BCF is led by a team of elders, three of whom are full time, and the preaching ministry is shared by several of the elders and other gifted men of the church.
Chris and Julie Faith
Chris and Julie have served in connection with BCF since 1981. Chris became a full-time elder in 2006, after the Faith family served in church planting in Spain for over 16 years. He received his M.Div. from Columbia International University and a Master’s in biblical counseling under Dr. Larry Crabb at Colorado Christian University. Julie met Christ through the ministry of Young Life in high school, while Chris became a follower of Jesus through the influence of the Navigator’s ministry in college. Chris loves teaching the Scriptures, doing hospitality with Julie, mentoring men, music, reading and sports. They have three grown children and three delightful grandchildren.
Jim and Jill Krouscas
Jim has been serving as a full-time pastor/elder at BCF since 2013. He previously worked as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech before moving to Dallas in 2009 to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife Jill have three children. Jim enjoys teaching the Bible, playing basketball, and when time permits, traveling with his family.
Dr. David and Beverly Kingston
David has been an elder since 1971, when he moved to Blacksburg to take a job teaching chemistry at Virginia Tech. He grew up in a Christian family in England and became a believer as a boy. He and Beverly have three children that they raised and three that they got by sheer luck when their children married, and six grandchildren. David loves teaching the Bible and chemistry, reading to Beverly, watching British murder mysteries, and travel, especially to see his grandchildren.
Jay and Debbie Sullivan
Jay has been a follower of Jesus since he was 12 years old. He became an elder at BCF in 1996, and currently he is part of the college class leadership team. He and Debbie have been married for 35 years, and have five children and one grandchild. Jay teaches forestry at Virginia Tech.
Dennis and Linda Schnecker
Dennis has served as a bi-vocational elder for over 35 years. Dennis did his undergraduate work at Purdue and dental school at U of KY, where he became a believer. After 42 years he recently retired from his day job as a dentist. Dennis and his late wife, Gail, raised two children, Tim and Katie, and now Dennis and his wife, Linda (married since 2012), enjoy their growing band of grandchildren. Dennis enjoys travel, gardening, reading and ministering wherever the Lord brings opportunities, especially in areas of missions, pre-marriage and baptism disciplining.
Ward and Paula Stevens
Ward and his wife Paula have attended BCF for about 10 years where Ward has served as an elder for about two years. Ward is involved with the Missions Committee and sometimes teaches Sunday School. Ward and Paula have been married for over 28 years and have grown twin daughters. He is employed by the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine where he helps develop and support medical residency programs. Ward loves the outdoors and spending time with his wife and two mixed-breed poodles.
Jeff and Lisa Highfield
Jeff has served as an elder at BCF for the past three years. He has worked with the campus ministry Cru for 20 years and is passionate about seeing college students come to know and follow Jesus. He and his wife Lisa have five children and love spending time together as a family. Jeff enjoys teaching the Bible, having theological and culture discussions over coffee and, when time permits, a round of golf.
Dan and Jenny Mock
Dan has been serving as an elder at BCF since 2008. He came to Christ while a student at Virginia Tech and has retired from a career in accounting. He and Jenny have been married for 30 years, have five grown children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren. Dan’s focus in ministry is music and financial coaching.
Joe and Wendy Kelley
Joe and Wendy met in a BCF house group when they were students at Virginia Tech. (One of the many great reasons to be part of the BCF house group!) Joe became an Elder in 1993 and they are both are part of the high school ministry leadership team. Wendy and Joe began attending BCF in the late 1970s and have seen many changes in 40 years; such as moving from rented facilities BCF occupied for the first 20 years into the current building. When Joe does preach, you may hear stories of his younger days of growing up on a dairy farm in nearby Wythe County. Joe currently works in the Computing Center at Virginia Tech.