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BGAV Leadership & Governance

BGAV Executive Office

The Executive Office relates to all agencies and institutions in partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia.

Executive Director: Dr. John V. Upton, Jr. (biography)

Treasurer: Rev. David Washburn

Executive Assistant: Mrs. Marilee White

BGAV Officers

Elected at the 195th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia in Hampton, the following are officers for 2019.

President: Mr. L. Richard Martin

1st Vice President:  Rev. Dr. Adam Tyler

2nd Vice President: Rev. Jay Lawson

Clerk: Rev. Herbert Ponder

The officers serve one-year terms, which conclude at the Annual Meeting. The 2019 meeting will be held at Bonsack Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA.

BGAV Executive Board

Chair: Rev. Dr. Kevin Meadows, Roanoke

View the full Executive Board (PDF)

BGAV Mission Council

Richard Martin
BGAV President
Chair of the Virginia Baptist Mission Council

View the full Mission Council (PDF)

BGAV Standing Committees

  • Committee on Credentials
  • Tellers Committee
  • Committee on Boards and Committees
  • Committee on Scholarships & Ministerial Education Funds
  • Committee on Program
  • Committee on Christian Life
  • Committee on Memorial
  • Committee on Religious Liberty
  • Committee on Resolutions

BGAV Constitution/Bylaws

Click here to view the BGAV Constitution & Bylaws approved by messengers at the 2014 BGAV Annual Meeting in Hampton, VA with revisions made in 2015 and 2016.