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BGAV Honors Retirees Jerry Jones and Randall Robinson

Executive Director John Upton shakes Jerry Jones' hand while Randall Robinson looks on.
Executive Director John Upton shakes Jerry Jones’ hand while Randall Robinson looks on. (VBMB Staff)

Hampton, VA, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – During Tuesday’s business session, Virginia Baptists recognized and honored Jerry Jones and Randall Robinson.

Jones served as Team Leader for the Virginia Baptist Mission Board’s Glocal Missions & Evangelism Team for 12 years before his retirement this spring.

He combined his love of missions and music throughout his career, serving in many posts, including 17 years in Austria as a music missionary.

The resolution of appreciation that was affirmed by messengers at the annual meeting stated that his “gentle spirit, quick smile, and warm faith have created those instant friendships that have made ‘partner’ a distinctive element in Virginia Baptist’s partnership missions relationships.”

Messengers also voted to affirm Randall Robinson, President and CEO of Virginia Baptist Homes, Inc. (VBH) as he looks to retirement at the end of year after 21 years of service.

A long-time Virginia Baptist, Robinson previously served in several roles in BGAV life before coming to VBH. Under his time as President, VBH improved their facilities and expanded to the Roanoke Valley.

Messengers affirmed a resolution of appreciation to “convey our deep appreciation to Randall Robinson for faithful and creative service to the Virginia Baptist Homes, Inc. and throughout the entire Virginia Baptist family…”

The BGAV is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches from Seoul, South Korea, the District of Columbia, and the states of California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.