Speakers, Presenters, Panelists: BHHS/VBHS Richmond 2013 Conference

THEME: “Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness: Religion and the Civil War, Emancipation and Reconciliation in Our Time”

May 20-22, 2013


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PROGRAM PERSONALITIES (* = keynote speakers)

Levi Armwood (Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Richmond)
Fred Anderson (Executive Director of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society and the Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies, University of Richmond)
* Edward L. Ayers
(President, University of Richmond)
Bonnie Oliver Brandon (Mount Zion Baptist Church, Tennessee; secretary, Baptist History & Heritage Society)
Adam Bond (Assistant Professor of History, Virginia Union University)
Gary Burton (pastor, Pintlala Baptist Church, Hope Hull, Alabama)
Brian Carso (Assistant Professor of History, Misericordia University)
Charles Chandler (executive director, Ministering to Ministers)
Abby Chapin (student, Virginia Tech)
Paige Lanier Chargois (speaker and teacher, pastor, Sharon Baptist Church, Richmond)
Rachel Cook (Blacksburg, Virginia)
Virginia Darnell (historian, First Baptist Church, Richmond; member, Executive Committee, Virginia Baptist Historical Society)
Geoff Davidson (
Baylor University)
D. H. Dilbeck (Graduate Student, University of Virginia)
Harriet E Amos Doss (Professor of History, University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Pamela Durso (Executive Director, Baptist Women in Ministry)
Alex Evans (Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond)
Jerry Faught (Professor of Church History, Wiley College)
Nathan Finn (Associated Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
John Franke (Academic Dean, Yellowstone Theological Institute)
Bruce Gourley (Executive Director, Baptist History & Heritage Society)
Taffey Hall (Archivist, Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives)
George Hancock-Stefan (Associate Professor of Church History, Eastern University)
Sally Hannah (Virginia)
Lloyd Harsch (Professor of Church History, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)
Aaron Duane Jerviss (Ph. D. Candidate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Glenn Jonas (Charles B. Howard Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion in the Divinity School, Campbell University)
Amos Jones (Assistant Professor of Law, Campbell University)
Sean Kane (Museum educator, American Civil War Center)
John Kinney (dean, Virginia Union University)

Lauranett Lee (Curator of African American History, Virginia Historical Society)
Alan Lefever (Director, Texas Baptist Historical Collection)
Courtney Lyons (Ph. D. Candidate, Baylor University)
* Andrew M. Manis (Assistant Professor of History, Middle Georgia State College)
Bob Mathisen (Professor of Social Science, Corban University)
Deborah Maund (Graduate Student, Fuller Theological Seminary)
Chris Moore (Ph. D. Candidate,
Baylor University)
Steve Pugh (Motorcoach tour operator)
Elisabeth Showalter Muhlenfeld (President, Sweet Briar College)
Tyrone Nelson (Pastor, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond)
Scott Nesbit (Ph. D. Candidate, University of Richmond)
William L. Pitts, Jr. (Professor of Religion, Baylor University; vice-president, Baptist History & Heritage Society)
Charles T. Priest (Assistant Professor of Music, Bluefield College)
Dr. Claire M. Rosenbaum (local historian)
Benjamin Ross (Historian, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond)
Dennis Sacrey (president, Virgina Baptist Historical Society)
Tommy Sanders (Director, Master of Arts in Childhood Education, Dallas Baptist University)
Frank G. Schwall (chaplain, Lakewood Manor; immediate past chairman, Board of Directors, Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies, University of Richmond)

James Scythes (Professor of History, West Chester University)
Andrew Smith (Assistant Professor of Religion, Carson Newman, Tennessee)
Pamela Smoot (Professor of African American Studies, Southern Illinois University)
Jim Somerville (Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond)
C. Edward Spann (Retired, Dean of College of Fine Arts, Dallas Baptist University)

* Harry S. Stout (Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Christianity, Yale Divinity School)
Bill Sumners (Director, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives)
Naomi Taplin (Associate Director, Texas Baptist Historical Collection)
Delane Tew (Director of Christian Women’s Leadership Center, Samford University; president, Baptist History & Heritage Society)
David Thomson (Graduate Student, University of Georgia)
William Powell Tuck (chairman, Board of Directors, Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies, University of Richmond)
John W. Upton (executive director, Baptist General Association of Virginia and president, Baptist World Alliance)
Douglas C. Weaver (Professor of Religion and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religion, Baylor University)
James Hill Welborn, III (History Instructor, University of Georgia)
Elizabeth Wells (Librarian, Alabama Baptist Historical Collection, Samford University)
Mike Williams (Professor of History, Dallas Baptist University)
Katie Wilkins (student, Bluefield College)
Joshua Wilson (Graduate Student,
Old Dominion University)


Ben Campbell (Director of Richmond Hill, a local prayer retreat center)
Valerie Carter (Associate Pastor for Glocal Ministries, Bon Air Baptist Church, Richmond and instructor of sociology, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond)
Henry (Hank) L. Chambers, Jr. (Professor of Law, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond)
Rob Corcoran (Director of Hope in the Cities, Richmond)
John Moeser (Senior Fellow, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, University of Richmond)
Megan Rollins (Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Boaz & Ruth, Richmond)
Michael Paul Williams (Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch)