2010 BH&HS Annual Conference


Georgetown Baptist Church
Georgetown, Kentucky
June 3-5, 2010

Photos from the meeting are near the bottom of this page.

The 2010 annual BH&HS Conference focused on a theme long interwoven within the Baptist conscience: revivalism. Georgetown College and the adjoining Georgetown Baptist Church, both in Georgetown, Kentucky, were hosts. All sessions were held at Georgetown Baptist Church, 207 South Hamilton Street, Georgetown,  KY 40324 (map).

Below is the program information

Conference Schedule Summary:

Thursday Afternoon, June 3 – Registration @ 3:00 PM

Thursday Evening, June 3 – General Session, 6:30 to 9 PM, Bill Leonard featured speaker

Friday Morning, June 4 – 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, General Business Session and Breakout Sessions; Awards Luncheon at 12:30 PM

Friday Evening, June 4 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Loyd Allen featured speaker

Saturday Morning, June 5 – 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM, David Music and Sheila Klopfer featured speakers

The Fellowship of Baptist Historians meeting was at 4:00 PM (June 3), preceding the BH&HS conference. Dwight A. Moody, Founder and Executive Director, Academy of Preachers, was the featured speaker, with dinner following.

Also prior to the BH&HS meeting, the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions (ALABI) met at Georgetown College, June 2-3. (More information.)

Keynote BH&HS conference speakers are (above, left to right, top to bottom):

Bill Leonard, Dean of the School of Divinity and Professor of Church History, Wake Forest University. Topic: “Salvation and Sawdust: The Rise and Fall of a Baptist Conversion Liturgy.”

Loyd Allen, Professor of Church History and Spiritual Formation, McAfee School of Theology. Topic: “Being Born Again – And Again, and Again: Conversion, Revivalism, and Baptist Spirituality.”

Sheila Klopfer, Assistant Professor of Religion, Georgetown College. Topic: “The Betwixt and Between of Baptist Baptismal Theology in American History.”

David Music, Professor of Church Music at Baylor University.

Other program participants included (name and presentation topic):

Paul Gritz – “The ‘Regular’ New Light/Revivalistic Baptists-David Thomas and John Gano-Champions of Ardor and Order”

Bill Sumners & Taffey Hall – “Documenting the Evangelist: The Papers of Eddie Martin and Jesse Hendley”

Richard Pierard – “A. J. Gordon and D. L. Moody: Partnership in Evangelism”

Joseph Super – “Baptist Hymnody and Theology in Civil War Revivals”

Kendal Mobley – “Baptist Revivalism Goes to Washington: William David Upshaw (1866-1952), ‘The Billy Sunday of Congress'”

John Carter – “The Rise and Fall of Kentucky Southern College: A Case Study”

Michael Sciretti – “‘Come to Christ as a Sinner!’ The High Evangelical Calvinism of Eighteenth-Century British Baptist Anne Dutton, Spiritual Director for the Whitefieldian Wing of the Evangelical Revival”

Ryan Newson – “Landmarkism: ‘Congregational Succession’ as a Response to 19th Century Revivalism”

Bill Pitts – “The Leadership Legacy of the Youth Revival Movment”

Scott Bryant – “The Freewill Baptists of Colonial New England”

Bruce Gourley – “John Leland: The Evangelist Less Remembered”

Photos From the Meeting (Compliments of Jim West): mouse over for captions