To equip Association churches in understanding and accomplishing the work of God's Kingdom.

Unified in fulfilling the Great Commission in a spirit of love.

The Association may accept Southern Baptist churches and missions within Scott County and the surrounding area as members.


The Association organized in 1856 and was composed of churches in Lee, Scott, and Russell Counties of Southwestern Virginia. Other Baptist Associations formed from Clinch Valley Baptist Association were the Powell River Association (1894) and the Wise Association (1927).

Reverend Paul Blessing served as associational missionary from 1972 to 1987.

Reverend Herbert Tuck served the Clinch Valley Baptist Association jointly with Wise Baptist Association as Superintendent of Missions.

 Reverend Leon Castle also served Clinch Valley Baptist Association while pastor at Fort Robinson Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tennessee.

 Reverend Clyde Simms was Director of Missions for the six-year period ending December 1993.

Reverend William Kendrick served as Director of Missions from July 1994 to December 1995.

 Both Reverend Simms and Reverend Kendrick were part-time Directors of Missions.  Reverend Jerry Hall was Director of Missions from 1996 until December 31, 2006.

Dr. Ralph T. Holtzclaw has served as Interim Director of Missions and Director of Missions until his retirement April 30, 2016.

James Hensley became Director of Missions at the Spring Association meeting 2016.


April 22. 2017
5:30 p.m.
Hilton Missionary Baptist Church
Jeremiah Riner
- Associate Pastor, First Baptist Weber City

October 15, 2017
First Baptist Nickelsville
Pat McArthur - Pastor, Hilton Missionary Baptist



Director of Missions   -   James Hensley

Moderator     -     David Hill    -    First Baptist Gate City
Vice Moderator     -     Rev. Larry Spivey    -   
New Bethel

Clerk     -     Sue Arnold    -   
Assistant Clerk     -      Judy Vicars    -   
First Baptist Gate City

Treasurer     -     James Johnston    -   
First Baptist Gate City
Assistant Treasurer     -     Danny Ward    -   
First Baptist Weber City


Missions Team Leader     -     Rev. Wayne McCarty    -    Cowans Branch

Strengthening Churches Team Leader    -   Rev. Steve Collins    -    First Baptist Nickelsville


Sixteen Member Churches
with links to websites

 Cowan's Branch Baptist Daniel Boone Baptist
Darthula Baptist First Baptist of Dungannon
Free Hill Baptist First Baptist of Gate City
Heritage Baptist Hilton Baptist
Marble Point Baptist Moore's Memorial Baptist
New Bethel Baptist First Baptist of Nickelsville
Rivermont Baptist Thomas Village Baptist
First Baptist of Weber City

Zion Baptist



Southwest Virginia Partnership Links:

Southwest Virginia Partnership
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Southwest Virginia Partnership
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Baptist General Association Virginia
Partnership on Facebook
Jan and Tony - YouTube
Partnership - YouTube

Other Links:

Scholarship Information & Applications

Disbursement Form

Clinch Valley Baptist Association Constitution

Southern Baptist Convention

Baptist General Association Virginia

Crosspoint International

Clinch Valley Baptist Association
P.O. Box 566
Gate City, VA 24251