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archivist , historian

William Henry Brackney, American Archivist, historian. Ordained to ministry, 1971. Recipient Elmore prize in church history Eastern Baptist Seminary, 1972; Cookeaward Temple University, 1973; Houghton College faculty award, 1978. Member Society American Archivists, American Society Church History, American Association State and Local History, Roger Williams Fellowship, Lake Ontario Archives Conference, Phi Alpha Theta.

Background

Brackney, William Henry was born on January 30, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Samuel Harp and Mildred (Pointer) Brackney.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Maryland., 1970; Master of Arts, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972; Master of Arts, Temple University, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, Temple University, 1976.

Career

Minister, United Methodist Church, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1971-1973; minister, United Methodist Church, Hellertown, Pennsylvania minister, United Methodist Church, Machias, New York minister, United Methodist Church, Limestone, New York research fellow department history, Temple University, 1975-1976; assistant professor, Houghton College, New York, 1976-1979; executive director, American Baptist History Society, Rochester, New York, 1979-1986; archivist, American Baptist Churches, United States of America, 1980-1986; vice president, dean, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1986-1989; professor of history of Christianity, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1986-1989; principal, professor ecclesiastical history, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, since 1989. Adjunct Professor Colgate-Rochester Division School, 1979-1984. Curator Samuel Colgate Baptist History Collection, 1979-1986.

Consultant history preservation.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry, 1971.

Politics

As responsible citizens Christians should pray for elected officials, submit to just laws, pay taxes, and serve in various capacities, such as on juries, in the military, in public office, and by voting for their representative leadership.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member Society American Archivists, American Society Church History, American Association State and Local History, Roger Williams Fellowship, Lake Ontario Archives Conference, Phi Alpha Theta.

Connections

Married Kathryn Godfrey Edens, May 23, 1970. Children— Noel Christian, Erin Anne, Godfrey Raphe.

father:
Samuel Harp Brackney

mother:
Mildred (Pointer) Brackney

spouse:
Kathryn Godfrey Edens