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2009 Eagle Awards for Sponsoring Churches


Throughout 2009, churches which have made a new commitment to sponsor a church plant have been recognized by the presentation of an Eagle Award in a worship service in their church. Your church health strategists and church planting strategists are honored to present this list of new sponsoring churches.

The SBC of Virginia has been a church planting convention from its very beginning. God laid it in the heart of the SBCV’s founding executive director, Doyle Chauncey, that the way to build and grow a newly formed state convention was by way of church planting. Today, one quarter of our members churches are churches which have been started since the time of our launch in 1997. By the time we reach 1000 member churches in 2020, more than one half will be new church starts.

We have also been a convention which has held to the premise that it is churches which give birth to new churches, which in turn give birth to still more churches. Those are more than words to the churches of the SBCV. Since our beginning, a full 33% of our member churches have actively engaged in sponsoring a new church by means which includes financial giving over and above their Cooperative Program gifts. This reality far surpasses a national average of 6%. To God be the glory for all that He is doing through our churches to spread the gospel through church planting.

Throughout 2009, the following churches which have made a new commitment to sponsor a church plant have been recognized by the presentation of an Eagle Award in a worship service in their church. Your church health strategists and church planting strategists have been honored to be able to affirm and celebrate the furthering of the gospel through these churches’ investment in church planting.

Sponsor Church
Church Plant

Amissville Baptist - Pastor Ed Taylor

Mosaic Culpeper - Pastor Duane Eatmon

Beulah Baptist - Pastor Maurice McCarthy

Movement Church - Pastor Cliff Jordan

Colonial Heights - Pastor Randy Hahn

Living Water Church - Pastor Art Thompson

First Baptist Norfolk - Pastor Eric Thomas

Mosaic Hampton Roads - Pastor Steve Byrum

First Baptist Pound - Pastor Jerry Lusk

Grace Fellowship - Pastor Jeremiah Sluss

Grace Community - Pastor Guy Holloway

Swagath South Asia - Pastor Anant Shinde

Green Ridge Baptist - Pastor Mike Palmer

Restoration Church - Pastor Nathan Knight

Grove Avenue Baptist - Pastor Mark Becton

Village Church of Midlothian - Pastor Steve Gentry

Hillcrest Baptist - Pastor Douglas Ramsey

Iglesia Bautista de Hillcrest - Pastor Tim Harville

Hyland Heights - Pastor Carl Weiser

Oasis Church - Pastor George Rose

Iglesia Bautista El Refugio - Jason Carlisle

Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza - Pastor Fernando Mangieri

Kingsland Baptist - Pastor Pat Fiordelise

Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza - Pastor Fernando Mangieri

Midway Baptist - Pastor Joey Anthony

Movement Church - Pastor Cliff Jordan

Mount Pleasant - Pastor Curtis Barnes

Remnant Church - Ryan Kidd

New Life Community - Pastor Josh Turner

The Point Church - Pastor Gabriel Turner

Palestine Baptist - Pastor Jackie Carver

True Course Community - Pastor Bert Kirk

Parkway Baptist - Pastor Brian Autry

Fellowship Baptist
The Quest - Pastor Richie Underhill
Village Church of Midlothian - Pastor Steve Gentry

Pleasant View - Pastor Rick Ewing

The Point - Pastor Gabriel Turner

Reservoir Community - Pastor Chris Gill

Swagath South Asia - Pastor Anant Shinde

Rosedale Baptist - Pastor Don Paxton

Bridge of Hope - Pastor Danny Thompson
Crossroads Community - Pastor John Stapleton

Smyrna Baptist - Pastor Rob Rowland

The Opposite Way

Staples Mill Road - Pastor Jim Booth

Swagath South Asia - Pastor Anant Shinde

Tsena Commocko

Three Rivers Community - Pastor John Koch

Upperville Baptist - Pastor Bill Wennersten

Brambleton Bible Fellowship - Pastor Jason Walker
DC Urban New Work - Pastor Cris Pablo
Reformation Alive - Pastor Eric Redmond

Victory Baptist - Pastor John Hodgen

Living Water Church - Pastor Art Thompson

Virginia Beach Beacon - Pastor Gordon Ellsworth

Aletheia, ODU - Pastor Jamie Limato
True Course Community - Pastor Bert Kirk

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