Strong churches with a bold commitment to the Great Commission

Annual Homecoming 2014

SBC of Virginia Reaffirms Marriage; Reaching Muslims for Christ; Alistair Begg Challenges Convention

One of the loudest cheers of affirmation at the 2014 SBC of Virginia Annual Homecoming was heard after a resolution reaffirming Biblical marriage was read to the messengers and guests.

Almost 1,000 messengers and guests attended the annual meeting, which was held at The Heights Baptist Church in Colonial Heights, VA. The theme was Strong Churches with a Bold Commitment to the Great Commission.

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Annual Homecoming 2014 was November 9-11 at The Heights Baptist Church in Colonial Heights.


Dr. Alistair Begg
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland, OH
Founder, Truth for Life

Dr. Grant Ethridge
Senior Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, VA
President, SBC of Virginia

Dr. Eric Geiger
Vice President, Church Resources Division, LifeWay Christian Resources

Dr. John Marshall
Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

Speaker Videos

Dr. Grant Ethridge spoke during the Sunday evening session.

Dr. Allen McFarland spoke during the Monday afternoon session.

Dr. Frank Page spoke during the Monday afternoon session.

Dr. Eric Geiger spoke during the Monday afternoon session.

Dr. Alistair Begg spoke during the Monday evening session.

Dr. Alistair Begg spoke during the Tuesday morning session.

Dr. John Marshall spoke during the Tuesday afternoon session.

Full Session Videos

Sunday evening session

Monday afternoon session

Monday evening session

Tuesday morning session

Tuesday afternoon session


2015 Officers Names

  • President (re-elect):
    Grant Ethridge | Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton
  • 1st Vice President:
    Brad Russell | Old Powhatan Baptist Church, Powhatan
  • 2nd Vice President:
    Brent Vickery | Ramoth Baptist Church, Stafford
  • Secretary (re-elect):
    Matthew Kirkland | Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Christiansburg

Breakout Sessions 

  • Million Dollar Mission:
    Dr. John Marshall
  • Spiritual Warfare:
    Dr. Chuck Lawless
  • Pastoral Leadership:
    Matt Willmington
  • Partnerships and Connecting Churches:
  • Stewardship, Beyond Money and Time:
    Jay Link
  • Evangelism Tools:
    Panel Discussion
  • Crisis Communication and Legal/Moral Issues:
    Panel Discussion
  • Marriage and Parenting:
    Grant & Tammy Ethridge

Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia

Thank you for filling up backpacks for children in Appalachia!

During Annual Homecoming, more than 1,000 backpacks were collected for the Christmas in Appalachia Backpack Project. In partnership with the North American Mission Board, the backpacks will be distributed in the Appalachia region in mid-December. To date, nearly 1,500 children will receive these gifts just in time for Christmas.


The members of the SBC of Virginia passed four resolutions at the 2014 Annual Homecoming:

  • Resolution 1 - On Gratitude to the Lord and the Heights Baptist Church, Colonial Heights
  • Resolution 2 - Of Appreciation for COngressman J. Randy Forbes
  • Resolution 3 - On a Reaffirmation of Biblical Marriage
  • Resolution 4 - On Gratitude to the SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief Team

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