David Turner - Senior Pastor
The Rev. Dr. David Turner has served Central as Senior Pastor since March 2005. Prior to his call as Senior Pastor, David served Central as Associate Pastor/Administrator. He came to Central from First Baptist Church of Griffin, Georgia, having previously served in hospital chaplaincy, and at churches in Georgia.
David has earned the B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, the M.S. from Florida State University, the M. Div. from the McAfee School of Theology, and the Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. He is married to the Rev. Christy Haga Turner, a United Methodist pastor. Together, they have two sons. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Baptists Today and the national Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. His interests include Christian education, reading, history, current events, baseball, and college football.
David may be reached at (804) 794-8055 or david (at) cbcva (dot) com .
Nelson Taylor - Associate Pastor of Music & Mission
The Rev. Nelson Taylor serves as Associate Pastor of Music & Mission. Originally from Charlottesville, he attended Virginia Tech, obtaining a bachelor degree in marketing management. He spent 25 years in the insurance industry and served in several church music ministries before being called into full-time ministry. Nelson and his wife Robyn came to Central from Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia, where he served as Minister of Music and Youth. In 2004, he earned the Master of Divinity in Church Music from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. The Taylors are thrilled to be parents and grandparents.
Nelson may be reached at (804) 794-8055 or nelson (at) cbcva (dot) com .
Nathan Taylor - Associate Pastor for Christian Formation & Children
The Rev. Nathan Taylor joined Central in service in 2007. His key areas of focus are Christian formation across the whole congregation and facilitation of ministry with children, while also serving as staff liaison for senior adult ministries. He is an alumnus of Asbury University and received the M.Div. from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 2004. In earlier vocations, Nathan has served as a teacher, a chaplain, and a seminary development officer. He is married to Bryn, who enjoys serving in preschool ministry at Central. Nathan serves on the Executive Committee of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society.
Nathan may be reached at (804) 794-8055 or nathan (at) cbcva (dot) com .
Mark Snipes - Associate Pastor for Youth & Young Adults
Central welcomed the Rev. Mark Snipes in 2008. Mark came to Central from Haddock Baptist Church in Haddock, Georgia. 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 one son. His key areas of focus are ministry with middle school and senior high students, young adults, and facilities administration. Mark serves as statewide coordinator for Mission Madness with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Mark may be reached at (804) 794-8055 or mark (at) cbcva (dot) com .
Erin Rourke Collier - Children's Ministry Specialist
The Rev. Erin Rourke Collier joined the Central staff in 2007. A native of Mechanicsville, Virginia, and an alumna of the University of Mary Washington, Erin received the M.Div. from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in 2011. Her ministry experience includes PASSPORTkids! Camps, Baptist Campus Ministries leadership, and a summer spent working with underprivileged children in South Africa. Erin's key areas of focus are children's ministry and church communications. She is married to the Rev. Drew Collier, also a Baptist minister. Erin is a 2010-2011 cohort participant in Women's Uptick, a ministry leadership program of Virginia Baptists. She was ordained by Central Church in 2010.
Erin may be reached at (804) 794-8055 or erin (at) cbcva (dot) com .
Susan Doeg - Administrative Assistant
Central welcomed Susan Doeg in 2011. She brings nearly 20 years of church experience. Most weeks, Susan is with us Monday through Wednesday and Friday.
She may be reached at (804) 794-8055 or susan (at) cbcva (dot) com .
Cara Alexander - Day School Director
Central welcomed Cara Alexander as Day School Director in 2007. She brings to her role an extensive background in elementary education with an emphasis in literacy development. Cara holds a master's degree in early childhood education from Virginia Commonwealth University. An active member of Central Baptist Church, she is married to Justin and they have one daughter.
Cara may be reached at the Day School, at (804) 794-4652 or cara (at) cbcva (dot) com .
Nicole Averette - Church Financial Assistant
Nicole is the point person for the day-to-day organization of church finances. She is married to Steve, and together they have two children.
Nicole may be reached at (804) 794-8055.