Meet Our Staff

Rev. Keith Crowgey, Senior Pastor

Keith Crowgey

Rev. Crowgey has been at Cambria Baptist Church since April 2012 after previously serving pastorates in Smyrna, GA for twelve years and Walterboro, SC for five years. The son of a dairy farmer from Wytheville, Virginia, Rev. Crowgey graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Agricultural Economics in 1985. He then worked for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service for three years until moving to Ft. Worth Texas to enroll in the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1988. After earning a Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages, completed his Clinical Pastoral Education and served as a hospital chaplain in Dallas Texas. Rev. Crowgey has been married to his wife, Tammie, for 21 years and is a father of four. At the core of his pastoral duties, Rev. Crowgey has a heart for apologetics, church leadership, and discipleship.

Rachel Cooper, Church Secretary

Rachel Cooper has joined our staff in the Fall of 2014. She is a graduate of Liberty University  and has decided to plant roots in Christiansburg. Rachel is married and has three young children. Rachel has been overwhelmed with warm smiles and welcoming members. She feels welcomed with open arms. Rachel enjoys helping the people in the community as well as the members of the congregation. It is her pleasure to serve as secretary at Cambria Baptist Church.

Wayne Pugh, Custodian

Wayne Pugh treasures the people he has come to know at Cambria Baptist Church since he joined the congregation in 1961, the same year that he graduated from Christiansburg High School. When he joined the church, Cambria was still in its former building, located on Cambria Street close to the depot. Wayne worked as custodian of that older building until he graduated from Virginia Tech in 1965.

While serving in the U.S. Air Force (February 1966 – February 1969) Wayne transferred his membership to Westridge Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. When he left the Air Force, he returned to Cambria and began a 31-year career at Virginia Tech. In November 2003, he again took the job of custodian for Cambria.

Wayne’s job is part of his ministry to Cambria and supports the church’s mission to welcome all who enter its doors. “I take pride in helping keep our building clean and ready for all the various services and activities,” he says. “Perception is reality and a neat, clean appearance helps project the proper first impression.” Wayne also serves as a deacon and is on the property committee, the communion committee and the baptism committee. Besides working and volunteering for the church, Wayne enjoys bowling, photography and spending time with his wife, Eileen, his two daughters and his grandchildren.