BGAV Blog

Ken Kessler Featured on Coaching Podcast: Building a Coaching Culture

Ken Kessler started building a coaching culture into the BGAV 10 years ago. He set up a coaching network with pastors all across Virginia and has trained 130 people. Coaching Approach Ministries recently interviewed him on their podcast. Listen now!

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Ed Jordan: Looking for the Expiration Date!

Our walk with Jesus should be a full-time relationship—not just a two-hour-a-week visit.

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Central Baptist Church Rebuilds After Destruction by Tornado

In February 2016, a devastating tornado hit Appomattox, leaving a 13-mile path of destruction including the loss of more than 200 homes and two church buildings. One of those churches was Central Baptist Church, a BGAV congregation which was built in 1893 in the community of Chap. On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Central Baptist Church held a dedication ceremony in its newly rebuilt sanctuary at the same site that was covered in debris and rubble just two years earlier. 

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Steve Zimmerman: Don’t Give Up – God Needs You

Steve reflects on Elijah's experience and offers a few pointers from the prophet’s encounter that might help us deal with our relationship to God in our roles as church leaders.

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Jwaye Nwel and Bon Ani!

A mission team from West Lynchburg Baptist Church went to the Source of Light Center, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Christmas and New Years. Read about their experience of giving Christmas gifts to the children and other "God-moments" that happened while they were there.

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  • COL David Coggins Named the 11th President of Fork Union Military Academy

    Fork Union Military Academy has selected Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC, to serve as its 11th President. COL Coggins will succeed Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe, USCG (Ret.), who is retiring on July 1, 2018 after seven years as President. “The Board of Trustees is extraordinarily grateful to Rear Admiral Burhoe for his leadership,” said Board of Trustees Chair Paige …

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