2015 Annual Baptist History and Heritage Conference

Theme: “Seeking Justice: Baptists, Nashville and Civil Rights”

April 20-22, 2015

Nashville, TN

Hosted by American Baptist College and First Baptist Church Capitol Hill

News Coverage:

Campbellsville University’s Wes Carter presents paper at Baptist History and Heritage Society,” Campbellsville University, May 21, 2015

CBF Honored with Blevins Award by Baptist History & Heritage Society,” Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, April 28, 2015

Historians Say Southern Baptist Women Paved Way in Improving Race Relations,” Associated Baptist Press, April 21, 2015

Conference Summary:

The Baptist History and Heritage Society partnered with American Baptist College and First Baptist Church Capitol Hill for our 2015 annual conference.

Conference speakers, presenters and panelists focused on the theme of “Seeking Justice,” with significant attention focused on Nashville Baptists’ contributions to the Civil Rights movement.

The conference began with the Fellowship of Baptist Historians dinner and keynote speaker, Ed Crowther, on Monday, April 20 at 4:45 p.m.

View the Conference Program

Keynote Speakers and Audio Recordings:

Keynote speakers (in alphabetical order) were:

Other program personalities included:

Dr. Pat Anderson, criminologist, professor emeritus, Florida Southern College; editor, Christian Ethics Today; and also representing the New Baptist Covenant

Rev. Bonnie Oliver Brandon, ordained minister, National Baptist curriculum writer, Memphis, Tennessee and Secretary and Conference Coordinator, Baptist History and Heritage Society

Dr. Bill Pitts, Professor of History and Religion, Baylor University, and BH&HS President

Steven Reeves, Associate Coordinator for Advocacy and Partnerships, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Dr. Pamela Smoot, Professor of African American History, Southern Illinois University, and BH&HS Vice President