In a unanimous vote at a called general assembly on December 5, CBF Virginia selected Terry Maples to be the next field coordinator for the state organization. Maples, who has served as field coordinator for Tennessee CBF for the past five years, will succeed Rob Fox in the position. Fox joined the staff of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in September at Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
“You may remember I served churches in Virginia for almost 25 years,” wrote Maples, in an open letter to Tennessee CBF. “When invited to return to guide the work of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Virginia, I could not ignore Spirit’s nudge. Embracing this new opportunity feels right.”
CBF Virginia leadership is confident in the experience that Maples brings from his position as coordinator in Tennessee and his passion for CBF, and hope that he will continue to strengthen the relationship of the state organization to CBF Global while providing meaningful resources for congregations in Virginia.
“Congratulations to CBF Virginia and to Terry Maples. Terry brings proven gifts of transforming leadership in CBF,” Paynter said. “He has served as the respected convener of the Movement Leadership Team, the organization of all CBF state and regional coordinators across the Fellowship. CBF Virginia has a bright future ahead under Terry’s leadership.”
Maples has served as field coordinator of Tennessee CBF since June 2010, and previously was associate pastor for education and discipleship at Huguenot Road Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, for almost 20 years. A graduate of the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Maples and his wife, Joan, have two adult children: Andrew, an English teacher in Richmond, and Anna, a speech pathologist in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Maples will begin his work with CBF Virginia on February 1, 2016.