday School - 9:30am

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

Pastor, Dr James L Wagahoff

Sunday Night

Sunday Evening - 6pm


Prayer Time with

Assoc Pastor Jonathan Wagahoff

Preaching Message

Pastor, Dr James L Wagahoff

Wednesday Services

MidWeek Services - 6:30pm

Bible Study & Prayer

Pastor, Dr James L Wagahoff

Youth Groups

Children - Mrs Diane Wagahoff

Bible Club - Mrs Virginia McKinney

Teen - Youth Pastor Ty Irwin


church staff


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.

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.

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.


715 S O'Bannon St

PO Box 603

Raymond IL  62560


Ch 217-250-9688

Pastor 217-710-6067

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