300 Years Ago in Virginia …

300 Years Ago in Virginia …

Some 300 years ago a handful of Baptists in the colony of Virginia set about to form a congregation. Soliciting help from English Baptists, the Baptist Virginians navigated through the obstacles placed before them by the establishment Anglican church. Prospering, by...
William Carey’s Instructions to Missionaries

William Carey’s Instructions to Missionaries

In 1814 Baptists in America formed their first national foreign missions board, known as the Triennial Convention (it met every three years). Meanwhile, in England Baptists were in their third decade of doing foreign missions. William Carey, father of the Baptist...
Robert Smalls, Forgotten Baptist Hero

Robert Smalls, Forgotten Baptist Hero

In recent months I have written about the former African slave (and Baptist) Robert Smalls (1839-1915), who became famous for a daring exploit during the American Civil War, became a leading Baptist layman in the South during the Reconstruction era, and today is one...