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Who We Are


We Believe

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, filled with stories of faith and inspiration, and a source of truth and guidance for daily living.

  • We believe in the Holy Trinity (God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit - our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer).

  • We believe that salvation is a gift from God - we are saved by grace - which we have not earned, nor can we 'prove' ourselves worthy by deeds, but are saved by grace through our faith, and in thankfulness we are inspired to offer ourselves in good works to serve and care for others.

  • We believe that Jesus is the Son of God who came in human form and offered himself as a sacrifice for humanity. He died on the cross, was buried, raised to new life, and ascended into heaven,  proving his power over sin and death.  

  • We believe in Jesus' promise that he does not leave us alone, but has sent the Holy Spirit as comforter and guide.


The Presbyterian Church USA

Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century's Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564) whose writings crystallized much  of the Reformed thinking that came before him. 

Presbyterians believe the Church is the Body of Christ and neither it, nor Christians as individuals, can be neutral or indifferent to evil in the world.  It affirms the Church's responsibility to speak out on social and moral issues.  To learn more about the Presbyterian Church and its positions on various social issues, please visit PCUSA's Social Issues web page at 


Pastor - Rev. Dr. Garrett Bugg

Rev. Dr. Garrett Bugg has served the Wycliffe Community since 2013.  A native of Sylvia, NC, he earned degrees from North Carolina State University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Garrett Theological Seminary (DMin), and is a certified Pastoral Counselor & Chaplain leading the Wycliffe Institute, an accredited training center with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.   He is married to Ali Roberts Bugg, a Philadelphia native, who is Operations Manager for the Nexus Global Studies at Cape Henry Collegiate, and they keep on their toes with their delightful children, Emilia and Joey.       (Pastor B's blog)

Business Meeting

Session of the Church

In the Presbyterian Church, elected "Elders" chair the various work areas of the church.  This year, those include Ginny Lambright & Don McNeill (Christian Service & Mission), Betty Oliver & Stephanie Billy (Christian Education), Francie Brake & Dotty Ballow (Fellowship), Jodi Rossman & Mark Via (Outreach & Member Care), Lisa Sowell & Jim Basnight (Worship), Garland Miles & Steve Hackney (Facilities), Cathy Maston (Planning & Review) and Barry LaVigne & Chris Lemmon (Administration, Stewardship & Finance). They plan for the church's various programs and service areas and lead committees which put the plans into motion. This group is led by Clerk of Session Gail Schwartzer.


Stratford Pre-School at Wycliffe

Wycliffe is home to Stratford Preschool.   

It is noted for its strong academic program with loads of creative activities and engaging play which crafts a perfect balance.  Its outstanding elemetary school preparation is backed by 51years of tradition.  (Ages 3 through Kindergarten)

For more information on the school or to enroll your child, see Stratford's website, email the preschool, or call 



Music Together

Fun! Fabulous! Uplifting! are just a few of words parents have used to describe "Music Together" for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grown-ups who love them.  Wycliffe offers several music-making opportunities weekday mornings and afternoons.


For class schedules and details, contact Emily at


Scouting at Wycliffe

Scouting is one of the world's largest and oldest youth organizations, and Wycliffe is delighted to host both Boy and Girl Scout troops.   For further details on the troops, or to enroll your child, contact  - 

Scout Troop 493website, or email 

Girl Scouts: website, or email or call


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