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Our Mission Statement: The BGAV is a missionary movement unleashing the power of the resurrected Christ through the local church for the renewal of all things.

For 200 years, BGAV has been a place where like-hearted Baptists can come together to do Kingdom work. Churches can do more together than separately, and BGAV enables that kind of cooperation through a rich network of ministers and lay leaders united in their desire to serve Jesus Christ through the local church.

As such, BGAV is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of more than 1,300 autonomous churches—in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond, including Arizona; California; Colorado; District of Columbia; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Indiana; Kentucky; Maryland; Massachusetts, Minnesota; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Washington; West Virginia; Seoul, South Korea; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Geography does not limit churches from joining the mission and vision of the BGAV.  The ministries of the BGAV are coordinated through the staff of five ministry teams who work alongside churches to help them be more effective in their ministries.

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) was established in 1823 and it has always existed to “furnish the Baptist churches of Virginia a medium of cooperation for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the advancement of the Redeemer’s Kingdom by all methods in accord with the Word of God.”

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