Friends from Richmond — for God & Country

Greene Hollowell and Don Blake being inteviewed by Dean Welty

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Special Guests: VCA Leaders Don Blake and Greene Hollowell

A Special Valley

We know the Valley is special in so many different ways.  For example, we have the beauty of the landscape; the productivity of the land; the faith and industry of the people; and the salt-and-light influence of our churches, pastors, and teachers.   

We also have a great group of Valley legislators who stand up and fight for our most deeply held values of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom at the General Assembly in Richmond when it is in session, as it is now. 

Greene Hollowell and Don Blake being inteviewed by Dean WeltyBut do we stand alone in this fight?  How about those on the other side of the mountain?  Do they have the same love of God & Country that we do here?  Are they also concerned about the mis-direction of America, and willing to step up and do something about it?  If so, who are they, and how can we work together to help advance Kingdom values in Virginia?

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Friends across the Mountain

For starters, we have groups like The Family Foundation, which has been there for over 25 years.  But there are also newer groups like the Virginia Christian Alliance, which has been in the news recently calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Mark Herring.  Who are they, what do they do, and why does it matter?

That’s why we have invited some good Friends from Richmond to help us kick off this new series called “A Celebration of God and Country”

VFIA 191: Friends from Richmond – for God and Country: Part I from Dean Welty on Vimeo.


Don Blake is the VCA Chairman and President who is a VCU graduate, Army veteran, and businessman who has served on numerous boards, including The Family Foundation.    

Greene Hollowell is the VCA Founder who formed and led his own general contracting company for nearly 40 years.  He is also active with the Pro-Life Ministry as well as the co-author of Common Sense , a booklet dedicated to President Obama; it is available at

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Valley Faith in Action airs five times on WAZT-TV, beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, again at 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, and finally at Wednesday midnight.  That is on Comcast Cable Channel 13 in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham area but varies in other locations.  You can also watch it online HERE anytime. 

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views the Virginia Christian Alliance

About the Author

Dean Welty
Dean Welty is Founder and Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that works to defend and advance issues of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He has developed and led numerous seminars on “America’s Godly Heritage” and “Capstone: The Christian’s Role in Culture and Public Policy”, hosted a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action”, and is co-host of a weekly radio program entitled “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet”. He is a former public school teacher, overseas missionary, and senior diplomat with assignments in Asia, Washington, New York with the U.S. Mission to the UN, and as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill. Dean and his wife Janet live in Harrisonburg, VA.