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“Religious Liberty Affirmed” is the theme of Virginia Baptist Historical Society’s Annual Meeting May 16

“Religious Liberty Reaffirmed” is the theme of the annual meeting of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society to be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 16 at River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Road in Richmond’s west end.

The keynote speaker will be Amanda Tyler, the new executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. Fred Anderson, executive director of the VBHS, will share the story of the contributions of 18th century Virginia Baptists to secure religious liberty. Special guests will be representatives of the 116 surviving Virginia Baptist churches from the 1700s which experienced the trials and triumphs associated with securing religious liberty for all Americans to enjoy.

The program will include a recognition of Fred Anderson upon his retirement and the installation of Nathan L. Taylor as executive director of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society. A special highlight will be a mini-concert by Robert Gallagher on the church’s recently restored pipe organ. The program is open to the public.

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