Note: This list includes those who have indicated they would consider serving as an interim pastor. Some have special training as an interim or as an intentional interim. Should you desire additional information prior to contacting a person on this list contact the RVBA Office at 540-366-7631
T. Ivey Adams currently lives in Salem after retiring from active ministry. He is a graduate of Troy State and Southwestern Seminary. He served a number of churches as pastor, the last was Beulah in Franklin County. While serving at the Baptist Children’s Home in Salem, he also served as an interim pastor in several area churches. His phone number is 389-3690 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ray Allen is a native Virginian, educated at the University of Richmond (B.A. & D.D.), Southern (M.Div.) and Southeastern Seminary (D.Min.). He has pastored several churches in Virginia, the last being Blacksburg Baptist Church. He retired early and lives in Vinton. He has been the interim at Lynn Haven, Vinton and Airlee Ct. in our association. His number is 540-798-6455 and e-mail is email@example.com.
Richard Brown was born in the Valley. He is a graduate of Averett College and Southern Seminary. He has done additional study in Clinical Pastoral Education and currently serves as the chaplain at Community Hospital. He is available for interim work. His number is 977-1718.
Danny Collins recently retired as Pastor at Fairlawn Baptist (Fairlawn, VA) where he had served as pastor for 27 years during two tenures. He has preached all over the world, including Peru, Korea, Haiti and for the last 8 years leading teams to Honduras. He was educated at Bluefield College and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Carson Newman College. He earned his Masters Degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He can be reached at 540-639-2425 or 540-392-8534 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harold Cook retired after 25 years as pastor at Springwood Baptist. Served as interim at Mill Creek Baptist on two occasions and interim at Troutville. Since retirement he has served as interim at Villa Heights, Enon, Airlee Court and Lynn Haven. Attended Bluefield Junior College, BA, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, MA, Virginia Tech, Completed one year at Southeastern Seminary. Phone 540-797-3402.
Charles “Chips” Doyle is a lifelong resident of the Valley. He pastored Hollins Road for a number of years prior to his retirement. He is a graduate of Concord College and Southeastern Seminary. He has served as interim pastor in several churches in our association. His phone number is 366-9222.
Rick Elmore, who pastored both the Tabernacle Baptist Church and Cave Spring Baptist Church in the Roanoke Valley, has retired after 44 years of ministry in Southern Baptist Churches. Rick is now available for pulpit supply or interim ministry. He can be contacted by phone at 540-389-7663 or by E Mail at email@example.com.
Frank Fox has a passion to communicate the Word of God in a way that helps people overcome their personal problems and become better disciples. He has been a pastor and seminary professor overseas for many years. He started two churches also. Roanoke has been his home base for 30 years. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540)312-3129.
John W. Fox is currently retired and living at the Glebe in Daleville. He holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served Fincastle, Belmont, and Bethel Baptist churches in the RVBA, as Director of Missions for the Henry County Baptist Association, and as Regional Missions Resource Consultant for the VBMB. He can be reached at 540-591-2318 (H) or 540-521-1897 (C).
Doug Gibson is a native Virginian educated at the Villanova University (B.S. Commerce & Finance), Lynchburg College (M.A. Business) and Liberty Theological Seminary (MAR Church Studies). He recently completed Interim position at North Roanoke Baptist Church as Minister for Discipleship & Missions. He has also completed March 2015 Transitional Pastor Interim Training at KBC, Lexington, KY. Call him at 540-314-2235.
Thomas G. Harvey has served churches in our area for the past 35 years to include Franklin County, Salem, Lexington and Christiansburg. He also pastored a church in Nova Scotia. Mission trips have taken him and his wife Nancy to Costa Rica, Brazil, England and Switzerland. He is currently on the Board of Oak Hill Academy and served twice as a representative to the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. He is a graduate of UVA. and Southern Seminary (MDiv. & D.Min.) and was an infantry training officer in the U.S. Army. He retired to his family home in Salem on April 1, 2011. He is available for supply or interim. His telephone number is 1-540-589-0090 and email email@example.com
David Henry recently retired as a pastor in several churches in Virginia, and has moved to Roanoke. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and Southeastern. His phone no. is 989-6884.
David Jones, has been caring and helping churches for 35 years as a pastor. Graduated from Averett with a BA degree and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Div. degree. He is available for interim positions. He welcomes your call at cell 540-420-1903; home 540-721-0119, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. Glenn Linthicum entered retirement after 42 years in pastoral ministry, having served churches in Indiana and in Virginia. He has preached in Germany and in India and has traveled widely in other parts of the world, including mainland China. Today he works in Language Missions in outreach ministry to the Hispanic community of Alleghany County. Attended Bluefield Baptist Junior College and Carson-Newman in Tennessee - B.A. In 1973, he graduated from Southern Seminary with a M. Div. From July 2013 until January 2014, he was the weekly pulpit supply for a local church in Covington, VA. He and his wife have hosted 17 international exchange students, including two in 2013-2014. He is the author of two books dealing with the causes of decline and closure of so many local churches and speaking to the steps required to turn again to new growth and a more effective witness. He is available for supply or interim. His telephone number is 540-863-9178 or 540-969-9025 or email email@example.com.
Steve Manuel has served as pastor, youth minister, education minister, music minister, consultant, and missionary during his many years of ministry in churches in Virginia, Texas, Florida, and Mexico. For eighteen years he and his wife Barbara were with the International Mission Board. He later served as Director of Missions for the Strawberry Baptist Association. He holds degrees from Mars Hill College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been trained and certified by the Center for Congregational Health for Intentional Interim Ministry. You may reach Steve at (540) 890-3883 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Rick Painter has recently returned to the Botetourt/Roanoke area and is available for pulpit supply, interim, or worship leadership. Rick earned his BA in church music from Bluefield College and his MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Botetourt native and has served churches as in music, education, and youth ministry. He also pastored churches in Covington, Narrows, and Pamplin City, was a NAMB missionary in Daleville, and has led contemporary worship teams in several local churches. Rick has several years experience working with “at risk” children and teens as Mental Health Support Specialist and Counselor. Rick is part of a leadership team for starting a new ministry of equipping churches to effectively engage the community and empowering people to move off of the government support system. Rick can be contacted via phone at 434-420-2635 or via email at email@example.com.
Ronald Salyer is a recently retired CPA. He has been licensed to preach by Windsor Hills. He has taken Bible classes, has some experience in preaching, would enjoy speaking in churches, and would consider an interim. He can be reached at 540-772-7770 (O) or 540-774-8135 (H).
Donnie Scarlett, semi-retired pastor, has 37 years of pastoral experience. Pastored in Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia. Graduate of Immanuel Baptist College in Atlanta, GA. Several years experience leading international mission teams. Now lives in Lynchburg, VA. Phone number is 540-397-4063 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.