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BGAV upholds decision to dismiss church

ROANOKE, Va. (BP) — The Baptist General Association of Virginia upheld a committee’s decision to end the state association’s affiliation with a church which ordained an openly gay man to the ministry earlier this fall. Also at its Nov. 13-14 annual meeting in Roanoke, Va., with 785 registered messengers, the BGAV adopted without discussion or […]

Va. Baptists (BGAV) elect first black president

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Messengers to the Baptist General Association of Virginia elected the state association’s first black president, Mark Croston, during its Nov. 8-9 annual meeting in Richmond, Va. They also restored ties with Averett University in Danville, Va., and adopted a reduced budget for 2012. Croston, pastor of East End Baptist Church in […]

BGAV sets budget for ‘God-sized job’

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BP)–Despite a shaky economy, messengers to the annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia acknowledged their “God-sized” mission task Nov. 18 and adopted a 2010 budget of $14 million, about 1.4 percent larger than 2009’s budget, which is expected to see a shortfall. Next year’s budget, approved by messengers during the […]

BGAV reduces budget; Tony Campolo tells messengers he opposed Calif. Prop. 8

ROANOKE, Va. (BP)–The Baptist General Association of Virginia, acknowledging an uncertain economic environment, approved a reduced budget for 2009 during a quiet annual meeting that drew about 1,200 people to the Roanoke Civic Center. At the Nov. 11-12 meeting, messengers elected a retired public school administrator as president and adopted constitutional amendments that increase the […]

WRAP-UP: BGAV revises education funding

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Virginia Baptists increased their support for a variety of state, national and international ministries — and for the second year in a row persuaded their budget committee to modify its proposal because of concerns about funding for educational institutions. Messengers at the Nov 13-14 annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia […]

WRAP-UP: Va. Baptist assoc. launches mission service program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (BP)--The Baptist General Association of Virginia adopted a $14.2 million budget to fund their ministries in 2007 –- a $100,000 increase over this year’s budget goal.

Disaster relief donations prompt BGAV budget reduction

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (BP)--Virginia Baptists approved a reduced budget for 2006 during a peaceful annual meeting Nov. 10-11 which focused on worship and a new mission partnership with Baptists in India.

BGAV to seek membership in Baptist World Alliance

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--The Baptist General Association of Virginia will seek membership in the Baptist World Alliance and significantly increase financial support for the global organization following a pair of votes during the Nov. 9-10 BGAV annual meeting in Roanoke.

Va. association, Averett move toward accord on funding, ministry

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—The Baptist General Association of Virginia will release to Averett University a portion of funds withheld last year in a dispute with the school over biblical authority and homosexuality.

Va. Baptists escrow Averett U. funds over homosexuality flap

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Virginia Baptists have taken action that may end their 144-year-old tie to Averett University unless a conflict over homosexuality and biblical authority is resolved.