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April 20, 2016

Rev. Dr. Randy Flanagan ’76 to Present Baccalaureate Message

Rev. Dr. Randy Flanagan ’76 will present the message at the Baccalaureate ceremony during West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Commencement week.  The service will be at a new time this year, starting at 5 p.m. in Wesley Chapel on Friday, May 6. 

The Rev. Dr. Flanagan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Bible and religion from Wesleyan in 1976, his Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1979, and his Doctorate of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1986.  He has served as an appointed pastor for the past 43 years serving six rural churches in the Adrian Charge; at Palatine First United Methodist Church (UMC) in Palatine, IL; King’s Way UMC in Elkins, WV; Elkins Easy UM Charge in Elkins, WV; St. Mary’s UMC in Beckley, WV; and Simpson UMC in Moundsville, WV.

The Rev. Dr. Flanagan also served as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the West Virginia Annual Conference of the UMC, as well as lead pastor at both Christ Church UMC in Charleston, WV and Wesley UMC in Morgantown, WV, his current position.

He is married to wife Janet L. (McCloud) ’76, with whom he has a daughter, Kathryn. 

For more information on this year’s Commencement, please visit



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