The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty staff works out of the Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. Click below to find out more about each staff member, including contact information. For general inquiries about the Baptist Joint Committee, email

Board of Directors

The BJC is supported by 15 Baptist bodies in the United States, and our board of directors is composed of representatives of each of those denominational organizations. The BJC is also supported by thousands of churches and individuals across the country.

Board of Directors

The Baptist Joint Committee Board of Directors meets annually in Washington, D.C.

Board Officers

From left to right: Board Chair Dan Hamil, Treasurer Valoria Cheek, Vice Chair Tee Boddie, Secretary Jesse Rincones
From left to right: Board Chair Dan Hamil, Treasurer Valoria Cheek, Vice Chair Timothy Tee Boddie, and Secretary Jesse Rincones.

Robert Appel—Seventh Day Baptist General Conference
Steve Aycock—Baptist General Association of Virginia
Timothy Tee Boddie (Vice Chair)—Progressive National Baptist Convention
C. Lynn Brinkley—Religious Liberty Council
Charles Cates—Religious Liberty Council
Valoria L. Cheek (Treasurer)—American Baptist Churches USA
David Cooke—Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Andrew Daugherty—Religious Liberty Council
Aubrey Ducker—Religious Liberty Council
Brian Ford—Baptist General Convention of Missouri (Churchnet)
Andrew Gardner—Baptist General Association of Virginia
Daniel Glaze—CBF of North Carolina
Jeffrey Haggray—American Baptist Churches USA
Dan Hamil (Chair)—North American Baptists, Inc.
James Hopkins—American Baptist Churches USA
Perry Hopper—American Baptist Churches USA
Glen Howie—North American Baptists, Inc.
Dwight Jessup—Converge
Jim Johnson—Baptist General Association of Virginia
Rebecca  Mathis—Religious Liberty Council
Madison McClendon—Religious Liberty Council

Emily Hull McGee—Religious Liberty Council
Jacqueline Moore—Religious Liberty Council
Suzii Paynter—Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
James Perkins—Progressive National Baptist Convention
Lou Petrie—Converge
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas—American Baptist Churches USA
Stephen Reeves—Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Gus Reyes—Baptist General Convention of Texas
Jesse Rincones (Secretary)—Religious Liberty Council
Nelson Roos—Religious Liberty Council
Jason Smith—Alliance of Baptists
Jenny Smith
—Religious Liberty Council
Wallace Charles Smith—Progressive National Baptist Convention
Mica Strother—Religious Liberty Council
Tambi Swiney—Religious Liberty Council
Philip Thompson—North American Baptists, Inc.
Samuel C. Tolbert—National Baptist Convention of America
John Upton—Baptist General Association of Virginia
Stephan Vernon—Baptist General Convention of Texas
Gary Walker—Endowment Chair