Robious Hall Mission Center Staff

Tom Stocks

Tom Stocks

Senior Pastor

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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.

 

Don Costello

Don Costello

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.

Les Venable

Les Venable

Co-Pastor, Robious Hall Mission Center

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Les is a Maryland native.  He graduated from Morgan State University with a degree in Political Science and worked for years in banking and information technology as a consultant.  He received a M.Div. from the School of Theology at Virginia Union University in 2010.  In August 2011, Les became Co-Pastor of the Robious Hall Campus, now the Robious Hall Mission Center.  Les and his wife, Donna, have four adult children and enjoy outdoor recreation and being with each other.

Jim Ailor

Jim Ailor

Assoc. Pastor, Worship & Music

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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.

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

  • Judy Whitehurst

    Admin. Assist., Glocal Missions/Recreation/RHMC

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  • Becky Wills

    Financial Administrator

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