The Agape Class was organized in the early 1950's. The original name, Lowell's Laymen, was in honor of Rev. Stanley Lowell, the minister at that time and the teacher of the class. The name was changed to the Agape Class at a later date. Singles and couples of a wide age span attend the class, which averages in attendance between 45 and 60 members each Sunday. The Agape Class meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays in Room 202.
The Agape Class supports Urban Ministry, contributes to various projects to support our troops, and sponsors two scholarships at Virginia Wesleyan College in honor of Gene and Jane Woolridge and in memory of Bill Wilson who taught the class for 17 years The Agape Class also supports the church with monetary contributions, where and when they are needed. The class holds monthly socials, which give class members an additional opportunity for fellowship.
Gene Woolridge, a retired minister, is the regular teacher of the class. Besides enjoying singing, the class follows the Adult Bible Studies as a guide for the study of the Bible. The lessons often lead to lively discussions.