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

​       The Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Palmer

​       Legal Advisor

       Pastor, Oak Grove Baptist Church

​       Hanover, VA

Ministry Presidents

  • The Rev. Dr. 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

General Board (41 Members)

Commissions (15 Chairpersons)

  • Christian Education/Formation 
  • Covenant
  • Credentialing
  • Evangelism
  • ​Facility Management
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Human Resources
  • Missions
  • Publishing/Resource Development
  • Publicity/Special Events
  • Social Concerns/Justice
  • Technology
  • Worship and Arts
  • Youth and Young Adults


  • The Rev. Dr. Leo Whitaker 


  • Mrs. Sheryl Blowe McDowney

           Director of Christian Education

       T​he Rev. Dr. J. Elisha Burke

           Director of Health, Wellness, and

       Social Justice

  • The Rev. Janet L. Wynn


  • Mrs. Keshia H. Butler

       Program Secretary

  • Mr. Bruce J. Martin

       Maintenance Technician

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

​​Baptist General Convention of Virginia