B.G.C. - By the Grace of the Cross, the Church, and the Community

Baptist General Convention of Virginia

Our History

1899

In 1899, the Baptist General Convention of Virginia was born in support education through Virginia Union University and its School of Theology. BGCVA financially supports various ministries and missions, such as the Children's Home of Virginia Baptists, Inc., the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. With a membership of over 900 African American churches and 29 Associations BGCVA is operated out of its three-million dollar state headquarters located on the campus of Virginia Union University. BGCVA is nationally known for its ongoing educational services which meet the needs of its constituency and beyond....