Save the Date


The next Tennessee Baptist Historical Society Annual Meeting will be March 8, 2018 at SBC Building,  901 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203. The Theme will be “Reflections and Dreams: The First Twenty Years…and Beyond”. It is a review of the brief history of the TBHS, with a panel discussion, special speaker and music. A Business session will include the election of officers for 2018-2020 and lunch with a special speaker.

Sad News

We are sad to note the passing of Jim Taulman.  Jim was more than simply a member of the TBHS, he was instrumental in its life.  He will be sorely missed.

The Latest Issue of the Journal

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Save the Date!

For our next TBHS meeting—March 9, 2017 (details forthcoming).

James Patterson’s New Book

gravesJames Robinson Graves: Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity. Studies in Baptist Life and Thought. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2012.

Dr Patterson is the President of the TBHS.  You’ll want to take a look at his latest work.

Riverside Baptist Association Publishes 125th Anniversary History

Hist RBA Front Cover 1In recognition of their 125th year as a Baptist Association, Riverside Baptist Association based in Livingston, Tennessee has published the first history of the association. The work covers the period from 1888 to 2012, gleaning information from 76 minutes books that could be found. In addition, minutes from the Stockton’s Valley United Baptist Association and Freedom Baptist Association were consulted and utilized. The book is completely indexed and includes brief histories of each of the churches currently affiliated with the Riverside Association.

Now in its second printing, History of Riverside Baptist Association: Celebrating 125 Years 1888-2012 was written by Willie R. Beaty of First Baptist Church of Jamestown who was serving as moderator of the association at the time. Beaty was ably assisted by a specially appointed history committee who compiled historical summaries from the 28 churches in the association. A review of the book was printed in Tennessee Baptist History Journal, Volume 16, Fall 2014, No. 1, pp.93-94.

The Journal Archives Have Been Updated

Visit the year of the Journal you wish to read- click on ‘show all files’, and select the essay you wish to read!  Enjoy!

Coming Soon- Journal Back Issues

In the next days the archives of the TBHS Journal will be updated.  Stay tuned!

Annual Meeting News

The annual meeting of the TBHS will take place on March 10 at the SBC Convention Building, Room 250.  901 Commerce St, #400, Nashville.

The meeting begins at 9:30 and will conclude at 1:15.  Lunch is included.

The theme of the meeting is “Baptist and the Restoration Movement: Relationships and Religion”.

The Anticipated Sale of the Tennessee Baptist Convention property in Brentwood is Off

The B&R reports

The TBC Executive Board was notified Feb. 14 that Franklin Land Associates will not be closing on the sale of the Baptist Center, according to Randy C. Davis, TBC executive director/treasurer.

Davis also received notification on Feb. 15 that Franklin Land Associates had withdrawn their request for a zoning change to the city of Brentwood that had been set for a vote on Feb. 25. Earlier this month, a group called “Preserve Brentwood” launched an effort opposing the building of a 900,000 square-foot development on the Baptist Center site.