The George D. Younger Biennial Award for
Excellence in Local or Regional
American Baptist History
May 1, 2013.
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Women in Ministry Video
In October 2011, a group of pioneers in ministry from the 1980s gathered for fellowship and to discuss how to best preserve and share their stories.
Take a look at Judson200, an online exhibit of AHBS materials on historic Baptist missionary.
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“Stunning!” “Extraordinary!” exclaimed Baptist Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili, as he read about pioneer Baptists in Russia and his own Republic of Georgia. Archbishop Songulashvili knew oral traditions about his predecessors in ministry, including one who was assassinated in 1928. At the Historical Society he read a letter from the 1930s explaining “the situation” in Georgia. The letter by Rev. I. V. Neprash illustrated the Baptist troubles by noting, “one of our good workers, Mr. Kandelaki, pastor of the Tiflis church, was shot to death by communists for preaching of the gospel.”
How was ABHS able to provide such extraordinary sources and services to someone who had time for only a few hours of research? The reasons include donors who give to the Annual Fund, which in turn pays for an archivist to care for the collections and those wanting to read them. We have been blessed by that past support and look forward to your continued gifts to this ministry of memory.
The American Baptist Historical Society is the archive and historical interpreter of a major religious denomination -- American Baptist Churches USA-- made up of thousands of churches and 1.5 million people.
As the oldest Baptist historical organization (founded in 1853) with the largest and most diverse collection of Baptist historical material, some of our holdings are of irreplaceable value to the church and the nation.
- ABHS serves as keeper of the record of the modern missionary movement.
- Our shelves hold unparalleled resources documenting home and overseas mission work, African-American church, and the social gospel movement.
- We publish the oldest Baptist journal, The American Baptist Quarterly, interpreting for modern readers the lives and issues of the past that shape who we are today.
We hope that your visit to our site proves informative and that you find the information useful as we continue our work in Bringing Our Legacy to Light.
Dr. Deborah Van Broekhoven