About Us
Our Pastor
War Returns to Gravel Hill
Gravel Hill Day 2017

Gravel Hill Baptist Church Events

01/01             One For All & All For One
01/28             Women's Ministry Paint Social

02/09             Black History Celebration
02/16             Men's Day

03/19             Women's Day

04/13             Palm Sunday
04/16             Easter Sunday

05/07             Family & Friends Day
05/14             Mother's Day
05/29             Memorial Day


06/01              Children & Youth Day
06/06 - 06/07  24-Hour Day of Prayer
06/14              Family Life Cookout
06/16              Father's Day
06/23 - 06/27   Vacation Bible School
06/25              Friends and Family Carnival

07/13              Senior Saints Day

08/24              Homecoming
08/26 - 8/27    Revival
08/31              Back To School

09/01             Labor Day
09/08             Church Conference
09/12 - 9/13   24-Hour Day of Prayer
09/14             Deacons, Deaconess & Trustees Day

09/16             Gravel Hill Day
09/21             Pastor's Anniversary

10/12              United Ushers Day

11/08             Veterans Day Celebration
11/16             Church Anniversary

12/05 - 12/06  24-Hour Day of Prayer
12/08             Church Conference
12/31             Watch Night

 Gravel Hill Baptist Church 
 Our Pastor - The Reverend Dr. Ray McKenzie, Jr.

Dr. Ray McKenzie was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Parthenia and Ray McKenzie, Sr.  His family moved to Fluvanna County, Virginia where he grew up and attended schools.  It was in Fluvanna County through the nurture and care of the entire community that young Ray McKenzie heard and accepted his call to ministry in 1967.  Rev. McKenzie still considers Fluvanna County his family home.

He graduated valedictorian from high school and attended Virginia State College in Petersburg, Virginia, graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy.  Following graduation from college, he served four years as an officer in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Army, and was honorably discharged having attained the rank of Captain.  Dr. McKenzie graduated valedictorian from Virginia Union University, the School of Theology, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1979 and Doctor of Ministry degree in 2003.

He has served the School of Theology in various capacities over the past thirty seven years.  Currently, he serves as Coordinator of the Evans Smith Leadership Training Institute and as an Instructor in Practical Theology teaching introductory Homiletics and Introduction to the Church and Ministry.

Dr. McKenzie served as Pastor of the Highway of Faith Holy Church in Arvonia, Virginia for twenty-four years and was presiding Bishop of the State of Virginia for the Mt. Sinai Holy Church of America, until 2001.  Dr. McKenzie resigned his positions with the Mt. Sinai Church and immediately joined the St. Peter Baptist Church of Glen Allen, Virginia where Dr. Kirkland Walton is the Pastor.  Dr. McKenzie is currently the senior Pastor for the Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Varina, Virginia.

Dr. McKenzie has five adult children from his first marriage to the late Ingrid F. McKenzie and is the proud grandfather of eleven grandchildren.  Dr. McKenzie is married to the Reverend Faith B. Harris and together they continue to seek God's continuous guidance for their lives.

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    Gravel Hill Baptist Church
    5426 Longbridge Road
    Henrico, Virginia 23231

    Office (804) 795-5653 Fax (804) 795-2057


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