Post Office Box 130
Bat Cave, N.C. 28710
The Rev. Wes Shields,
The Right Rev. Josť
Bishop Diocese of Western N.C.
The Rev. Wes Shields, Laura holding Tucker,
Emma and Cody
Thank you for
taking the time to look at our website.
We hope that if you have any questions you will be sure to
I came to Transfiguration in the spring of 2014, and I have
found it to be a loving community that is truly interested in
growing in their faith and service to the Lord. Are we
perfect? Absolutely not, but over the last 15 years I have been
around a lot of churches and I would not say that my previous
statement would apply to all of those parishes.
Scripture teaches us that the truth of our words is
found in the fruits that our life produces. Some of the fruit of
this place is our Sunday evening community supper. For the last
six years almost every Sunday people from the parish and the
community come together for a free hot meal and a time of
Bare Necessities is a ministry that provides handmade
reusable diapers and feminine hygiene products to people here in
the gorge and on four continents. In the past year they have
given away approximately $10,000, retail value, worth of these
items to those in need.
Our firewood ministry has split and will delivered
around 15 cords off wood for people to heat their homes. Most of
those people have never set foot in this parish.
We have AD groups (Accountability and Discipleship)
that are striving to make personal connections with one another
and encourage one another to grow in their faith.
These are a few examples of the fruit of this place. I
offer these up not to brag, or at least thatís what I am telling
myself, but rather to say we are making an effort. Are we there
yet? Absolutely not, but our faith tells us that it doesnít
matter where we start; it only matters where we finish. I hope
you will come and be with us for a Sunday or a lifetime. You are
welcome here no ifs, ands, or buts.