James River Campus Staff

John Sawyer

John Sawyer

Campus Pastor, James River Campus and Assoc..Pastor for MS

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In 2006, after a successful a career in the business world, John came on staff as our first campus pastor and launched the James River Campus.  Since this time, John has played an integral leadership role in our Multi-Site ministry at all Bon Air campuses.  John has a Master's degree from George Fox Evangelical Seminary.  In 2014, John was named the Person of the Year  for the Robious Corridor.  He and his wife, Lee Ann, are the proud parents of two and grandparents of three. 

Daniel and Katie Johannesson

Daniel and Katie Johannesson

Worship Leaders, James River Campus

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A native of Helsingborg, Sweden, Daniel has lived in the U.S. for 13 years where he has performed in various musicals on and off Broadway and toured with bands throughout the country. After meeting Katie, now his wife, the two began seeking God's plans and purpose for their lives.  Daniel founded Passion Academy, a local School for the Arts that trains, equips and mobilizes people of all ages who want to pursue music and dance disciplines. While serving as interim worship leaders with the JRC, they fell in love with the community and sensed a strong calling to be part of our church family.  Together with their son, Lukas, Daniel and Kaite call Bon Air home.  

Zannah Leachman

Zannah Leachman

Children's Coordinator, James River Campus

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Zannah joined the Bon Air Baptist staff in spring of 2015. She serves as the Children’s Coordinator at the James River Campus. Her passion is educating children. Zannah’ s goal at the James River Campus is to glorify God by connecting children and their families in joy-filled, lifetime relationships with Jesus Christ. Zannah and her husband, Adam, have two children. They enjoy spending their family time camping and flying.

Jim Ailor

Jim Ailor

Assoc. Pastor, Music and Worship

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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 Costello

Don Costello

Interim Church Administrator

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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.

Mac Jordan

Mac Jordan

Student Minister

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Mac and his wife, Amy, came to Bon Air Baptist in September 2011. Mac is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia. He has been ministering to students for over twelve years in South Carolina and Virginia. Mac does not believe that students are the church of the future, they are the church of today. When he is not in church, Mac is probably loving on his daughter or in the Dojo where he teaches and learns the martial arts. He is a second degree black belt instructor who is looking forward to his third degree.
 

 

Greg Leech

Greg Leech

Facilities Manager

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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.

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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.

Support Staff

  • Lisa Svanda

    Admin. Assist., Multisite & Member Mobilization

    804-237-7893

  • Becky Wills

    Financial Administrator

    804-237-7891