What Will the Hammond Era Mean for the BGAV?

The trustees of the North American Mission Board took an unprecedented step March 19 when they unanimously elected Geoff Hammond to be NAMB’s new president. What makes his election interesting to Virginia Baptists is that he comes to the position from the...

Georgia Church Aligns With Virginia Baptists

Our unanimous vote Sunday night to expand our ministry partners to include three new partners, and especially the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV), is a significant and substantial decision. Others may interpret our action in any number of ways. What I...

Moderate Baptist Leaders to Discuss ‘New Day’

Representatives of five Baptist organizations with histories of resisting fundamentalism in the Southern Baptist Convention share a platform to discuss a common future at this weekend’s Mainstream Baptist Network Convocation in Atlanta. Leaders of two national...

Georgia Church Ponders Joining Virginia Group

Citing deteriorating relations with the Georgia Baptist Convention, First Baptist Church in Rome, Ga., is considering moving its membership to the Baptist General Association of Virginia. The church’s deacon body recently approved a recommendation from a...