Deb joined the staff of Bon Air Baptist Church in August 2007. A native of Virginia, she earned a . from Averett University, a . from the University of Louisville, and a . from Rockbridge Seminary. Through the years she has served in churches and denominational life as a pastor’s wife, an educator, a missionary, and a minister to children. Deborah is married to Dr. John Upton, Jr., Executive Director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Deb enjoys being with her children and especially her grandchildren.