The annual conference of the Baptist History & Heritage Society is May 20-22 in Richmond, with the focus on Religion and the War Emancipation and Reconciliation.

The Virginia Baptist Historical Society and Center for Baptist Heritage Studies, both under the leadership of Baptist historian Fred Anderson, are co-sponsors.

For more information, read Fred’s article about the event.

Bruce Gourley

About Bruce Gourley

Bruce Gourley is online editor. In addition to managing Baptist Today’s web presence, Bruce is the executive director of the Baptist History and Heritage Society (, general editor of the Baptist History & Heritage Journal, editor of the Baptist Studies Bulletin, creator and author of the "Baptists and the American Civil War Project" (, and author of seven books. Bruce is also an avid hiker, owns the Yellowstone Net website (, and is an award-winning photographer ( A graduate of Mercer University (B.A.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Auburn University (Ph.D.), he and his family live near Bozeman, Montana.