Our Leadership

State Officers

  • The Rev. Milton P. Bunting             President                                                   Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

           Exmore, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. James E. Coleman, Jr.           1st Vice President                                      Pastor, Providence Transformation Ministries, Int'l                              Lynchburg, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. Griselda A. Bayton 

       2nd Vice President

       Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church

       Center Cross, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. Ricardo L. Brown

       3rd Vice President

       Co-Pastor, Fifth Baptist Church

       Richmond, VA  


  •  The Rev. Dr. Glenn E. Porter, Sr.               Secretary                                                     Pastor, Queen Street Baptist Church       Norfolk, VA   

  • The Rev. Dr. William J. Reid                      Assistant Secretary                                    Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church            Bristol, VA

  • The Rev. Willis A. Funn


       Powhatan, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. George W. C. Lyons, Jr.        Parliamentarian                                        Pastor, Gillfield Baptist Church               ​ Petersburg, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. Sylvester T. Smith

           Chairperson, BGC Foundation Board

       Pastor, Good ShepherdBaptist Church   

       Richmond, VA

Ministry Presidents

  • The Rev. Gloria Newsome Brickhouse

           Clergy Ministry 

       Norfolk, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. Johnie E. Hopkins

           Men’s Ministry

       Norfolk, VA

  • The Rev. Dr. Margaret Delk Edney

           Women’s Ministry

       Chesapeake, VA

  • Ms. Alexandria Hunt-Quarles                    Youth Ministry                        Tappahannock, VA

General Board (50 Members)

Commissions (15 Chairpersons)

  • Christian Education/Faith 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 


  • The Rev. Alden Vaughan

           Executive Assistant

  • The Rev. Janet L. Wynn           Accounting Consultant

  • The Rev. Dr. J. Elisha Burke

           Sacred Spaces Consultant

  • The Rev. Dr. William H. Whitaker, II   Director of Clergy Ministry and   Leadership Development​​


  • The Rev. Dr. Liwood T. Blizzard, II              Coordinator of Social Justice and Health Equity

  • The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Wilkes         Coordinator of Sacred Spaces

  •  Mr. Jae T. Howard                             Sacred Spaces Assistant

  •  Mrs. Keshia H. Butler

        Program Secretary

​​Baptist General Convention of Virginia

We are BGC…Bringing People Together, Growing Churches, and Changing Communities! 

​                                                                                                      ~ Acts 1:8; Matthew 9:35-38; Mark 10:13-16