Arkansas Baptist State Convention

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) was founded on September 21, 1848, at Brownsville Church in Tulip in Dallas County, Arkansas as a subset of the Southern Baptist Convention.[1][2] The first president was Isaac Perkins, and its first secretary was Samuel Stevenson. James Philip Eagle, governor of Arkansas and later president of the Southern Baptist Convention, presided over the Arkansas convention for 21 years.[1]

Affiliated Organizations


  1. David Yancey Thomas (1930). Arkansas and its people: a history, 15411930. 2. The American historical society, inc. p. 523.
  2. Ken Durham & Jeanette Durham (2007). William Edwards Paxton: Baptist historian 18251883. Louisiana Baptist Convention. p. 127.

Further reading

  • William Cathcart (1881). "Arkansas Baptist Convention". The Baptist Encyclopedia. Baptist History Series. 1 (reprinted by The Baptist Standard Bearer, Inc. 2001 ed.). Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts. pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-1-57978-909-1.
  • Kenneth M. Startup (2009-10-27). "Arkansas Baptist State Convention". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Central Arkansas Library System.
  • C. Fred Williams; Samuel Ray Granade & Kenneth Moore Startup (1998). A System and Plan, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 18481998. Franklin, TN: Providence House. ISBN 978-1-57736-109-1.
  • Mark Newman (Autumn 1997). "The Arkansas Baptist State Convention and Desegregation, 19541968". The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Arkansas Historical Association. 56 (3): 294–313. JSTOR 40023176.
  • Samuel Stevenson (1853). "Arkansas State Convention". In John Lansing Burrows (ed.). American Baptist register, for 1852. American Baptist Publication Society.
  • E. Glenn Hinson (1979). A history of Baptists in Arkansas, 18181978. Arkansas State Convention. pp. 31–32.

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