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Meet Our Ministers in Residence

Posted: 5/22/2019 at 7:00am. 

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) was established in 1823, and according to its Constitution and Bylaws, exists to “furnish the Baptist churches of Virginia a medium of cooperation for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the advancement of the Redeemer’s Kingdom by all methods in accord with the Word of God.”

In other words, when you’re a BGAV church, there are many, many resources available to you! Is your church urban, suburban, or rural? Do you have 50 active members, or 1,500? Are you struggling financially, or are you experiencing financial growth? Are there certain ministries in your church that you’d like to start or strengthen?

A Minister in Residence might be just what you need to get some expert help and advice for your church.

Our Ministers in Residence serve individual churches, helping resource and consult with church and ministry leaders in specific areas of ministry. BGAV provides the initial visit and assessment from a Minister in Residence as a service; there is no cost initially. If a church or individual decides to pursue more with a Minister in Residence, we invite you to offer an honorarium and to cover his or her travel expenses.

Currently there are nine Ministers in Residence—each specializing in a different area of church ministry:

Kim Eskridge, Children’s Ministry

Jeff Cranford, Church Finance

Cynthia Shackelford, Congregational Care

Tom Stocks, Deacon Ministry

Roger Roller, Evangelism

Bob Dale, Mentor/Coach

Chuck Warnock, Small Churches

Tom Ingram, Traditional Worship/Church Music

Danny Quirin, Youth Ministry 

Contacting the Ministers in Residence

Are you interested in hearing more from a Minister in Residence? Feel free to contact a specific person using their individual contact information or call Karen Rackett, Congregational Field Staff administrative assistant, at 800.255.2428, ext. 2243, for general information.

This post summarizes a series that we’ve published over the past nine weeks introducing BGAV’s Ministers in Residence. For more information, visit bgav.org/bgav/ministers-in-residence/. If your church isn’t part of BGAV but would like to be, visit https://bgav.org/churches/.