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Support Ministries Team

The Support Ministries team provides caring, educational support and information for our ministry partners, in a manner dedicated to stewardship and integrity, enabling the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This team performs many of the behind-the-scenes operations of the BGAV, including:

  • Church Receipts
    The Business Office can provide information and answers to questions regarding Cooperative Missions receipts and reports for churches.
  • BGAV Remittance Form
  • BGAV Budget Information
  • Contact Information Changes
    All BGAV churches, district associations, and church/associational staff are encouraged to report changes to address, phone number, email address, or website address by calling the Receptionist or emailing help@bgav.org so that contact information can be updated in the BGAV database.
  • Business Services
    The Business Office provides financial and other internal support services for the BGAV.

We also assist with services for churches, including:

  • Church Incorporation
    The Business Office can provide information and advice for churches that are weighing the pros and cons of incorporation.
  • Church Tax Exempt Information
    The Business Office can answer questions from BGAV churches about tax exempt status under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Church Management Guidebook
    BGAV churches can also request a copy of the Church Management Guidebook by contacting the Support Ministries Team.

The Support Ministries team values and commits ourselves to:

  • Provide information to church leaders regarding business and financial management issues.
  • Assure proper allocation of church funds and provide reports to churches for verification.
  • Collect and maintain pertinent church and associational profile data.
  • Respond in a timely and appropriate manner to church needs and requests.
  • Provide facilities for retreat and conference training.
  • Ensure that our methods of providing services are on the cutting edge technically.
  • Service the staff of the Baptist General Association of Virginia by managing employee benefits.

Support Ministries Team

Leigh Anne Baggs : [staff-title] Leigh Anne Baggs
Retiree Benefits Specialist
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000, ext. 1243
Beth Barth : [staff-title] Beth Barth
Administrative Assistant, Support Ministries Team
(804) 915-5000
Donna Carlson : [staff-title] Donna Carlson
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000, ext. 1290
Niki Gourley : [staff-title] Niki Gourley
Co-Director, Camp Piankatank
Steven Gourley : [staff-title] Steven Gourley
Director, Camp Pianktank
Dawn Lee : [staff-title] Dawn Lee
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000, ext. 1291
Rod Miller : [staff-title] Rod Miller
Director, Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center
Leslie Straw : [staff-title] Leslie Straw
Team Leader, Support Ministries; Baptist Extension Board
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000, ext. 1296
David Washburn : [staff-title] David Washburn
Martha Washington : [staff-title] Martha Washington
BGAV/BEB Administrative Assistant
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000
Tammy Williams : [staff-title] Tammy Williams
Payroll/Benefits and Accounting Specialist
800.255.2428 or 804.915.500, ext. 1226