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.