2015 BH&HS Conference Program Personalities

Pat Anderson
Editor, Christian Ethics Today; Representative, National Baptist Covenant
Andrea Blackman
Manager, Special Collections, Nashville Public Library

James Duane Bolin
Professor of History, Murray State University

Bonnie Oliver Brandon
Preacher, Teacher, Writer, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Memphis TN
Secretary and Conference Coordinator, Baptist History and Heritage Society
Gary Burton
Pastor, Pintlala Baptist Church, Hope Hull, Ala.
Wesley Carter
Student, Campbellsville University

Paige Lanier Chargois
Former pastor, currently speaker and teacher, staff, Sharon Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
Daniel Cooley
Adjunct Instructor, Trinity International University

Edward R. Crowther
Professor of History,
Adams State University
Michael Dain
fessor of Religion, Wayland Baptist Universityfes
Alyson Dickson
PhD Student, Vanderbilt University

Barrett Duke
Vice President for Public Policy, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention
Jerry Faught
Professor of Church History, Wiley College
John Finley
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia

Robert M. Franklin, Jr.
Professor of
Moral Leadership, Senior Advisor for Community and Diversity, Emory University
Willie Gable, Jr.
Chairperson, Housing and Economic Development Commission, National Baptist Convention, U.S.A.
Bruce Gourley
Executive Director, Baptist History and Heritage Society
Mike Greer
Retired Minister, Kentucky
John Gruesser
Professor of English, Kean University

Taffey Hall
Archivist, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
George Hancock-Stefan
Associate Professor of Church History, Palmer Theological Seminary

Lloyd Harsch
Professor of Church History, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Forrest E. Harris, Sr.
President, American Baptist College

Mel Hawkins
Professor of Religion, Carson-Newman College

Amos Jones
Assistant Professor of Law, Campbell University
Warren Jones
Assistant Professor of Law, Campbell University

Alan Lefever
Director, Texas Baptist Historical Collection
Bobby Lovett
Professor of History, Tennessee State University
Dorothy Nichols
Memphis, Tennessee

Keith Noren
Engineer, Retired, Huntsville, Alabama

Richard V. Pierard
Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University, Hendersonville, NC
Bill Pitts
Professor of Religion, Baylor University; vice-president, Baptist History and Heritage Society
Ruth Pitts
Music Instructor, McLennan Community College
Nicholas T. Pruitt
PhD Student, Baylor University

Stephen Reeves
Associate Coordinator, Partnerships and Advocacy, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

T. Laine Scales
Professor of Higher Education, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies, Baylor University

Walter B. Shurden, Sr.
Retired, Callaway Professor of Christianity, Mercer University

Kathleen Smith
Associate University Archivist, Vanderbilt University

Kelly Miller Smith
Pastor, First Baptist Church Capitol Hill, Nashville

Laverne Young Smith
Assistant for Curriculum and Assessment, Liberty University
Pamela Smoot
Professor of African American Studies, Southern Illinois University
Stephen Stookey

Rebecca Wagner
University of Cambridge

Janet Walsh
Director, Avon Williams Campus Library, Tennessee State University; and President, African American Church Historians Network
Aaron Weaver
Communications Manager, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Douglas C. Weaver
Professor of Religion and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religion, Baylor University
Mike Williams
Professor of History, Dallas Baptist University
Michael Woolf
ThD Student, Harvard University