Executive Director Retirement

Celebrate and Honor BGAV Executive Director John Upton on His Upcoming Retirement

During the 198th BGAV Annual Meeting on November 9-10, 2021, BGAV Executive Director John Upton announced his plans to retire effective July 31, 2022.

As his retirement date approaches, please join us in celebrating and honoring the legacy of John Upton with the following opportunities:

Attend the Retirement Celebration, November 14, 2022 in Newport News, VA

Sign the Digital Guestbook for John Upton


November 14, 2022
First Baptist Church, Newport News, VA
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Don't miss this gathering of friends, colleagues, and family as we celebrate BGAV Executive Director John Upton and the countless ways he's served God in missions and ministry for decades. A service of celebration will be held at First Baptist Church of Newport News, VA, with a reception afterward at the church.

RSVP to attend this gathering.


Sign the Guestbook

In celebration of Dr. Upton's retirement this year, we are creating a special book containing messages from friends throughout his 27 years+ of ministry with BGAV. You are invited to share special memories, photos and messages for John. We know these will be meaningful to him. Thank you for taking the time to share! 

Sign the guestbook.

The deadline to sign the guestbook is July 15, 2022.

Sign the Guestbook
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