Welcome to BCM at William & Mary! WHOOMP THERE IT IS!

Who We Are

We are the BCM family, also known as the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at William & Mary. We passionately worship God, live in authentic Christian community, serve global needs with the love of Christ, and inspire servant-leadership to offer lifelong service in the world through the local church.

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Worship & Community

Sunday Night Gatherings (large group)

The BCM family gathers on Sunday evenings at 5pm for a home-cooked dinner provided by local churches, followed at 6pm with a student-led time of announcements, worship, message, and goofiness. All are welcome. After the gathering, hang out as long as you want to make new friends!

BCM Family Groups

The BCM Family gathers in smaller groups throughout the week, providing space for deeper spiritual growth. We hope to inspire deeper devotion to Christ's teachings, prayer, fun, and authentic relationships. Here are our BCM family hosts:

Joshua Vasquez (Computer Science, '25)

Joshua loves to play guitar, cook, and play video games. He has been know to have an opinion, and rarely passes up an opportunity for debate. He is a good listener too. He wants to serve others. Day and time TBA soon!

Olivia Blackshire (History, '25)

Olivia is fashionable, funny, loves her camp kids, and digs All Elite Wrestling. She loves to experience God's word. She is excited to be a family dinner host. Day and time TBA soon.

Graydon Andres (BioChemistry, '24)

Graydon is a conversationalist... willing to expound upon Chemistry, Scripture, politics, and all around goofiness. He is a fencer and loves to fish. Hosting will be new for him, but he is excited. Day and time TBA soon!

Nathan Brewer (Government, '25)

Nathan loves sports and follows Tribe football (yes, W&M), the Brewers, and the Bucks. He has been known to lead our IM sports efforts. He also loves God and encourages men to grow in Christ. He is excited about hosting. Day and time TBA soon!

Irene Richter Roman (English/Psychology, '25)

Irene loves her homeland of Puerto Rico. She loves to laugh and lead prayer groups. She is a marvelous, compassionate hostess. Day and time TBA soon!

Mike Yelland (Finance, '24)

Mike is a man dedicated to discipline in his studies, fitness, career goals, and following Christ. Hosting will be new for him, and he might take you to Jersey Mike's. Day and time TBA soon!

Christina Mauer (Computer Science, '24)

Christina is a gamer... Dungeons & Dragons, Secret Hitler, Catan, etc. She loves to read, write, and code. The community she has found in BCM has meant so much, she is excited to host others finding the same. Day and time TBA soon!

Zeko Wezah

Zeko is from Nagaland, India. He works hard, listens well, hunts and fishes, and loves to encourage. He hosts Temple Maintenance (1 Cor. 6:19-20) on Fridays at 9am.

IM Sports

BCM loves IM sports! Past teams have included softball, outdoor soccer, flag football, and volleyball. If you can find the people to play, we'll play any sport. Contact Nathan Brewer to see if we are playing your sport.

W&M IM Softball Champs, Fall '21

Retreats


Fall Gathering @ Eagle Eyrie

Every October, BCM retreats for fun and spiritual growth with other students across Virginia. Go deeper in relationship with God and friends! Here is a past flier for Fall Gathering.

Winter Retreats @ The Edge

Near the beginning of the spring semester, BCM ferries across the James river for an awesome retreat. Warning, may include silly skits. Here is a past flier for Winter Retreat.

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Service & Missions



In Williamsburg

Every year, BCMers serve their community with Trick-or-Eat in the Fall, and their campus with Grilled Cheeses in the Spring. BCMers have also been part of Tribe Against Trafficking, Greater City, Cultural Exchange Partners, Dressember, and other service organizations.


Trick or Eat

Teens and adults aren't technically allowed to trick-or-treat in Williamsburg, so we Trick-or-Eat instead, collecting donations for our local food bank FISH.

Grilled Cheeses for Jesus

On the last day of classes every spring, BCM provides free grilled cheese to hungry Twamps. Some of these grilled cheeses are very special.

Beyond Campus

BCM regularly takes team mission trips during winter break, spring break, or in May between final examinations and Memorial Day. More information will be available regarding the trips closer to those dates.

January 2023 - Puerto Rico: Serving various organizations that serve students at University of San Juan and homeless and abused clients in Caguas.

March 2022 - Wilmington, DE: Helping out with kids at Urban Promise.

January 2020, March 2020, January 2022 - New Bern, NC: Rebuilding homes after the 2018 floods.

January 2019 - Nashville, TN: Facilitating a partner church's outreach to refugees.

May 16-31, 2018 & May 2019 - Vienna, Austria: Facilitating a partner church's outreach to refugees.


Click here to view the rest of our mission trips!

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Leadership & Constitution

Staff

The BCM staff is dedicated to your spiritual growth while at W&M. We would love to get to know you, share about BCM, simply listen to you, or encourage and pray for you.

Jeffrey andMelanie Buffkin

Jeffrey is BCM's campus minister, serving college students at W&M since 2007. He is married to Melanie, who works in the School of Education, and they have three adult kids. He loves Jesus, singing, basketball, and swimming.

Zeko Wezah

Zeko is BCM's associate campus minister, serving international students at W&M since 2012. He is from Nagaland, India, married to Mattie, has two sons, and loves tea, hunting, working out, and helping anyone with anything.

Peng Liu

Peng (aka Caleb) graduated from W&M in December 2022 with a Masters in Law (LLM). He now seems to enjoy taking the California bar exam. He is dedicated to serving students at W&M, particularly at the law school. He loves to sing and is also the BCM House custodian.

Coordination Team

Coordination Team seeks God's direction for BCM, plans Sunday night gatherings and various events, and leads in execution of those plans. They meet bi-weekly on Sunday nights. These meetings are open to anyone curious about servant leadership in BCM.

Jason Williams, Moderator (Finance/Government '26)

Catherine Storke (English '25)

Emily Brown (English '23, Education '24)

Sarah Culver (Undecided/Math? '25)

Ben Roberts (Undecided '26)

Jeffrey Buffkin



CT Applications

During the spring semester, students apply to serve on Coordination Team for the following academic year. (Freshmen can apply in the fall!) The CT application is available in Microsoft Word .docx format here. Although your responses to each question do not need to be lengthy, do not feel that you need to fit all of your responses onto the single page provided. Please email your completed application to Jeffrey. If you have any trouble accessing the document or understanding it, please let Jeffrey know.



BCM Family Hosts

Check out when our BCM family hosts smaller groups here.

Worship Team

We are always looking for those who love to lead others in worship through song, or for those who want to serve through AV. Contact Cathy Gao if you are interested. No long term commitment is required. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 5:00-6:00, and before Sunday Night Gathering at 4:00.

Constitution

Our constitution discusses the purpose, membership, leadership, and meetings for BCM. If you would like to read BCM's constitution, click here.

History

We have a rich history that we like to share. Explore each era of Baptist Collegiate Ministry at William & Mary!

1926 - 1945

1945 - 1953

1953 - 1967

1967 - 1983

1983 - 2005

2005 - Present

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Connect with us!

Social Media

Follow us on one of our social media sites to see what's happening at BCM, or shoot us an email if you have any questions. Also, if you missed it, you can get on our weekly email list here.

Location of the BCM House

244 S. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA 23185, baptist@wm.edu

Jason Williams, Student contact: jswilliams01@wm.edu
Jeffrey Buffkin, Campus Minister: jbuffkin@wm.edu

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Partners

Local Churches

We are thankful for area churches who support BCM and partner with us in local minstries. Click on a picture to learn more about them.

James River Baptist Church

Walnut Hills Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

James City Community Church

Williamsburg Baptist Church

New Zion Baptist Church

Affiliated Organizations

Baptist Collegiate Ministries across Virginia collaborate for exceptional leadership, retreats, and mission experiences. "Kairos" is the Greek word for "season" or "right time." Now, as a young adult, age 18-25, is the perfect season to discover ultimate meaning in following Christ.

The home for our VA Baptist churches. The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is acooperative missions organization consisting of more than 1,400 churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia and around the world.

This is the site for the Peninsula Baptist Association of churches in the Hampton Roads area. Many of these churches bring meals to our BCM on Sunday evenings at 5pm.

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Giving

BCM serves the W&M community by hosting outreach events, opportunities for spiritual growth, guest speakers, and retreats. Among our most important and costly events are our cross cultural mission experiences. They stretch the faith and worldview of our students in ways campus based activities cannot. They can even satisfy the College's curriculum requirements for international travel. Our students do various (often wacky) fund raisers all year long to afford these experiences, but they rarely meet all our needs. God provides for all BCM's needs through the generosity of alumni, churches, students and their families, and friends. Thank you for prayerfully considering a donation.

Ways to Donate

Donate Securely Online in One of 3 Ways:

Scan or click the QR code below to donate through Venmo. This saves BCM credit card processing fees. Let us know what BCM cause inspires your gift. We will receipt your tax deductible donation.

Major banks allow users to send money through Zelle. Click the Zelle logo below to see if your bank participates, then login to your banking app on your phone, click to send money through Zelle, and scan our QR code to find BCM. Or, login to your bank software on a laptop and donate using our email address, baptist@wm.edu. Using Zelle saves BCM credit card processing fees. Let us know what BCM cause inspires your gift. We will receipt your tax deductible donation.

Click the button below to use a credit card. Let us know what BCM cause inspires your gift. We will receipt your tax deductible donation.

Donate by Mail: If you would rather not donate online, make your check payable to "BCM" and mail it to BCM, 244 S. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA, 23185. Indicate what BCM cause inspires your gift on a separate piece of paper. We will receipt your tax deductible donation.

Donate to secure BCM's future: Our alumni raise support for BCM staffing and larger capital purchases for BCM. They also established an endowment in 1997 to prepare for the potential waning of denominational support. After celebrating BCM's 90th anniversary in 2016, we envision a 100th anniversary when BCM is financially sustained solely by the donations of alumni, students, their families, and friends. Learn more and give securely at the website of our BCM Alumni Association.