Alabama Baptist Historical Commission
​An entity of the Alabama Baptist State Convention


The Alabama Baptist Historical Commission can assist your group in scheduling tours of the Alabama Baptist Historical Collection, the Special Collection Department of the Samford University library, Gerow Hodges Chapel located in the Beeson Divinity School, and other sites of interest all on the campus of Samford University.  Topics for discussion can include historical artifacts, Alabama Baptist History, historical preservation, recording our stories of faith, and missions.

Call our office at 205-726-2363 or 800-325-9863 for complete details on this senior-adult friendly tour.​​
  1. Hodges Chapel in the snow. This building is also home to the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission.
  2. The Harwell Goodwin Davis Library is home to the Alabama Baptist Historical Collection.
  3. The Gerow Hodges Chapel at the Beeson Divinity School on Samford University campus

Comments from past tour groups:

Gardendale First Baptist Church, North Jefferson Baptist Association
"Our group was thrilled to experience a taste of the story of faith that is the history of Baptists in Alabama.  Our time with you was both extremely informative and inspiring.  We were simply blown away." 
Northport Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa Baptist Association
"Many thanks for our wonderful visit.  It was more than we had expected and hoped for.  We will be back!"
First Baptist Church Haleyville, Winston Baptist Association
"You can't possibly treat everyone this special! We loved every minute of the day."
West Hartselle Baptist Church, Morgan Baptist Association
"Thank you for making our visit very special.  The tour made us more aware of the mission of the Cooperative Program, and made us proud to be Alabama Baptists."
First Baptist Church Prattville, Autauga Baptist Association
"The trip would have been worth everything just to see Hodges Chapel."
Steele Baptist Church, St. Clair Baptist Association
"The Steele Trotters want to express our appreciation for a wonderful experience.  Our group was impressed with the tour which had aspects that were educational, informative, and inspirational.  One of the highlights was that delicious lunch we enjoyed in the cafeteria! "
First Baptist Church Montgomery, Montgomery Baptist Association
"Thank you for the superior tour you provided our members.  You exceeded our expectations with your attention to detail and scheduling.  Many are still talking about how much they enjoyed the trip!"
First Baptist Church Sylacauga, Coosa River Baptist Association
"We are grateful to you and your team for the hospitality you showed us as we toured the magnificent Hodges Chapel and other points of interest on your lovely campus.  We look forward to coming again."
First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Calhoun Baptist Association
"You had everything so organized from the time we arrived until our leaving.  We highly recommend this tour to senior adults interested in tours.  We had an outstanding day!