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lowery_richard.jpgGeneral Ministry Calls Scholar, Teacher, Minister to be its 8th President

Board of Trustees of Disciples of Christ Historical Society calls Reverend Dr. Richard H. Lowery to be the general ministry’s eighth President. Lowery will assume the reins in early November 2017.


Disciples of Christ Historical Society & National City Christian Church Foundation Presents:

A Celebration of Disciples African-American History

November 4-5, 2017
National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, Washington, D.C.


Kirkpatrick Lecture
Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter
Nov 4, 7PM
Reception follows

All Saints Worship
Nov 5, 10AM
Reception follows

Dedication of the Oscar Haynes Exhibit of African American History
Nov 5, 11:30aM
Brunch follows


Disciples of Christ Historical Society
Mailing Address
: P.O. Box D, Bethany, WV 26032
Physical Address: 7229 Main Street, Bethany WV 26032
Phone: 615-327-1444

Financial contributions should be made payable to DCHS and sent to Treasury Services, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), P.O. Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986

Hours of Operation: The archives are open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays.

For questions about the submission of materials email:

Tours of DCHS and Historic Bethany may be arranged by appointment by emailing:

The area is rich in the tradition of the Thomas and Alexander Campbell side of the Stone-Campbell movement – a nineteenth century restoration movement established on North American soil. Living heirs to this restoration movement are the Disciples of Christ, the Christian Church and Churches of Christ, and the Churches of Christ.

The Historical Society is located adjacent to Alexander Campbell’s study and mansion surrounded by rolling hills and pasture land. It is across the street from the Campbell cemetery and up the road from the Old Meetinghouse where the Campbells preached. A neighbor of the Society is the beautiful Bethany College which was founded by Alexander Campbell in 1840. It is renowned as the oldest college of the restoration movement still in existence and the oldest higher education institution in West Virginia – Many of the sites are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Society’s archives contain books; journals; files of congregations, ministries, and worldwide missions; artifacts; and memorabilia from the three streams of the movement dating from the late eighteenth century to the present. Visitors are welcome to explore all that the Bethany community has to offer. Researchers of Stone-Campbell studies are welcome to investigate historic originals to contemporary documents.

Lodging is usually available in the Gresham House Inn at the Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany – 304-829-4343.