Scholarly Network in Baptist Studies


The Baptist Studies Center for Research has contact with multiple faculty members, post-doctoral students, and current doctoral students with expertise and research interests in a variety of fields related to religion and Baptist studies. These researchers are divided below by categories of current work status, and information about each researcher can be found through the page links below. If you are a Baptist Studies scholar and wish to be added to the network list below, please contact Dr. Doug Weaver, Director of the Baptist Studies Center for Research or Yvette Garcia, Assistant for the BSCR.


Faculty Members -Baylor University Religion Department 

Dr. Doug Weaver - Director  - Baptist history; Pentecostal history

Dr. Rosalie Beck (Retired) - Baptist history; Women in Christianity; Women in religion

Dr. Joe Coker  - Baptist history; Religion in the American South; the Church and Prohibition

Dr. William Pitts (Retired) - Baptist history; New Religious Movements (NRM); William Rauschenbusch


ABD Doctoral Students 

Yvette Garcia ( Baylor University) - Baptist History; Pentecostal History; Brownsville Revival



João Chaves (Baptist University of the Americas) - Baptist history; Religion and the New Immigration; World Christianity

John Essick (Baptist Seminary of Kentucky)

Dr. Andrew Kim (Northern Seminary) - Baptist history; 20th century neo-evangelicalism and science

Bryan Maine (McLennan Community College) - Baptist History; Reformation History; the Place of Children in Religious History

Dr. Chris Moore (Catawba Valley Community College) - Baptist history; 19th Century US history; Religion in the American South; Civil War history

Dr. Courtney Pace (Memphis Seminary) - Baptist history; Civil Rights history; race, gender, and social justice in American religion


The Broader Network

Beth Allison Barr (Baylor University History Department)-Associate Professor of History and Graduate Program Director. Co-Director for the Baptist Scholars International Roundtable