Endorsements for BGAV Officers

Virginia Baptists Committed, a diverse group of clergy and laity devoted to preserving, protecting, and promoting the witness of mainstream Baptists in Virginia, is pleased to endorse candidates for the four annually elected offices of the BGAV for the November 2017 annual meeting.

After several years of not endorsing or recommending candidates for the BGAV, VBC has decided to resume the practice following encouragement from clergy and lay people from across the state.

VBC is pleased to endorse George Fletcher, retired pastor of First Baptist Winchester, for the office of President of the BGAV. Kristin Whitesides, pastor of First Baptist Church, Winchester, will nominate George.

 

 

VBC endorses Richard Martin, a lay member of Huguenot Road Church, for the office of First Vice President.  Bert Browning, retired pastor of Huguenot Road Church, Richmond, will nominate Richard.

 

 

Finally, we endorse Brooke Holloway, associate pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Arlington, for the office of Second Vice President. Joshua Hayden, pastor of First Baptist Church, Ashland, will nominate Brooke.

 

 

Fred Anderson will be nominated to serve as clerk.

These candidates are well qualified to serve and are committed to the work of the BGAV now and in the future.

VBC is happy to endorse these persons for these leadership positions.

VBC welcomes and encourages the nominations of other qualified candidates.

VBC Fall Meeting – 9/21/2017

Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Mechanicsville Baptist Church
8016 Atlee Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 746-7253

All members are invited to attend.

Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

VBC Spring Meeting – 4/20/2017

Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

April 20, 2017
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Glen Allen Baptist Church
3028 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 672-6648

All members are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

 

Nominations for BGAV Officers

Virginia Baptists Committed has received news that the following individuals will be nominated to serve as officers at the Baptist General Association of Virginia annual meeting this November.

stuart-crow_tnMr. E. Stuart (Stu) Crow will be nominated by Charlie Downs to serve as president. Stu is currently the first vice president of the BGAV, and his nomination follows a practice in recent years of nominating a successfully serving first vice president to succeed the president.

 

 

george-fletcherRev. George Fletcher of Winchester will be nominated by Mike Clingenpeel to serve as first vice president. A graduate of the University of Virginia (BA ’75) and Southern Seminary (MDiv ’78), George pastored Oak Chapel Baptist Church, Orange (1978-1983),  East Highland Park Baptist Church, Richmond, (1983-1989),  and West Side Baptist Church, Harrisonburg (1989-2001). He recently retired from First Baptist Church, Winchester, after serving there for fifteen years (2001-2016).

George has served on the trustee boards for the Chaplain Services of the Churches of Virginia, The Religious Herald, and HopeTree Family Services. He has also held numerous local and associational positions as well as participated in Virginia Baptist disaster relief response.

Born in Richmond Va., George grew up in Roanoke. He is married to Peggy for forty-one years, and they have two adult children and three grandchildren.

 

michael-cheukRev. Michael Cheuk of Charlottesville will be nominated by Reggie Warren to serve as second vice president. A graduate of Rice University (BA ’88), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv ’91) and the University of Virginia (PhD, ’04), Michael has served as senior minister at Farmville Baptist (2005-2012), and as an associate minister (1996-2005) and senior minister (2012-2016) at University Baptist Church, Charlottesville.  After nearly twenty years in congregational ministry, he is beginning a church consulting and leadership coaching ministry.

Michael has chaired the Memorial Committee of the BGAV and the Ministries Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He currently serves on the board of Baptist Center for Ethics. He is a Christian leadership coach certified by Coach Approach Ministries, and has received church consultant training by the Center for Congregational Health.

Michael and his wife Beth have been married for twenty-four years, and they have a daughter in college and a son in high school.

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Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

September 29, 2016
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Mechanicsville Baptist Church
8016 Atlee Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 746-7253

All members are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

 

VBC Spring Meeting – 4/21/2016

Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

April 21, 2016
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Mechanicsville Baptist Church
8016 Atlee Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 746-7253

All members are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

VBC Fall Meeting – 9/17/2015

Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

September 17, 2015
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Glen Allen Baptist Church
3028 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 672-6648

All members are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

VBC Spring Meeting – 4/23/2015

Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

April 23, 2015
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Mechanicsville Baptist Church
8016 Atlee Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 746-7253

All members are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

VBC Fall Meeting – 9/23/2014

Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

September 23, 2014
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Mechanicsville Baptist Church
8016 Atlee Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 746-7253

All members are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

VBC Spring Meeting – 4/10/2014

Virginia Baptists Committed
Open Board Meeting

April 10, 2014
11:00 a.m. to Noon

Mechanicsville Baptist Church
8016 Atlee Road,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 746-7253

All members are invited to attend. Attendees are encouraged to have lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards.