Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
Del Ray Baptist Church is in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention. We prayerfully and financially support ministries that are coordinated by the SBC.
The Southern Baptist Convention was founded in 1845 and continues to be a national fellowship of Baptist churches. It cooperates with state fellowships of churches called state conventions and county-sized fellowships called associations. Most fundamentally, however, the Southern Baptist Convention cooperates with the local church. Messengers to the annual, national convention do not represent either the state convention or a local association, they represent the churches!
Del Ray Baptist Church financially supports the Southern Baptist Convention through a funding mechanism known as the Cooperative Program. By participating with in the Cooperative Program, Del Ray Baptist is able to contribute to the International Missions Board, the North American Missions Board, seminary education (including Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY), Lifeway Christian Resources, and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
For more information regarding the Southern Baptist Convention, please visit their website.
Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV)
Del Ray Baptist Church has a long history of partnering with a State Baptist entity known as the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV). Del Ray Baptist does not affiliate with a local Baptist association. The SBCV has, and continues to be, an ardent supporter of DRBC and has stood with this congregation faithfully. Del Ray Baptist supports not only the missions work of the SBC but of the SBCV as well. For more information on the SBCV please see their website.