BGAV Recognizes Jeff Cranford and Stephen Richerson with Resolutions of Appreciation

During Tuesday’s business session at the 196th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV), Virginia Baptists recognized and honored William J. (Jeff) Cranford, II and Stephen Richerson, two men who leave a definite mark on Virginia Baptist life through their leadership and service. Through resolutions of appreciation, each was individually recognized before the gathered body of messengers.

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Northern Seminary and BGAV Announce Partnership to Train Church Leaders

Northern Seminary and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) announce a new partnership to train the next generation of church leaders. As the BGAV’s seminary partner for distance education, Northern will deliver accessible theological education to students in Virginia via interactive live-streaming classes and local intensive gatherings. Students can complete degrees while still serving their local context or deployed overseas.   

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Tuesday’s Recap of the 2019 Annual Meeting

The first full day of the 196th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) opened at 8:45am with President Richard Martin presiding.  Chris Cadenhead, pastor of Bonsack Baptist Church, brought warm greetings on the snowy Tuesday morning, before the Uptick Artists led a spirit-filled acoustic set of worship. Their own song, written to the tune of “Come Thou Fount” with words, “Sing a new church into being, one in faith and love and praise,” was a powerful and apt way to start a day focused on the theme of “Renew.”

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