Below are those who have indicated they enjoy supplying in the pulpits of the RVBA. Their name is on the list by their request. 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 Beulah in Franklin County. He also served on the staff of the Baptist Children’s Home in Salem. His phone number is 540-389-3690 and his email is email@example.com.
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 at Blacksburg Baptist Church. He retired early and lives at Smith Mt. Lake. His number is 540-297-4539.
Juan Barr has served as pastor most recently at Midland Baptist Church (Vinton) and prior to that at Cave Rock Baptist Church (near Troutville). His number is 540-362-5493 and e-mail isKS4UW@verizon.net.
Richard B. Brown was born in the Valley. He is a graduate of Averett College and Southern Seminary. He is currently serving as chaplain for a local hospital, but would be available for supply in local churches. His phone number is 540-977-1718.
Allison Burnette is a retired nurse and ordained minister. He is active in his church at Riverdale Baptist in Roanoke and is enrolled in the John Leland Theological Seminary. He enjoys filling supply needs in the valley. His contact information is: 1412 Craig Robertson RD SE, Roanoke, VA 24014, Cell phone: 540-874-5124, Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claude Carter (born in Roanoke in 1932), 1) Attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, where in 2007, he obtained a Master of Divinity degree, 2) is a graduate of both: a) Virginia Tech, with a degree in accounting and b) Washington and Lee University School of Law, 3) served in the Army artillery, 4) served the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association as its Moderator, 5) served as a member of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and on the Boards of a) Oak Hill Academy and b) the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home and 6) has served as Supply Pastor at Churches in Roanoke, Salem, Botetourt and Bedford. He can be reached at 540-992-1868.
Arthur J. Chisom was born in Roanoke. Arthur is an active member of Bonsack Baptist. He attended Shenandoah Bible College and Luther Rice Seminary. His phone number is 540-598-7397.
John Cochran recently retired as Minister of Education at First, Roanoke after serving there for 30 years. John is a graduate of Carson-Newman and Southwestern. He has been active in Baptist work in our Valley as well as in the SBC. His phone number is 540-977-4406.
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: email@example.com.
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 in several churches. His phone number is 540-366-9222.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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).
Eric K. Gabbert has been preaching for many years. He plays the guitar, has a singing ministry , and has experience as a pastor. Eric and his wife Chichee enjoy singing and serving the Lord together. They are retired and live near Valley View Mall where they enjoy walking. Eric is available for Pulpit Supply. He can be reached by phone at 540-563-4085 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
David G. Hardin is a native of Roanoke. Educated at National Business College, Radford and Southwestern Seminary, he has been active in his home church, Windsor Hills here in Roanoke. He as served as a youth minister at Longdale and as a short-term missionary for the IMB in Tanzania. His phone number is 540-989-1543, e-mail is DGHardin7@verizon.net.
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 from the pastorate after serving churches throughout Virginia and has moved to Roanoke. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and Southeastern. His number is 989-6884.
Douglas F C Keffer, Ph D, is currently counseling full time at New Beginnings Counseling Services, which he began in 1993. He has been preaching since he was sixteen, serving churches for over twenty-three years in Virginia, Indiana, and Illinois. Douglas holds his earned doctorate in counseling psychology from Carolina University of Theology and has a passion to help people with their struggles by teaching them how God created them. He is available to supply preach and can be reached at 540.562.5068 or 540.977.9505, and emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Jones, serving as pastor for 35 years. He graduated from Averett with a BA degree and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Div. degree. He available to supply for churches. He welcomes your call at cell 540-420-1903; home 540-721-0119, 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.
Philip E. Motley is a native of Danville, Virginia and was raised in Norfolk. He is a graduate of Georgia Inst. of Technology, Duke Divinity School, and School of Pastoral Care at N.C. Baptist Hospital. He served as pastor at Grandin Court for six years. His number is 540-774-6247.
Curtis E. Nester retired from Mountain View Baptist Church, Catawba, VA after 18 years as pastor there. He attended Bluefield College, Concord College and graduated from Campbell University with a degree in Religious Education. He has pastored a number of churches in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina over his 52 years in the ministry. Curtis was ordained by Memorial Baptist Church in Pulaski. He is presently a member of Halesford Baptist Church in Wirtz, VA and is living in Moneta, VA. His number is 540-297-8344.
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.
Rev. John S. Parker, B.A. Mars Hill College 1965, M.Div. Southeastern 1972, ThM Southeastern 1977. Rev. Parker has served churches as Minister of Education and as Pastor. He served as a Chaplain in the United States Army from July 1979-2000. Retired as a LTC with an Army Legion of Merit Award. He lives in Moneta, VA and can be contacted at: 540-525-6913.
Albert (Al) Peverall, Jr., a native of Roanoke, retired from Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in 2005 after 16 years. Active in state and local association Baptist leadership, he had previously served over six years as pastor of Tabernacle in Salem and associate pastor for ten years at First Baptist in Roanoke. He graduated from Wake Forest (BA), Southeastern Seminary (M Div), and Southern Seminary D Min). Al has a passion to preach/teach God’s word; help churches return to unity and mission, and encourage/mentor young pastors. Since retirement, he served four churches in the Hampton Roads area as a transitional pastor. Having recently relocated to the Roanoke Valley, Al is available to serve as a pulpit supply or possible interim. Call him at 540-992-1017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Price graduated from Campbellsville University in Central Kentucky with a B.S. in Pastoral Ministries, attended Liberty University working toward an M.A. in Christian Leadership. He provided pulpit supply for multiple churches while in Central Kentucky. He is on staff at Fellowship Community Church as the Facilities Director. He is 36 and married to Megan for 14 years. He is the proud father of two children, Emma and Jackson. His number is 540-589-7892 or email 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 and would enjoy speaking in churches. 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.
Leonard L. Southern recently retired as Pastor from Fort Lewis Baptist where he had served for 27 years. He previously served Buchanan Baptist in Botetourt County and has served churches in Halifax County, VA. Leonard graduated from Averett University and received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for Preaching and Teaching with an emphasis on practical application. He is available for pulpit supply. Leonard can be reached at 540-330-4648, by email at LLSOUTHERN1953@GMAIL.COM, or you can message him on Facebook.
Mike Woody - "I had the privilege of spending my entire ministry in the Roanoke area, the last 23 years as the pastor of Buchanan. I am now available for pulpit supply. I am a graduate of Radford University and Southeastern. I can be reached at 540-815-2923."
Michael Wrye, Ph.D., resides in Vinton, VA and is currently a teacher in the Roanoke County school system. Michael holds degrees from Tennessee Tech University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. He has a passion to teach God’s Word in a relevant and understandable way. Phone: 540-598-6458.