Dr. Lloyd A. Harsch
Dr. Lloyd A. HarschProfessor of Church History and Baptist Studies
Occupying the Cooperative Program Chair of SBC Studies

Office: Dodd Building: Office 202
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 3212
Fax: (504) 816-8039
Home Phone:
E-Mail: lharsch@nobts.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1999 Dissertation Title: "The Multicultural Heritage of North Dakota Baptists"
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts in Languages (French and German), University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 1983

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Church History, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, 2000--
  • Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX, 1996-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 2000
  • Teaching Fellow, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 1994-1999
  • Adjunct Professor, Butler County Community College, Marion Campus, Marion, KS, 1992-1993

Teaching Specializations

  • Baptist Heritage
  • Ethnic Church Life among Baptists in North America
  • Modern Christianity
  • Rural church planting

Ministry Experience

  • Worship Planning Team, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, 2005-2010
  • Advisory Team/Worship Team Member, River Fellowship, Kenner, LA, 2001-2004
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church, Durham, KS, 1987-1993
  • Drama Team/Sunday School Teacher/AWANA Director (Pals and Pioneers), Hope Community Church, Fort Worth, TX, 1994-2000
  • Young Adult Director, Northside Baptist Church, Mineral Wells, TX, 1986-1987
  • Assistant to the Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Grand Forks, ND, 1982-1983
  • Music/Bible Study Leader, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, UND, Grand Forks, ND, 1980-1982
  • Music Director, Crystal Springs Baptist Camp, Medina, ND, Summer 1982

Publications

  • “The History of Religious Liberty in America.” Presented 20 April 2012 at the Women’s Republican Club of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.
  • “The History of Religious Liberty in America.” Presented 6 March 2012 at the Algiers Republican Women’s Club, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Thomas Jefferson and Religious Liberty.” Guest speaker 19 July 2011 on The Founders’ Show with Hy McEnery, WSLA Radio (1560 AM).
  • “Digitization and Access to Early Religious Documents: The Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry.” Presented 27 June 2011 at the annual meeting of the Fellowship of Christian Librarians and Information Specialists, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Handle with Care: Working with Rare Baptist Books and Manuscripts.” Presented 19 May 2011 at the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions meeting in Dallas, TX.
  • “A Comparative Study of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Savoy Confession of Faith, and Second London Confession of Faith.” Presented 18 November 2010 at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA.
  • “Albert W. Wardin, Jr.: World Baptist Extraordinaire.” An article contributed for a festschrift in honor of Dr. Wardin. Tennessee Baptist History 12.1 (Fall 2010): 33-44.
  • “Baptists’ Beliefs and Practices.” Presented 23 May 2010 at Don Avenue Baptist Church, Denham Springs, LA.
  • “Processes and Procedures for Digital Imagining and Archives.” Presented 18 March 2010 for the North American Baptist Heritage Commission, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • “Passing the Baton: Preserving Your History For Future Generations.” Presented 2 March 2010 at Senior Fest, New Orleans, LA.
  • Baptist Studies Group Panelist responding to: “Genetics Versus Historiography: A Case for the Connection of Continental Anabaptism and Contemporary Baptists” by Paige Patterson; “The Particular Baptist Defense of Beginning Anew” by Tom J. Nettles; and “John Smyth and the Spiritual Life” by Jason Lee. Presented 18 November 2009 at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Journey to Manhood: Qualities and Character of Biblical Manhood.” Presented 1 July 2009 at the Sawin Family Reunion, Carbondale, CO.
  • “The History of Thanksgiving in America.” Presented 24 November 2008 to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.
  • “The History of Thanksgiving in America.” Presented 24 November 2008 to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.
  • “Upon This Rock.” Dramatic monologue of Peter’s denial. Written for, and presented 19 October 2007 at the Church of St. Peter in Galicantu, Israel.
  • “The History of Baptism: Its Subjects and Mode.” Presented 1 October 2007 at the East Louisiana Baptist Association in Denham Springs, LA
  • “That They May Know Your Name: Baptist Ethnic and Immigrant History” Presented 3 August 2007 at the Baptist History Celebration, Charleston, SC. Published in Baptist History Celebration, 2007: A Symposium on Our History, Theology, and Hymnody. Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2008.
  • “The Dynamics of Grant-Supported Research,” Presented 24 February 2007 at the Lilly Research Grant Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • “The Meaning of Baptism among First Generation Baptists” Presented 25 March 2006 at the Evangelical Theological Society, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, TX
  • "Baptists on Baptism: An Examination and Evaluation of Baptist Sacramentalism” Presented 3 March 2006 at the International Reference Library for Biblical Research, Fort Worth, TX
  • “Seventeenth-Century Baptist Writings on Baptism as Applied Biblical Research.” Presented 3 March 2006, at the International Reference Library for Biblical Research in Fort Worth, TX.
  • “The Architecture of Baptisteries in North Africa.” Presented 17 November 2005, at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Valley Forge, PA.
  • “Designing a Course for the Internet.” Presented 16 November 2005, at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Valley Forge, PA.
  • “Backing the Future of Our Past: Researcher Needs for the 21st Century.” Presented 1 June 2005, at the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions, Birmingham, AL.
  • Review of The Impact of African-American Antecedents on the Baptist Foreign Missionary Movement, 1782-1825, by Christopher Brent Ballew. For Edwin Mellon Press.
  • “Ordinance or Sacrament: An Examination and Evaluation of Baptist Sacramentalism.” Presented 19 November 2004, at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX.
  • “Giving Caesar His Due: A Personal Journey to Political Involvement.” Presented 24 September 2004 at the Believers Church Conference on God, Democracy, and US Power, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • "Implications of Select Seventeenth-Century Confessions of Faith for Baptist Sacramentalism." Presented 13 March 2004 at the Southwest Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Dallas, TX.
  • "Pioneers on the Prairie: Baptists on the North Dakota Frontier." Presented 24 May 2003 at the Baptist History and Heritage Society in Belton, TX.
  • Review of Polity: Biblical Arguments on How to Conduct Church Life. Edited by Mark Dever. In Baptist History and Heritage 37 (Winter 2002): 134-36.
  • "What, In Hell, Is Going On?: An Examination of Annihilationism and the Boundaries of Evangelicalism." Presented 14 November 2001 at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • "The Justice of God and Hell: An Examination of Conditional Immortality and the Annihilation of the Finally Impenitent." Presented 7 April 2000 at the Southwest Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Fort Worth, TX.
  • "Baptist Witness Among Germans in Texas," in Journal of Texas Baptist History 17 (1997): 89-123.
  • "Tornado Destruction at the David Farm." Photograph. In Year of the Storms: The Destructive Kansas Weather of 1990, ed. Howard Inglish, 71. Hillsboro, KS: Hearth Publishing, 1990.

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Church History
  • Pietism Studies Group
  • Conference on Faith and History
  • Baptist History and Heritage Society
  • American Historical Association
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • North American Baptist Heritage Commission
  • Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions
  • Christian History Society

Grants Received

  • Lions Clubs International Foundation Grant, 1989
  • Collaborating with Dr. Robert S. Norman on his Lilly Theological Research Expense Grant, 2003
  • Lilly Theological Scholars Grant, 2006
  • Lenaz Faculty Grant, 2007

OUR MISSION

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


DIVISIONS

Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
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