Buford Road Campus Staff
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 is married and his wife, Kathryn, works with the Chesterfield County School Board where she directs Homebound Education. They 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.
David M. Bailey is a speaker, music director, and producer that has spent the past decade using music as a tool in the reconciliation process. He is an active worship leader and presenter at national and international conferences through the ministry of Making a Melody. His specialty is in leading multi-cultural worship, equipping Christian communities with the tools needed to connect diverse people and cultures. David is the author of Arrabon: Learning Reconciliation through Community and Worship Music and a contributing author for Worship and Misssion for the Global Church: An Enthnodoxology Handbook.
David and his wife Joy met while they both attended Virginia Commonwealth University. They enjoy eating Indian food, exploring new cities, and entertaining friends (old and new) in their home.
Don joined the staff of Bon Air Baptist in July of 2013. He is the Interim 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 who has worked for places like The Grand Floridian Beach Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando; Caesars Palace in Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Vista International Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Greg 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: Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, PA – Security Team; Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania – Coordinator of Campus Programs; the former Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh – Assistant Operations Manger, CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, LA; Louisiana – Security and Patron Services Manager; Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA – Assistant / Director of Operations and most recently at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA – Event Operations and Security Supervisor. Greg and his wife, Jamie, have one son (Aaden) and two cats.
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 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 at Bon Air Baptist Church. Randy and his wife, Maria, have 3 wonderful children.
Rebecca has been a Richmond native for over 30 years. She has a Masters 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 Ministries 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 2 years. Erica and her husband, Daniel, have four children. Erica loves coffee, being outside, and being a mom
Assoc. Pastor, Spiritual Development & Member Mobilization
Deborah joined the staff of Bon Air Baptist Church in August 2007. A native of Virginia, Deborah earned a B.A. from Averett University and a M.Ed. from the University of Louisville. Currently she is working on a master’s degree in ministry leadership at Rockbridge Seminary. Through the years she has served in churches and denominational life as a pastor’s wife, a professor at Baylor University, a missionary, a teacher, and a minister to children. Deborah is married to Dr. John Upton, Jr., Executive Director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. The Uptons enjoy being with their children and especially their grandchildren.
Music Ministry Assistant, Buford Rd. Campus
Admin. Assist., Finance & Facilities
Admin. Assist., Worship & Music
Food Service Assistant, Buford Rd. Campus
Student Ministry Intern, Buford Rd. Campus
Receptionist, Buford Rd. Campus
Admin. Assist., Children & Student Ministries
Coordinator, Spiritual Development & Communication
Admin. Assist., Multisite & Member Mobilization
Admin. Assist., Glocal Missions/Recreation/RHMC
Interim Prison Ministry Director
Student Ministry Intern, Buford Rd. Campus