Director of Student Ministries

Mr. Rob Ely

Director of Student Ministries

304-532-3166 or 304-422-6449
 ely@wvbc.org

As the director of Student Ministries, Rob is responsible for all convention related activities and events for students grade six through college.  He is the statewide director of Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) and conducts the ministry at Marshall University.  He is continuing his work as director of the Baptist Camp at Cowen and coordinating state youth programs.  Rob graduated from Marshall University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  He then went on to attend Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree in 2000.  He has been employed by the West Virginia Baptist Convention since May 1996.  Rob is married to his lovely wife, Beth, and they reside in Huntington.

Associate Director of Camping and Youth

Mrs. Jillene Narraway

Associate Director of Camping and Youth

 304-210-7030 or 304-226-3522
 jill@wvbc.org

Jill led the state youth ministries in New York for the past decade as Camp Director of Camp Vick and the Program Director of American Baptist Youth (ABY).  She brings that job experience to her role in leading the Convention youth ministries and events.

Narraway began her ministry with the Convention on July 1, 2017.  Please keep her and her family in prayer as they transition to life at the West Virginia Baptist Camp at Cowen where they will live in the new Crouch House.

Jillene is married to Joshua and they have 8 children: Micah, Lily, Isaiah, Elanor, Joel, Avari, Calah and Iris.  In addition to youth ministry, church involvement and family activities, she also enjoys concert planning, baking and geocaching with the whole family!

Northern Director for Baptist Campus Ministries

Rev. Kevin Sions

Northern Director for Baptist Campus Ministries

 304-534-0597
 sions@wvbc.org

Rev. Kevin Sions serves as the campus minister for the Morgantown campus of West Virginia University and supervises and develops the other campus ministries in the northern part of the state.

As part of the professional staff of the West Virginia Baptist Convention, Sions is available to speak in churches, association meetings and other events in the region. He will be a member of the Christian Outreach Commission.

Sions comes to the Convention staff having most recently served as pastor of Kingwood Baptist Church (Goshen). He has served on the BCM Board of Directors. As a student at Alderson Broaddus University, he was active in BCM, serving on its leadership team. He later served as the Associate in Ministry for BCM at his alma mater.

After completing his BA in Christian Studies/Education at AB, Sions did his Masters of Divinity studies and graduated from Palmer Theological Seminary.

Maintenance Director at Camp Cowen

Mr. Steve McCartney

Maintenance Director at Camp Cowen

304-226-3522
mccartney@wvbc.org