General CBF / Newsroom

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia names first Mission Coordinator

September 20, 2013

RICHMOND, Va.  – Mark Snipes has been named the first Mission Coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia.


Snipes will serve as the CBFVA point person for missions, administration, and special events. He will also preach and teach in churches and mission events across Virginia to educate and inspire congregations about CBF’s local and global mission.

Currently, Snipes serves as Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at Central Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. In addition to his ministry with Central Baptist, Snipes has served for four years as Coordinator for CBFVA’s Mission Madness, a hands-on mission experience that engages youth and adults with local communities to be the presence of Christ.

Snipes is a native of Georgia, and he holds a Master of Divinity from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed his undergraduate studies at Shorter College.  He is married to Katye, and they have two sons.

Snipes said he is excited about the opportunity to serve CBFVA in this new role.

“I look forward to working with Cooperative Baptists in Virginia as we join God at work here in the Commonwealth. I am excited about the partnerships that will be formed and existing partnerships that will be strengthened because of our Kingdom work in Virginia and across the globe,” Snipes said.

CBF field coordinator Rob Fox said Snipes brings the a depth of ministry experience and a passion for missions that has become a trademark of CBFVA.

“Mark brings proven experience leading Mission Madness, shaping our annual Youth Retreat, and engaging in a variety of international mission immersion experiences.” Fox said, “Mark will advance our engagement in God’s mission both locally and globally, and his collaborative spirit will strengthen the greater Fellowship.”

Snipes will begin his work as Mission Coordinator on October 1, 2013.

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