Academic journal article Baptist History and Heritage

New Fellowship of Baptist Historians: An Executive Note

Academic journal article Baptist History and Heritage

New Fellowship of Baptist Historians: An Executive Note

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May 26, 2000, was a pivotal day for Baptist historians. Meeting for breakfast at First Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia, during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Historical Society, about twenty historians formed the Fellowship of Baptist Historians and became charter members. The group adopted new bylaws and elected its first three officers: Glenn Jonas (Campbell University), president; Carol Crawford Holcomb (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor), vice president; and Michael E. Williams Sr. (Dallas Baptist University), secretary.

The purpose written into the bylaws states: "The Fellowship of Baptist Historians shall serve as an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Historical Society, undergirding the work of the Society by providing opportunities for fellowship and to study, discuss, and act on issues related to Baptist history. The Fellowship will cooperate with the editor of Baptist History and Heritage and promote the journal."

The bylaws article on membership states: "Any academician or professional historian with an interest in Baptist history is eligible for membership in the Fellowship. All qualified members of the Society who attend the 2000 and 2001 annual meetings of the Fellowship or who notify the president of the Fellowship or the executive director of the Society prior to the 2001 annual meeting of the society shall be considered charter members of the Fellowship. …

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