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.
Mr. 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.
Rev. 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.
Rev. 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.