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BGAV Approves 2018 Budget

Hampton, VA – During the Wednesday business session of the 194th annual meeting, members of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) voted unanimously to approve the 2018 budget of $10 million. “This is the same as the 2017 budget,” explained David Washburn, BGAV Treasurer, “in that Virginia Missions and Ministries, Partners in Virginia, and World Mission Causes remain the same. …

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Tuesday’s Recap of the 2017 Annual Meeting

Hampton, VA – The first business session of the 194th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) opened at 8:45 am with President Stuart Crow presiding. Donnie Tuck, Mayor of the City of Hampton, extended a warm welcome and brought greetings, thanking the BGAV for convening in the city. Nancy Stanton McDaniel offered the invocation, and Stuart Crowe …

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Regional Meetings and Breakout Sessions Inspire, Inform, and Connect Virginia Baptists

Hampton, VA – Attendees of the 194th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) met with their regional groups and participated in several breakout sessions on Tuesday afternoon. After a recess for lunch, BGAV ministers and laypeople attended regional meetings to connect with each other, share ideas and resources for ministry, and elect nominees for each region’s representatives …

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BGAV Recognizes Fred Anderson and Ron Crawford with Resolutions of Appreciation

Hampton, VA – During Tuesday’s business session at the 194th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV), Virginia Baptists recognized and honored Fred Anderson and Ron Crawford, two men who are leaving an indelible mark on Virginia Baptist history through their leadership and service. Through resolutions of appreciation, each was individually recognized before the gathered body of messengers. …

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BGAV Welcomes McAfee School of Theology as New Partner and Renews Covenant with Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia

Hampton, VA – For the fourth year in a row, the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) welcomed an educational institution as a new partner at its annual meeting. McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University was voted in as a new partner. The BGAV also renewed a covenant with Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV)—a partnership they’ve shared since the …

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Statement from John Upton on the Tragedy in Las Vegas

Our hearts are broken by the violent tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas Sunday night. We grieve the lives lost and for their friends and family and we ache alongside those who were injured. Amidst the overwhelming sorrow and confusion, we place our faith in the God that continues working to redeem our hurting world, as the Scriptures say in Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” May God be with us in the face of such darkness as we look for answers and ways to improve the safety of our communities.

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BGAV Releases $30,000 to Assist Puerto Rico & Caribbean Cleanup Efforts

The BGAV has released $30,000 to provide immediate relief to victims of Hurricane Maria living in the Caribbean. The funds will be delivered to strategic partners in the region and will be used to meet basic human needs. Additional funds (combined with contributions) will be utilized once a more strategic, long-term plan has been established.

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Statement on Deadly Violence in #Charlottesville – John Upton

Posted: 8/12/17 at 10:25pm Virginia Baptists are heartbroken by the violence and loss of life during the events that happened in #Charlottesville today. We pray for the victims and their loved ones and for all of those injured. We are thankful for those who courageously stood up to hatred and evil today. As Kingdom-minded people, we remain hopeful that love …

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