2015 BH&HS Annual Conference Program

The 2015 annual conference of the BH&HS is April 20-22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hosts: American Baptist College and First Baptist Church Capitol Hill

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

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Robert M. Franklin (Professor of Moral Leadership, Emory University)

Dr. Forrest Harris (President, American Baptist College)

Dr. Bobby Lovett (Former Professor of History and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Tennessee State University)

Dr. Kelly Miller Smith (Pastor, First Baptist Church Capitol Hill)

Full Roster of Program Personalities:

Available here

Program Schedule:

Monday, April 20

  • 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. — BH&HS Board and Committee Meetings
  • 3:00 p.m. — Onsite Conference Registration Opens
  • 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. — Tour of the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
  • 4:45 p.m. — Fellowship of Baptist Historians Dinner, sponsored by Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives. Guest speaker: Dr. Ed Crowther, Adams State University. Topic: “MLK Jr. and Civil Rights”
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Convene at First Baptist Church Capitol Hill. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Kelly Miller Smith and Dr. Bobby Lovett. Topic: “Baptists and the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville.”

Tuesday, April 21

  • 8:15 a.m. — Convene at American Baptist College
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Breakout Sessions 1
  • 10:00 a.m. — Break
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — Breakout Sessions 2
  • Noon/12:00 — BH&HS Awards Luncheon honoring Dr. Buddy Shurden (followed by a business session)
  • 1:30 p.m. — Nashville Civil Rights Tour
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Evening program. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Forrest Harris and Dr. Robert Franklin. Topic: “Social Justice Today: Nashville and Beyond”

Wednesday, April 22

  • 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. — BH&HS and Nashville Community Breakfast and Panel Discussion on “Payday Lending” hosted by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The panel discussion includes representatives from CBF, the National Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. The public is invited for this free event. Click here for more information.
  • 9:45 a.m. — Panel Discussion: “Baptists and Social Justice: From the Present into the Future”
  • 12:00 noon — Conference concludes