SBCV Announces New Partnership with Brandon Pickett
Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Brandon Pickett as the Director of Media Services. Pickett will serve on SBC of Virginia's leadership team and work hand-in-hand with Dr. Jeff Ginn, Executive Director, to support and promote the convention's mission.
Richmond, VA. October 21, 2009 – Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Brandon Pickett as the Director of Media Services. Pickett will serve on SBC of Virginia’s leadership team and work hand-in-hand with Dr. Jeff Ginn, Executive Director, to support and promote the convention’s mission of Multiplying Churches, Maturing Churches and Mobilizing Churches.
Pickett has most recently served as Communication Team Leader for the North American Mission Board. In this role, he led a team of more than 25 professionals in messaging, promoting and marketing the story of Southern Baptist missions in North America. This included print (On Mission magazine), video (Monthly Missionary stories), web (www.namb.net and 30 other websites), and broadcast television. In fact, Pickett, and his team, just won the 2009 Southeast Regional Emmy for the 30-minute missions television program seen weekly on FamilyNet, “On Mission Xtra”.
Before his role at NAMB, Pickett served as the Media Missionary for the SBC of Virginia where his major responsibilities included creating and organizing promotion (telling the missionary story) using various forms of media (video, print, web, graphics, photos). He has extensive experience in the television industry: Anchor/Reporter/Executive Producer for WSET-TV; Sports Producer, ESPN: Play-by-Play announcer for the Liberty Flames Sports Network. His ministry experience includes: Christian Development Pastor for The Tabernacle, Danville, VA; Missions Video Producer/Videographer, Whitefields, Inc.; Music Minister, Grace Baptist Church, Madison Heights, VA.
Pickett says he is excited about “coming back home” to serve as a media contractor for SBCV. “My family and I are praising the Lord for the opportunity to come back to Virginia, a state we love and know so well, and help tell the missions story. SBCV has a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to once again serve its faithful staff as well as the dynamic churches, pastors and laity.” Dr. Jeff Ginn says, “We are excited that the Lord has led Brandon and his family back to Virginia. He is both passionate and gifted in telling the story of missions. The SBCV is strengthened by his collaboration.”
Brandon and his wife Wendy have been married for 18 years. They have three children: Andrew-12, Lauren-9, and Raechel-6.376