The Executive Office relates to all agencies and institutions in partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia.
John V. Upton, Jr.
President, Baptist World Alliance (BWA)
John is currently serving a five-year term as President of the Baptist World Alliance that began July 31, 2010, with his election at the 20th Baptist World Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii. As President of the BWA, John travels the world representing over 41 million Baptists and sharing the message of the redeeming love of Christ.
Executive Director, Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) and Virginia Baptist Mission Board (VBMB)
John was elected Executive Director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Mission Board during the annual meeting of the General Association in November 2001.
John had been group leader of the Mission Mobilization Group since 1995. Earlier he was pastor of Urbanna Baptist Church in Urbanna and he and his wife, Deborah, served as missionaries in Taiwan through the Southern Baptist Convention’s Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board).
John, a Norfolk-born Virginia native, is a graduate of Averett College (now University) in Danville, VA and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. The Uptons have two sons, Christopher and Richard, a daughter, Emily, and five grandchildren.
Treasurer’s Office of the BGAV
Eddie Stratton serves as Treasurer for the BGAV and VBMB.
The Treasurer is responsible for all monies and securities of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. He also serves as the VBMB’s Business Manager.
Download the latest Treasurer’s Report for more information.
Executive Director Assistant
Marilee White serves as Executive Director Assistant.
Marilee manages the projects and work flow of the Executive Office.
She is a resource for Board members, staff, committees, agencies, and institutions that relate to the BGAV and VBMB.