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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.

 

Norman Burnes

Norman Burnes

Sr. Associate Pastor

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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 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.

David Bailey

David Bailey

Worship Leader, Buford Rd. Gathering

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David M. Bailey is a speaker, music director, and producer who 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.

Kim Boswell

Kim Boswell

Children's Ministry Coordinator, Buford Rd. Campus

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Kim joined the staff of Bon Air Baptist in 2006 after serving in volunteer positions including the Director of Girls in Action missions for many years.  She is the Children's Ministry Coordinator; planning and managing Sunday morning and Wednesday night activities, as well as Growing in the Son, new Bible presentations and Vacation Bible School. She is currently attending a 2 1/2 year program at the Virginia Baptist Mission Board to receive her Ministry Certification in Children's Ministry Education. Kim has a passion for people, especially children. She is married to Tim and has three children. 
 
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.

Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox

Worship Leader, The Village Campus

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Born and raised in Mechanicsville, VA, Jessica Fox is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied Classical Voice.  She currently enjoys serving as vocal director at Bon Air Baptist Church, and she works as a private vocal coach. Jessica is one-third of the A Capella trio Resound. She's passionate about songwriting, music theory, and racquetball.

Sara Hubble

Sara Hubble

Student Minister, The Village Campus

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Sara Hubble, a Mechanicsville, Virginia native, is a student at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and a graduate of Bluefield College. She is passionate about creating welcoming and safe spaces for young people to be in community. She gets most excited about missions, her dog Toby, coffee, and "get to know you" questions."

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.  

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.
 

 

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.

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.

Rebecca Madison

Rebecca Madison

Recreation Ministry Director, Buford Rd. Campus

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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.
 

Jake Maxwell

Jake Maxwell

Campus Pastor, The Village Campus

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Jake and his wife, Allison, came to Bon Air Baptist in September 2011.  They have a dog named "Obu." Jake is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and Truett Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He generally prefers to be outdoors: running, cycling or whatever. When stuck inside he also enjoys coffee, music, and movies. More at blog and @jakecmaxwell.
Peggy Moore

Peggy Moore

Preschool Coordinator/Weekday School Director

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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.
 

Emily Purdum

Emily Purdum

Children’s Coordinator, The Village Campus

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Emily joined the staff in the spring of 2013. She coordinates the ministry for our children @ the Village.  She is passionate about working with children and enjoys building relationships with the families she serves. She is married to Josh, and they have four girls.

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. 

Erica Schulman

Erica Schulman

Young Adult Coordinator, Buford Rd. Campus

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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.

Deborah Upton

Deborah Upton

Assoc. Pastor, Spiritual Development & Member Mobilization

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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.

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.

Support Staff

  • Lori Blakeney

    Administrative Manager

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  • Brooke Brill

    Admin. Asst., The Village Campus

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  • Elliott Bromley

    Organist

  • Curtis Doyle

    Music Ministry Assistant, Buford Rd. Campus

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  • Mary Hickory

    Admin. Assist., Worship & Music

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  • Becky Hopkins

    Music Associate/Pianist

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  • Marion Lewis

    Food Service Assistant, Buford Rd. Campus

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  • Annalise Lynn

    Admin. Assist., Children & Student Min., Buford Rd. Campus

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  • Lynda Richardson

    Receptionist, Buford Rd. Campus

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  • Rowe Stinnette

    Coordinator, Spiritual Development & Communication

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  • Lisa Svanda

    Admin. Assist., Multisite & Member Mobilization

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  • Judy Whitehurst

    Admin. Assist., Glocal Missions/Recreation/RHMC

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  • Bob Wilber

    Interim Prison Ministry Director

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  • Becky Wills

    Financial Administrator

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