Learn what Shady Grove Wesleyan is all about!



those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.


connect in a Life Group or Sunday School so you can grow closer to Jesus Christ.


 by serving in one of Shady Grove's ministries.


 by getting beyond the walls of church to impact the community and the world for Jesus Christ.


“Sustained by your prayers, and in the name of my Savior, I will go to North Carolina.” With these words spoken in September 1847, Reverend Adam Crooks, age 23, from Ohio, reluctantly launched a missionary trip from the Allegheny Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America (Indiana) to Guilford County to begin the first Wesleyan Methodist work in the South.


After the Civil War, many in the community expressed a desire for a meeting place where a Sunday School might be held. Mr. And Mrs. Jesse Sapp, Mrs. Malinda Stanley, Lewis Starbuck, Jim Pike, Delphina Whitehart, and Jesse Gray were some of the leaders in constructing a brush arbor, and soon a community-reaching Sunday School was in progress.


Through the years, the church continued to thrive and grow. Many pastors have served and made imprints through their willingness to allow God to work through them to help Shady Grove be what it is today.


Get to know the Shady Grove church staff

Nate Kingsbury

Lead Pastor

Doreen Garmon

Children's Director

Chris Mikesell

Student Pastor

Chris Fletcher

Preschool Director

Phil Kirkman

Care & Seniors Pastor

Landy Maughon

Worship Pastor

Doug Forth

Director of Media & Technology​​​​​​​

Dan Loggins

Director of Leadership

Tanesha Patrick

Office Manager

Susan Simpson



Shady GroveWesleyan Church 

Main Campus

Service Times:

   9:00 - Blended Worship

 10:30 - Sunday School

 11:30 - Modern Worship

   6:00 - Traditional Worship

Shady Grove Wesleyan Walkertown

Service Times:

 10:30 - Modern Worship