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Davis also received notification on Feb. 15 that Franklin Land Associates had withdrawn their request for a zoning change to the city of Brentwood that had been set for a vote on Feb. 25.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.

Proposed Constitutional Changes and Additions to the Bylaws

Please take a moment, before the Annual Meeting next week, to read through the proposed Constitution changes and additions to the Bylaws.

The Minutes of the Latest Leadership Meeting

Can be downloaded in PDF here.

The Baptist Ancestor’s Conference

Registration details are available here. We hope that you can participate.

The Constitution of the TBHS Has Been Added to our Site!

Please visit here to download and read our Constitution. There’s also a link to the download in the Nav Panel. We encourage your participation.

The 2011 Baptist Ancestor’s Conference

Download the conference registration and information sheet here.

Sad News, The Death of Morgan Patterson

Dr. W. Morgan Patterson, former president (1980-81) and long-time member of the Baptist History & Heritage Society, died November 19 at his home in Novato, California, at age 85. He had been treated for pancreatic cancer. He was assistant professor of church history at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1956-1959) and the director of graduate studies in the School of Theology and the David T. Porter Professor of Church History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1959-1976). He also served as dean of academic affairs at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (1976-1984). From 1984 to 1991 he was the 22nd president of Georgetown College. More recently, he was Scholar in Residence at Campbellsville University.  Via Bruce Gourley.

The Current Issue of the TBHS Journal

Arrived in the mail this week.  It’s a Festschrift (a celebratory volume in honor of a particular scholar) dedicated to the work of our own Albert Wardin Jr.  If you’re a member of the Society you should by now have received your copy.  If you haven’t, contact Jim Taulman.  And if you’d like to be a member of the Society, sign up!

A Prayer Request

Members of the TBHS are urged to remember Jim Taulman’s grandson Ethan in prayer.  Thanks very much.

Finding Your Baptist Ancestors

Finding your Baptist Ancestors
A Genealogical conference offering
information and research opportunities

JULY 16, 2010
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
901 Commerce St., #400
Nashville, TN 37203-3630

Download brochures here and here. And take part if genealogy is an interest of yours.


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