Buford Road Campus Staff
Tom is married to Paula, a school teacher by passion, and they have two daughters, Lindsey and Ashley. Tom is the son of missionaries and spent his formative years in Zambia, central Africa. Returning from overseas, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College, Masters in Sociology from Appalachian State University, Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.
Vocationally, Tom served as a journeyman missionary to the West Indies, Consultant for the Baptist State Convention of NC, pastored in Roanoke, VA, and just prior to BABC served as a Field Strategist for the Baptist General Association of VA.
Tom enjoys playing handball and golf and serving as a police chaplain for over 20 years.
Norman serves as the Senior Associate Pastor at the Bon Air Baptist Church. His responsibilities include the Care Ministries of the church. Norman is a graduate of Mercer University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He pastored churches in North Carolina and Virginia before going overseas to serve as a missionary in Israel and Greece. He then directed the orientation of missionaries at the Missionary Learning Center in Richmond for 13 years. Norman and his wife, Kathryn, have three children.
Jim has a Bachelor of Music from Samford University, a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Musical Arts from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His master's thesis was titled, "Hunger and Hope: The Body of Christ in a Starving World" and was performed for the first SBC convocation on world hunger. His dissertation, "A Korean Requiem" (in honor of those who have died while in separation from family during the division of the Korean peninsula), was performed in Seoul, Korea on the 50th anniversary of the Korean War.
Jim and his wife, Diane, served in South Korea for 21 years representing Southern Baptists at the Korea Baptist Church Development Board in Seoul. He presently serves as a music consultant for Global Resource Services (GRS), an NGO that works largely in North Korea. Jim has visited North Korea several times and has assisted groups, including Casting Crowns and the Annie Moses Band, in performing in North Korea.
Don joined the staff of Bon Air Baptist in July of 2013. He is the Church Administrator handling finance, facilities and food service. Don is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Accounting. Don has been a member of Bon Air Baptist for 34 years and enjoys skiing, running and anything Virginia Tech.
Greg is a former pastry chef. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. During his career he has worked in numerous venues which include the Richmond Coliseum and most recently at Richmond International Raceway. Greg and his wife, Jamie, have one son, Aaden.
Randy came to Bon Air Baptist Church in 2001 to serve as an audio technician for The Gathering worship service. The service grew, and Randy is now the Director of Media at Bon Air Baptist. Randy worked for WDBJ-TV for 18 years and has 25 years of experience in broadcasting. He owns a company specializing in designing and installing audio, video and lighting systems. Randy produces multi-media elements for our contemporary worship services and oversees the audio and video systems, manages the website, apps, and video presence on the Internet. Randy and his wife, Maria, have three wonderful children.
Rebecca is a Richmond native. She has a Master's Degree in Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University, and taught history for four years in Chesterfield County Public Schools. She played Division I soccer in college and has a heart for recreation. She lives in Bon Air with her husband and five boys.
Peggy joined the Bon Air Baptist staff in 1994 as the Director of Weekday Ministries. She now serves in that role and that of Preschool Coordinator. These preschool activities at Bon Air Baptist include Sunday school, iKIDS, parent-child dedications, and special events for our preschool families. Peggy is a graduate of George Mason University. She and her family have been members of Bon Air Baptist for over 20 years.
Erica came to Bon Air Baptist 10 years ago. She is originally from Ohio. Erica graduated from Liberty University and worked there for two years after graduation. After moving to Richmond she worked at the International Mission Board for two years. Erica and her husband, Daniel, have four children. Erica loves coffee, being outside, and being a mom.
Assoc. Pastor, Spiritual Development & Member Mobilization
Deb joined the staff of Bon Air Baptist Church in August 2007. A native of Virginia, she earned a B.A. from Averett University, a M.Ed. from the University of Louisville, and a M.M.L. from Rockbridge Seminary. Through the years she has served in churches and denominational life as a pastor’s wife, an educator, a missionary, and a minister to children. Deborah is married to Dr. John Upton, Jr., Executive Director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Deb enjoys being with her children and especially her grandchildren.
Student Ministry Intern
Music Ministry Assistant, Buford Rd. Campus
Admin. Assist., Worship & Music
Food Service Assistant, Buford Rd. Campus
Admin. Assist., Children & Student Min., Buford Rd. Campus
Student Ministry Intern
Admin, Assist., Finance/Facilities/Food Service
Receptionist, Buford Rd. Campus
Coordinator, Spiritual Development & Communication
Admin. Assist., Multisite & Member Mobilization
Admin. Assist., Glocal Missions/Recreation/RHMC
Interim Prison Ministry Director