Dr. Bill Pitts


E-mail: William_Pitts@Baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-6321
Office: Tidwell Bible Building B21A
Department: Religion
BIC Course:  World Cultures II

Bill Pitts, one of the leading experts on the Branch Davidians, has served on the Baylor faculty since 1975.  He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, including “The Persistence of the Millennium,” “Davidians and Branch Davidians,” “Religious Cults in America,” “Millennial Spirituality of the Branch Davidians,” “Enlightenment and American Protestantism,” “Millennialism: A Bibliographical Guide” in Choice, “Changing Views of the Millennium in the Davidian Tradition” in Journal of Religious History and “Baptists and Millennialism” in Baptist History and Heritage. He is editor of Journal of Texas Baptist History and book reviewer for the Journal of Church and State and Choice. Pitts is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. Pitts is listed in Who's Who in Religion and the Directory of American Scholars. His frequent magazine, radio and TV interviews include The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS News, Associated Press and The Denver Post.