Southern Baptist Convention

We're helping to transform lives in the name of Jesus.

A dynamic, multisite congregation, we're mission-minded, and we're mobilizing people to serve those inside and outside of our church who need emotional, physical, and spiritual support. Our vision is that Bon Air Baptist Church will be a place to belong to the family of Christ and a place to become the person God intends.


An energetic leader who can:

-Relate to and engage youth and families to nurture and grow their relationship with Christ
-Adapt and create new ways to reach students and their families in the current and constantly changing culture and lifestyle



-Create a joyful and welcoming atmosphere in student ministry programs
-Reach and connect with students
-Work with parents to help them disciple their children
-Partner with parents and provide practical spiritual training to help them navigate the numerous challenges they face each day
-Serve as champion of Bon Air Baptist Student Ministry to all church campuses
-Supervise the Buford Road Campus Student Ministry Team and part-time staff
-Define and oversee the logistics and administration of multiple programs with several regular ministry retreats, mission trips, and events
-Network with local student ministry workers
-Build and lead effective volunteer teams
-Lead and mentor students as well as train and develop volunteer leaders


-Masters of Divinity or equivalent
-3+ years of student ministry experience as a staff member (large/multi-site church experience a plus)
-Experience leading staff and volunteers
-Solid understanding of scripture/theology
-Ability to teach students deep biblical truths in ways teenagers understand and respond to
-Has effectively taught middle school students, high school students, and parents
-Has comfortably and successfully served families from various ethnic, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds
-Holistic: Someone who focuses on ministering to students and parents — the whole family
-Enthusiastic: Passion for student ministry is naturally displayed in conversations
-Magnetic and Fun: Engaging personality that attracts students to the ministry
-A transparent, passionate, growing relationship with Christ
-Willingness to grow personally, spiritually, and professionally
-Understand, embrace, and implement Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (


Lori Blakeney
(804) 272-1475

Bon Air Baptist Church

2531 Buford Road
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 272-1475