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Virginia Baptist Historical Society Announces Fred Anderson’s Retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 9, 2017 After completing 38 years of service as executive director of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Fred Anderson has announced his plans to retire on July 31, 2017. In 2000 Anderson expanded his service becoming the executive director of the new Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies.  Both institutions are headquartered at the University …

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A Church on the Frontier

Fred Anderson profiles Old Chapel Church, in the backwoods of Franklin County, a church that has been in succession an Anglican Church during the period of an Established Church in Colonial Virginia, a regular Baptist church and a Primitive Baptist Church.

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Fred Anderson: It’s All Quite Simple

In his latest article, Fred explains that Bruington Baptist Church in rural King and Queen County is his favorite church, despite the fact that ministers – even Baptist historians – should never play favorites. Read why...

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Fred Anderson: On the Hill

Fred Anderson reflects on the 200 year history of First Baptist Church, Lynchburg, once the 6th largest church in the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Fred Anderson: Homecoming Season

Baptist churches declare that they observe two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. But it could be observed that there is a third and the season is upon us. It is called “dinner-on-the-grounds” and it is as much about fellowship as it is fried chicken.

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A Time for Reconciliation

Fred Anderson writes that in the midst of all the wrack and ruin after the Civil War, a remarkable thing occurred. The BGAV met at First Baptist Church, Richmond in June 1865 and became “the first body in the whole South to begin the work of religious reconstruction.”

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Return to Massaponax

Fred Anderson reflects on participating in a special history program at Massaponax Baptist Church in Spotsylvania County.

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Walking in History

Baptist Historian Fred Anderson profiles the life of Maggie Lena Walker, a remarkable woman who lived at the turn of the 20th century.

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