Facilitator Biographies

Steve Allsbrook, Interim Executive Director for River City Faith Network of the Richmond Baptist Association

Steve Allsbrook and his wife Kathy reside in Midlothian, Virginia. They have two grown children and six grandchildren.
Steve grew up in Scotland Neck, North Carolina, where his parents took him to First Baptist Church. There he professed faith in Christ during Vacation Bible School in June 1963.
He attended North Carolina State University. She went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Steve earned the Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1977. Steve received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Missions Administration from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in May 1998.
First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck licensed Steve to preach in 1976 and ordained Steve as a minister in 1977. Following his seminary graduation, Steve served as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church near South Hill, Virginia. In 1983 they moved to Farmville, Virginia where he served as pastor of Heritage Baptist Church.
Steve’s ministry role changed in 1987 when he accepted the call to serve Virginia Baptists as director of associational development and church extension.
From January 1, 1997 until he retired on June 30, 2017 Steve served as executive director of missions for Dover Baptist Association, a fellowship of more than 60 congregations in Virginia’s capital region.
Since December 1, 2020 Steve has served as Interim Executive Director for River City Faith Network in Richmond, Virginia.
Steve and Kathy are members of Huguenot Road Baptist Church in North Chesterfield, VA.

Ben Campbell, Pastoral Associate – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

The Rev. Benjamin P. Campbell is an Episcopal priest who has served in Richmond for 52 years. He is a Pastoral Associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pastor emeritus of Richmond Hill, and Secretary of the National Slavery Museum Foundation, and the author of Richmond’s Unhealed History.

Elizabeth Davis-Crane, School Counselor

Elizabeth Davis-Crane holds a BS in Child Development and MA in School Counseling from Appalachian State University as well as an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration from The George Washington University. She has served for 26 years as a teacher and counselor across all grades pre-K through 8. She is currently employed as a School Counselor at Flat Rock Elementary School in Powhatan County. She believes that children embody both our history and our future and that they deserve the best that adults can give them. Above all, Elizabeth believes that God put her on Earth to nurture and when she is not actively working with children (including her own teenage daughters), orphaned wildlife, or unruly vegetation, she is probably out losing herself somewhere in nature.

Jean Dart, Minister of Music & Worship – Shalom Baptist Church

Jean Dart has been actively involved in Baptist Church life for many years and has served in a variety of positions both as a volunteer and on church staff. She currently serves as Minister of Music & Worship at Shalom Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, VA, where she’s been for seventeen years.

Jean’s position at the church recently changed from part-time to full time Ministry of Music & Worship and includes oversight of the church’s AV needs.

Win Davis, Executive Director of Missions – Dover Baptist Association

Rev. Arnold ‘Win’ Davis is the Executive Director of Missions for the Dover Baptist Association, and the former Senior Pastor at Cambridge Baptist Church.

Win has practiced, preached, taught and blogged about the benefits and blessings of Spiritual fasting for over 2 decades.

Win graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian with a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Win also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from James Madison University.

Win is the co-author of the book Cross Training: A Sports Devotional and writes a monthly blog.

Kevin James, Church Consultant

Kevin is a native of Winchester, Va, a graduate of UVa and Southern Seminary. He is married to Brenda and their three grown children Katelyn, Emily and Corey are married to Michael, Joe and Morgan and are blessed to have 7 grandchildren. Kevin retired from the fulltime pastorate after serving at Salem Baptist Church for 32+ years. He loves time with family, golf, the lake and staying busy with handyman projects. In retirement he loves serving the church whenever possible.

Ken Kessler, Coaching Network Director – Baptist General Association of Virginia

Ken Kessler is the Empower Coaching Network Director for the BGAV and has served Virginia Baptists for 14 years. He and his wife Teresa live in the Short Pump area of Henrico County.

Judith Cain-Oliver, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Judith Cain-Oliver is both a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist at Powhatan Family Counseling and Education Center. She has over thirty years of experience in counseling and education with clients six years and older, spanning various settings including schools, private practice, psychiatric inpatient facilities and nursing homes. She obtained her education from the College of William and Mary and James Madison University. Dr. Cain-Oliver takes a positive and experiential approach to therapy. She is active in her church and community, serving as the facilitator for two support groups, Called to Care and Grief Support. She is also an advocate in her community for health and wellness of senior citizens. In her free time, Dr. Cain-Oliver enjoys gardening, travel and spending time with her family.

Lindsay Ray, Student Minister – Ridge Baptist Church

Lindsay Ray has been serving as the Student Minister at Ridge Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia since June 2013. She graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. In 2014, she completed her Master of Theological Studies Degree for the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Virginia. Lindsay earned a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Theology from Regent University in May 2021. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Renewal Theology through Regent University.

Scott Spencer, Retired seminary professor; frequently teaches and preaches in area churches

A graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio (BA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), Westminster Theological Seminary (ThM), and the University of Durham, England (PhD), F. Scott Spencer has served as Professor of New Testament and Biblical Interpretation at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) and Professor of Religion at Wingate University in North Carolina.
He is married to Dr. Janet Spencer, who has taught English at Wingate University and at the Maggie Walker Governor’s School in Richmond. They have two adult daughters, Lauren and Meredith, a granddaughter, Madeline (Maddie), and an Irish Doodle named Seamus.
Dr. Spencer has published numerous books, articles and reviews, especially pertaining to his interests in Jesus and the Gospels, the book of Acts, and the role of women in the New Testament and early church. His most recent books include commentaries on the Gospels of Mark (forthcoming, Smyth & Helwys) and Luke and a volume entitled, Passions of the Christ: The Emotional Life of Jesus.
Dr. Spencer regularly teaches and preaches in area churches and has served interim pastorates in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. He has also enjoyed acting in university, seminary, and community theater productions, including roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Shadowlands, God’s Favorite, Cotton Patch Gospel, and Godspell.