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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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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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