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Rev. J. Brent Walker Accepts Position as Interim President at the John Leland Center

Rev. J. Brent Walker has accepted the position of Interim President at The John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington. Walker recently retired as Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, a position he held for 17 years. Leland’s president, Dr. Mark Olson, had previously announced that he was resigning to accept the position of Senior …

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Elijah Brown Nominated for BWA General Secretary

American Elijah Brown, originally from the state of Texas, is being nominated to be the next general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.Neville Callam, a Jamaican, retires from that position in December after more than 10 years of service.

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Hargrave Military Academy’s General Broome Announces Retirement

Hargrave Military Academy’s Board of Trustees announced today that the Academy’s President, Brigadier General Doyle D. Don Broome Jr. (U.S. Army, Retired), has notified the Board of his intent to retire.Broome, whose Army career spanned 32 years, has served Hargrave since 2011 His retirement is effective May 31.

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JRBA Churches Rally Together to Rise Against Hunger

Recently the James River Baptist Association (JRBA) held its ninth meal-packing event for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). RAH is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people and works to end global hunger by 2030.

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Virginia Baptist Historical Society Announces Fred Anderson’s Retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 9, 2017 After completing 38 years of service as executive director of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Fred Anderson has announced his plans to retire on July 31, 2017. In 2000 Anderson expanded his service becoming the executive director of the new Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies.  Both institutions are headquartered at the University …

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Robert Parham (1953 – 2017)

We are sad to report that Robert Parham, founder and director of Baptist Center for Ethics, and its website, EthicsDaily.com, passed away Sunday, March 5.

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Theological Library Service Available for Church Leaders, Teachers

Union Presbyterian Seminary’s William Smith Morton Library, in Richmond, launched a new service in 2016 designed to provide theological resources to individuals with leadership or teaching roles in religious organizations.  Those who can provide evidence of such a role – whether ordained or non-ordained, paid or unpaid – are now eligible to apply for library privileges at a reduced rate of …

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Lakewood Now Accepting Direct Admits

Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community, is now accepting direct admissions from outside referral sources into its skilled nursing facility. Based on recent approval from the Virginia State Health Commissioner, Lakewood will offer short-term rehabilitative care and other nursing services.

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