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Our Process

Welcome to the Baptist General Association of Virginia minister matching service.  This service is designed to assist churches searching for a minister and to assist ministers searching for their ministry opportunity.  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.”

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches around the country and around the world. As many of the 1400 plus Virginia Baptist Churches search for a minister, they contact us requesting candidates who are possible matches for their church.  Candidates seeking a ministry opportunity contact us and provide self-reporting information.  We do not verify a candidate’s information.

This service allows the prospective candidate to create a detailed profile and professional résumé as well as consider preferences for the position being sought.  It allows churches to enter detailed information about their church and the position they are seeking to fill.  It is our intention that this information will enable the church and the candidate to be matched appropriately so that search committees and congregations will be comfortable with the quality of the résumés which result from the matching process.

Developing a well-defined profile for both the candidate and the church requires that we ask many questions.  Some of the questions will not apply to your particular situation, but we have tried to be thorough in asking relevant questions to help refine the matching process as accurately as possible.  Please answer as many as are appropriate and contact  us if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you in this way.  We pray that God’s presence and direction will be clear to you each step of the way as you seek God’s guidance in this most important time in your life and in the life of your church.

Our Location

The Baptist General Association of Virginia's (BGAV) main building is located at 2828 Emerywood Parkway in Richmond, Virginia. We also have field strategists that are spread throughout the state, each focusing on a specific region in order to better assist our churches.


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