2022 Church Council New Members

Learn about the newest Church Council members.

We welcome the following new members of the 2022 Church Council:

Buddy

Buddy Gardner | Buford Road Campus | 63-year member

Positions Past/Present:

  • Current: N/A
  • Past: Sunday school teacher, Sunday school director, co-coordinator for discipleship ministries, MCC, Trustee, Pastor Search Team (3 times, chairman 2 times), Chairman of Transition Team, Discipleship Minister search team, Joy of Belonging facilitator, Chairman of the Endowment Team, Preschool committee member.

Calling/Interest to Serve on Church Council:

My experience has allowed me to see almost all areas of church life. COVID has given me time to think and pray about my future. I have been a practicing dentist for over 47 years but have decided to retire at the end of 2021. I think God is preparing me for the next challenge, and I believe this opportunity may be that challenge. My time will open up and give me the opportunity to serve Him in a way I have not been able to in the past. Bon Air Baptist has been a big part of my life, and I want our church to be the best it can be in reaching people for the Lord.

Opportunities for BABC:

I believe we have done a great job of reaching people for the Lord throughout our history. However, I think church life is changing, and we as a church need to recognize, as best we can, how changes will affect our congregation, and how we reach people to bring them into the Kingdom.

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Lee

Edward Lee Coble | Buford Road Campus | 29-year member

Positions Past/Present:

  • Current: N/A
  • Past: Deacon Chair Search Team, Organizer/Director BABC Deacon
    Golf Committee

Calling/Interest to Serve on Church Council:

I am interested in continuing to be a voice for BABC’s mission in all that we do as leaders and members.

Opportunities for BABC:

Being intentionally inclusive at BABC, where all God’s children can belong. Meet people where they are. More diversity, more outreach. We need to step outside our comfort zone. With COVID, we now have a larger presence online - we are reaching people we have not reached before - we need more outreach. Possibly a community or joint revival.

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Eddie

Eddie Gibson, Buford Road Campus, 11-year member

Positions Past/Present:

  • Current: Sanctuary Choir, Buildings & Grounds Team Chair
  • Past: Emerging Leaders, Personnel Team, Church Governance Team

Calling/Interest to Serve on Church Council:

I became interested in the governance of the church through a Bible study that my former Sunday School teacher, Steve Hutcherson, did. I then joined the Governance Study team that helped form the Church Council. Through these activities, I became greatly interested in how the church runs and the inner workings of the church. I feel called to this role to help continue to bridge the gap between the traditions we have at BABC and engage younger people and families to continue our legacy. I have 4 kids that have been very active in church activities, so I want to be sure our church continues to thrive into the future.

Opportunities for BABC:

Successfully combining in-person and online services for members who are unable to attend in-person; successfully appealing to the younger demographic; continuing to increase the diversity of the congregation; successfully recovering from the effects of the COVID shutdown.

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Buford Road Campus >
2531 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235
804.272.1475
Sunday Worship: 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Join Us On-Campus or Join Us Online!

James River Campus >
2440 Hancroft Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113
804.794.2743
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
Join Us On-Campus or Join Us Online!

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