Join or Renew Your Membership

“I am a thankful member of the BHHS, and I look forward to the years to come!” — Wes Carter, Campbellsville University

The Society now offers membership and renewal of membership online. Members are in our database, and payment will automatically be filed as a renewal. If you are uncertain if your current membership status, please email Jackie Riley at Thank you!

Become a Member Now

Baptist History & Heritage Society members receive a number of benefits, including:

  • A subscription to the Baptist History & Heritage Journal, a national scholarly publication examining four centuries of Baptist history
  • Special discounts on books published by the Society
    Special discount on annual conference registration
  • Qualifying individual subscribers are eligible for membership in the Fellowship of Baptist Historians
  • Churches who join the BHHS receive a complimentary a link on the Society’s Web site
  • The student membership fee includes annual conference registration fees


There is no greater question in Baptist life today than that of Baptist identity. Your donation helps advance Baptist identity now and in the future.

The Baptist History and Heritage Society assists Baptists worldwide in remembering, preserving, and interpreting Baptist heritage and identity for the benefit of the present and the future. The BHHS educates congregations and individuals about Baptist identity and heritage through print and digital resources, conferences, seminars, training, consultations and other educational means.

Each year the BHHS reaches and resources hundreds of congregations and thousands of individuals. Through the Society’s work and ministry, congregational identity is strengthened and individual lives are transformed. The expanding work and ministry of the 501 (c)(3) non-profit Baptist History and Heritage Society is dependent upon the generous financial support of Baptist individuals who are committed to the future of their faith.

Of the Society’s work, Gary Burton, pastor of Pintlala Baptist Church in Alabama, says; “I know of no other organization which exists for this mission and this mission alone: to call Baptists to connect with their past in order to shape a more compelling future.”

One time donations as well as annual giving to the BHHS are investments in the advancement of Baptist identity and values. The Society needs your help to expand its work and ministry to better meet the needs of 21st century churches and individuals who are struggling with the question of Baptist identity.

Join our 5-Year Campaign

If a vibrant Baptist identity now and in the future is important to you, please consider a 5-year annual financial commitment to support the Society at one of the following annual giving levels:

  • Partners in Heritage Advancement ($15,000+)
  • The Founders Club ($10,000-$14,999)
  • The Legacy Club ($5,000-$9,999)
  • The Freedom Club ($1,000-$4,999)
  • The Advocates Club ($500-$999)

The following persons have made a 5-year total financial commitment to the BHHS:

  • Pat Ayres (TX) — Partners in Heritage Advancement
  • Bonnie Oliver Brandon (TN) — Freedom Club
  • Gary Burton (AL) — Freedom Club
  • Kelley Coffey (NC) — Freedom Club
  • Jerry Faught (TX)
  • John M. Finley (GA) — Legacy Club
  • Bruce Gourley (MT) — Legacy Club
  • Cynthia Wise Mitchell (AL)
  • Bill and Ruth Pitts (TX) — Legacy Club
  • Pamela Smoot (IL) — Legacy Club
  • Doug Weaver (TX)
  • Bill Whittaker (KY) — Legacy Club

All contributions to the Baptist History and Heritage Society are tax-deductible. BHHS executive director John Finley ( or 912-713-4941 or BHHS president Pamela Durso ( will be happy to personally talk with you about how your 5-year financial commitment to the Baptist History and Heritage Society, beginning this calendar year, will advance Baptist identity and values.

Use the donate button or donate by postal mail by sending your check to:

Baptist History and Heritage Society
151 Broadleaf Drive
Macon, GA 31210


Like many other non-profit organizations, the mission and work of the Baptist History & Heritage Society is greatly enabled by volunteer efforts.

The Society offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individual members who have the time and interest in assisting the work of the Society. Chances are, the BHHS could benefit from your particular expertise and knowledge. Your participation in the work of the Society is not dependent on where your live; we need help in “getting out the word” about the Society in your region.

If you are interested in contributing some of your time and effort to the work of the Society, and know specifically what you would like to do, please contact us.

Current Listings

BHHS Ambassadors – The Society is recruiting members to represent the BHHS in their own regions. Interested members would need to be willing to speak on behalf of the Society 2-4 times a year in local church settings and other regional gatherings of Baptists. Ambassadors are tasked with conveying the mission of the Society and soliciting new members.

If you have an interest in one of the volunteer opportunities above, please contact us.