Associate Pastor of Preschool & Children
Our Associate pastor for Preschool and Children's Ministries has spent his entire adult career in church education ministries with an emphasis in preschool and children's ministries. He graduated from Berea College (Kentucky) in his home town. A Masters Degree was earned from the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Twenty years of ministry were spent in Norfolk and Roanoke, VA churches. Arvil served as Minister to Children at First Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA for thirteen years. In both Virginia and North Carolina, Arvil has served as a preschool specialist for the Baptist State Convention. In that capacity, he leads state-wide training workshops.
Arvil has a wide variety of interests and especially enjoys travel with extended family and friends. He has traveled to several countries. He may lead a church group on an interesting short trip to New York city or participate in an extended trip to Hawaii or London.