Fellowship of Baptist Historians

The Fellowship of Baptist Historians was formed in 2000 in Savannah, Georgia, during the annual meeting of the Baptist History and Heritage Society. BH&HS members created the Fellowship to provide Baptist historians and other professional historians who have an interest in Baptist history with opportunities for fellowship and promotion of Baptist history through informal conversations and academic gatherings. The Fellowship functions as an auxiliary to the BH&HS and holds annual meetings in conjunction with the BH&HS.

FBH meetings take place immediately prior to annual BH&HS conferences.

The 2012 annual meeting of the FBH is Thursday, June 7, 4 PM at the First Baptist Church of Raleigh, North Carolina. Tony Cartledge, Professor of Old Testament at Campbell University and a student of Baptist history, is the featured speaker. His topic will be, “Samuel Cartledge and the Long Arm of Daniel and Martha Stearns Marshall.”

Registration for the FBH meeting is available on the BH&HS annual conference registration webpage.


The FBH Bylaws are available here.

The Fellowship of Baptist Historians holds its annual meetings in connection with the meetings of the Baptist History and Heritage Society.

2013 Minutes (Second Baptist Church, Richmond)
2012 Minutes (First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC)
2011 Minutes (Dallas Baptist University)
2010 Minutes (Georgetown Baptist Church, Kentucky)
2009 Minutes (First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama)


Current Membership List

If you are an academician or professional historian with an interest in Baptist history, you are cordially invited to join the Fellowship of Baptist Historians. Prior to joining, however, membership in the Baptist History & Heritage Society is required.

To join, email brucegourley@baptisthistory.org. Currently, no dues are required for membership.


Term Covering 2012-2013
President, Pamela Smoot, Southern Illinois University
Secretary, Stephen Stookey, Dallas Baptist University