Baptist Church

Baptists and the American Civil War: April 30, 1861

With the arrival of war, worship services of many Baptist churches in America are disrupted. Among congregations canceling monthly services (other than in cities and large towns, once-a-month services are common in Baptist life at this time, owing in no small degree to the difficulty of transportation) after the beginning of sectional hostilities is Providence…

Baptist History & Heritage Society

About the Baptist History & Heritage Society

The Baptist History & Heritage Society (BH&HS) communicates the story of Baptists through print and digital media, publications, and conferences. Bruce Gourley is the executive director of the Society. The BH&HS is a non-profit, national, independent, diverse organization of Baptist historians and other individuals and partner institutions who are committed to communicating the story of…