Deacon Kevin Bagley

Deacon Kevin Bagley

Deacon Kevin Bagley was ordained a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Baltimore in June 2001.  Deacon Kevin has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, holds a Master's Degree in Theology, specializing in Biblical Studies, from the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at Saint Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a Doctorate in Ministry in 2013 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. with a specialization in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology.


Deacon Kevin has extensive pastoral experience having lived in dozens of parishes growing up in an Army family.  He has served parishes in a variety of  liturgical roles, and served on several parish pastoral councils

After ordination in 2001 he was assigned to Saint Clare Parish in Essex, Maryland where he served in a full-time paid position as the Pastoral Associate.  In February 2003 he was installed as the Pastoral Life Director for Saint Clare Parish by Bishop William Newman, D.D. The assignment ended in August 2008.


While in Baltimore Deacon Kevin served on the Deacon Continuing Education committee for the Archdiocese of Baltimore where he coordinated diaconate liturgies, and frequently wrote for the Archdiocesan deacon newsletter on liturgical and pastoral matters. At his last parish assignment in the Archdiocese of Baltimore (in the Little Italy neighborhood) Deacon Kevin led the Liturgy and Evangelization Committees; provided sacramental preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage, and begun a successful ministry for young adults.


He and his wife relocated to the Pacific Northwest living in the Archdiocese of Seattle, living just a dozen miles from the Canadian border; ministering at Sacred Heart Parish in the Fairhaven community of Bellingham, Washington for about 18 months.


Life continually evolves and now Deacon Kevin, and his wife Donna live on the north side of Fort Worth. He serves on the Diocese of Fort Worth Deacon Formation Team teaching, mentoring, and is the coordinator for liturgical formation for the deacon candidates. 


Deacon Kevin is also an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas in the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry.  He has written extensively for Deacon Digest.  He has presented at the National Association of Diaconate Directors Institutes; presenter at the Dallas Ministry Conference; spoken at the National Catholic Educators Conference (NCEA), and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL).   He also serves as retreat master for deacon (and aspirant) retreats, and is the key presenter for deacon (as well as ecclesial lay minister) days of reflection.

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