Who We Are
"Blessed is the one whose delight is in the law of the Lord. That person is like a tree planted by the water, yielding its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither - whatever they do prospers." (Psalm 1)
The Mission of Wycliffe
We are God's people, called to fulfill our mission to promote and extend the unity we experience through Christ to all;
to provide worship to praise God and nurture souls;
to develop our faith to help us understand scripture and life;
to engage our larger community through ministries to the weak, the poor, and the marginalized; and
to be good stewards of God's creation.
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, including the sovereignty of God, the authority of Scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers.
Our salvation through Jesus is God’s generous gift to us, not the result of our accomplishments, and it's everyone’s job to share this Good News. To learn more about the Presbyterian Church, visit its website at www.pcusa.org
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). He is a certified Pastoral Counselor & Chaplain.
Read Pastor Bugg's blog to learn more about him, his family, his ministry, and the Wycliffe Institute, an accredited training center with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. (Pastor B's blog)
Session of the Church
In the Presbyterian Church, elected "Elders" chair the various work areas of the church. This year, those include Ginny Lambright & Steve Hackney (Christian Service & Mission), Betty Oliver & Jim Basnight (Christian Education), Francie Brake & Dotty Ballow (Fellowship), Fran Florence, Bob Prestridge & Stephanie Billy (Outreach & Member Care), Kelley Gangwer (Worship), Garland Miles & Steve Hogan (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 -www.stratfordpreschool.net
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 -
Girl Scouts: website, or email
email@example.com or call