Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Virginia is called to cultivate healthy congregations and engage individuals and churches in life transforming ministries. We are passionate about nurturing and forming faith in Jesus Christ, connecting Christ-followers to one another and to CBF’s global mission and ministry, engaging students and adults in mission experiences, and renewing God’s world through partnership and collaboration.
CBFVA’s vision is evident in these four priorities:
CBFVA is a network of congregations and individuals. Connections are essential to building our Fellowship. We bring like-minded Baptists together, link people in our network to helpful resources, introduce folks in Virginia to the broader CBF family, and encourage experiences that build relationship and beloved community.
CBFVA is committed to shaping and forming faith in Jesus Christ for the sake of the world. We believe congregational health and vitality are tied to intentional efforts to help people embody the values and convictions of Jesus. We create experiences that awaken consciousness about best practices for cultivating vital faith expressed in love, grace, compassion, and mercy.
CBFVA is committed to cultivating holistic mission efforts in Virginia and around the globe. Our passion is to serve “the least of these,” transform lives and communities, and influence how we view others and the world.
Like CBF Global, CBFVA is committed to “partnering to renew God’s world.” Our broken world needs repair and renewal. We join hands with other like-minded people of faith to bring healing and wholeness through peace, justice, and advocacy efforts.
CBF Virginia Staff
Terry Maples, Field Coordinator
Terry Maples grew up in North Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1979 with a B.S. in Accounting and in 1983 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Religious Education. Terry is married to Joan and they have two grown children, Andrew and Anna.
Terry became Field Coordinator for CBF Virginia on February 1, 2016, after serving in a similar role with Tennessee CBF. He served as educator in three congregations in Florida and Virginia, including almost 20 years at Huguenot Road Baptist Church in Richmond and five years at Westwood Baptist Church in Springfield. Terry has also served as adjunct faculty at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.
Terry’s passion is helping individuals and congregations discover and live into God’s unique calling. He has strong convictions about helping churches form and nurture vital faith that results in transformed lives and ministry to the least of these.
Mark Snipes, Missions Coordinator
Mark Snipes grew up in the north Georgia Mountains. He graduated from the Shorter College in 2003 with a B.S. in Philosophy and in 2007 from the McAfee School of Theology with a Master of Divinity. Mark is married to Katye and they have two children, Parker and Jackson.
Mark became the Missions Coordinator for CBF Virginia on October 1, 2013, after serving as an Associate Pastor at Central Baptist Church in North Chesterfield, VA. He served previously as a Youth Minister at Haddock Baptist Church in Haddock Georgia. Before coming on full time with CBFVA, Mark worked on a contract basis with the organization for over three years.
Mark’s passion is helping churches and individuals live into God’s call to be the gospel to the world around them.
Carrie J. Cheatham, Administrator
Carrie Cheatham grew up in Orange, Virginia just outside of Charlottesville. She is a 2015 graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Carrie holds a BA in Sociology with a concentration in gender and inequality. Carrie is married to Andrew Cheatham and they have two fur babies, Olive and Dixie.
Carrie came onto the CBF Virginia staff in April of 2016 as the Administrator for CBF Virginia. Before coming onto the CBFVA staff Carrie worked in both clothing and nursery retail during and immediately after college.
As a sociology major, it is clear that Carrie has a passion for people–being able to relate to those around her and making sure that everyone she comes across has a smile on their face!
CBFVA Officers for 2017-2018
Moderator – Todd Blake
Moderator Elect – Laura Davis
Immediate Past Moderator – Alice Cates Clarke
Treasurer – Beth Fogg
Secretary – Susan Prather
Region 1 – Southwest – Mary Russell
Region 2 – Roanoke Valley – Kevin Meadows
Region 3 – Blue Ridge – Nick Deere
Region 4 – South Central – John Carroll
Region 5 – Capital – Melissa Fallen
Region 6 – Hampton Roads – Jenny Hodge
Region 7 – Northern Virginia – Austin Almaguer
Region 8 – Rappahannock – Jonathan Davis
Youth Ministry Representative
Ex-Officio (CBFVA Staff)
Carrie Jacobs Cheatham – Administrator
Terry Maples – Field Coordinator
Mark Snipes – Missions Coordinator