"Reviving Our Roots: Prophetic Preaching and Our Missional Mandate" - Luke 4:18-19 

​​Baptist General Convention of Virginia

“Reviving Our Roots: Prophetic Preaching and Our Missional Mandate"

Luke 4: 18-19


Core Values

 We value...

  • Unity, inclusivity, and diversity as essential keys for the strength and growth of our Convention.

  • Christian Education and Discipleship as essential tools for holistic ministry.

  • Financial stability and effective staff management as models of whole-life stewardship.

  • Our Baptist tradition as expressed through our history and experience as the Black church.

  • Our partnerships with churches across the Commonwealth of Virginia, our national bodies and other likeminded agencies.



Equipping and uniting churches and ministries for holistic ministry through our Christian faith and honoring our Baptist tradition while embracing unity, inclusivity and diversity.

Our Mission


To unite and equip churches, ministries, associations, and constituents to do holistic ministry that propagate the Gospel, advances the Kingdom of God, and supports education and missions in Virginia and beyond. Our mission is to encourage ministry support and participation through partnerships state and national bodies and other likeminded agencies that are ever expanding.

The Baptist General Convention of Virginia also takes its inspiration from one of our Past President, Dr. Grady Powell (1974-1977), “BGC Is The Place To Be. Things go better when we work together. We are the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. Churches United For Greater Ministry. "