James River Campus Staff
In mid-career, John began to take steps to prepare himself to follow wherever God’s Spirit would lead him. He didn’t realize that one day he’d be asked to consider the role of campus pastor for BABC and accepted this position in 2006. John brings a wealth of experience from the business world. When we began looking for a campus pastor, we looked to other multi-site churches for models. John fit the profile wonderfully. John recently received a Master's degree from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. John and Lee Ann are the proud parents of two.
Steve grew up in an Army family and traveled the world as a result. Steve and his wife, Christina came to Bon Air Baptist in 2003 and joined the staff in 2010. Steve graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds with an A.S. in Engineering. Steve and Christina are parents to two young children. Steve is passionate about youth, foster care, and adoption.
This lover of flip flops is a singer, songwriter and worship leader who studied music and voice at Radford University. She lives in Glen Allen VA with her husband Scott and crazy springer-spaniel Diego Sanchez. Her passion for music and for an intimate relationship with her Creator were inspired by her parents and the simple life of having been raised in Appalachia. Rachel works by day as program manager for Financial Stability and Family Strengthening at Goodwill and serves the community with her gifts and talents in music by working alongside Logan Jones Music and the Arrabon Project. She is passionate about connecting and equipping those around her to walk out their unique calling along this journey we call life.
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.
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.
I am a former pastry chef who had 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. I have a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. During my career I have 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. I am married to my wife Jamie and we have one son (Aaden) and two cats.