Our Leadership

State Officers

  • The Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard                     ​                                                                                                                   President                                                                                                                                                                         Pastor, First Baptist Church East End

           Newport News, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. James E. Victor, Jr.​                                                                                                                                                                 Vice President                                                                                                                                 Pastor, Mt. Olive Baptist Church                                                                                                Arlington, VA

  • The Rev. Milton P. Bunting


       Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

       Exmore, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. Griselda A. Bayton

       Assistant Secretary

       Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church

       Center Cross, VA  


  • The Rev. Willis A. Funn


       Powhatan, VA

  • ​The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Pettis, Sr.


       Pastor, Zion Baptist Church

       Richmond, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. Robert G. Murray

           Chairperson, BGC Foundation Board

       Pastor, First Baptist Church Bute Street

       Norfolk, VA

Ministry Presidents

  • The Rev. William J. Reid

           Clergy Ministry 

       Bristol, VA

  • Mr. Steven Brown

           Men’s Ministry

       Hampton, VA

  • Mrs. Gracie T. Davis

           Women’s Ministry

       Chase City, VA

  • Vacant

           Youth Ministry

  • Vacant

       Chairperson, Church Office Personnel    


General Board (41 Members)


  • The Rev. Dr. Leo Whitaker 


  • Mrs. Sheryl Blowe McDowney

           Director of Christian Education and   


  • The Rev. Dr. J. Elisha Burke

           Director of Health Wellness, Men's and

       Social Justice Ministries

  • The Rev. Kaiya Jennings

       Director of Youth and Young Adult


  • The Rev. Janet L. Wynn

       Office Manager/Accountant

  • The Rev. Desiree A. Jenkins​                       Executive Assistant/Assistant Office Manager

  • Mrs. Keshia H. Butler

       Program Secretary

  • Mr. Bruce J. Martin

       Maintenance Technician

​​Baptist General Convention of Virginia

Commissions (9 Chairpersons)

  • Christian Education
  • Social Concerns
  • Evangelism
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Missions
  • Technology
  • Worship and Arts
  • Writing Task Force

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