So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.”
1 Thessalonians 2:8

The Georgia Baptist Mission Board

Baptist Collegiate Ministries is a ministry of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. BCM is not a church but is a cooperative ministry of local churches and the state Baptist convention of churches to minister to collegians in Atlanta. Through the funds and volunteer efforts provided by these ministry sponsors along with the Cooperative Program, the BCM is able to reach a wide audience of students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Austin Reaves

Campus Minister

 My name is Austin Reaves, and I have the honor and the privilege of serving as the Campus Minister at Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Georgia State. I am originally from Newnan, GA. I went to the University of North Georgia where I majored in Marketing. It was there that I met my wonderful wife Savannah (at the BCM.) After graduating from college, I served for two years as an Intern at the Georgia Southern BCM. After interning, Savannah and I moved to Wake Forest, NC in order for me to pursue my MDiv at Southeastern Seminary. While at Southeastern, we had our first child Emerson Olivia Reaves. I love working with college students and helping them grow in their walk with Christ! I am passionate about coffee, Atlanta sports, board games, movies and anything outdoors. I look forward to getting to know you!

Riley Payne

Campus Missionary

           Hi! I’m Riley Payne, and I am serving as the Campus Missionary here at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Georgia State. I’ve been involved in the BCM here ever since my freshman year, and God has used it to really change my life and my journey with Him in the past few years. I’m so excited to give back to the BCM serving this year through administration and helping with other ministries. I am so blessed, and God is so good!