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The Virginia Baptist Historical Society
and/or
The Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies
PO Box 34
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8434
 

For Membership and Ordering Publications:
Robbie Jones, Education Specialist
For Research Requests:
Darlene Herod, Research Assistant
For Church Group Tours:
Robbie Jones, Education Specialist
For Center Activities:
Nathan Taylor, Executive Director
For Administrative Business:
Nathan Taylor, Executive Director


Meet Our Staff:
 
Nathan L. Taylor serves as executive director for the Virginia Baptist Historical Society and the Center for Baptist Heritage and Studies. With prior experiences in history education, Baptist heritage, institutional advancement, and congregational ministry, he is energized by many opportunities to share about the history and contributions of Baptists with the numerous constituencies and partner institutions of VBHS and the Center for Baptist Heritage and Studies.
Darlene Slater Herod serves as Research Assistant, and gladly shares her 30+ years of knowledge and experience of the VBHS and University Archives with our researchers.  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond, she first began work at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society as a student. Across the years, it is estimated that she has assisted the research quests of over 16,000 individuals.  Herod receives and catalogs the items added to the Historical Society's collection. In this capacity, she has processed over 2,000 major acquisitions and untold thousands of items for the various files.  She is active in church, professional and denominational work.
Robbie Jones joined VBHS in 2017 as Education Specialist. With an extensive background in public education and congregational ministry, Jones adds her gifts in non-profit organization and curriculum development to the work of the Society and the Center, and assists with membership/donor relations.
Fred Anderson served as the executive director of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society for 38 years, and was the founding director of the Center for Baptist Heritage & Studies. He founded and designed the University Archives for the University of Richmond in 1981 and began assembling a large collection of collegiana related to the University. In 1982 he was first elected as clerk of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and continues in that capacity, recording the minutes of the organization.  In 1983 he began contributing a regular column for the Religious Herald, writing over 1,100 of them, and is the author of 15 books about Baptists.  He has spoken in countless churches and before civic organizations, frequently portraying characters from Baptist history.  He is an alumnus of Berry College, the University of West Georgia, and the library school of Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. In 2017, in recognition of his long-tenured service, VBHS conferred upon Anderson the title of executive director emeritus and named the reception gallery of VBHS "The Anderson Gallery." He continues to research, write and consult for the Society.
 
 
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