2024 McCandless Lecture

Gathering of Gatherings: Where the Local and the Catholic Meet.
Dr. Derek Hatch is Professor of Religion and Endowed Chair of Baptist Studies at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from East Texas Baptist University, a Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology from the University of Dayton. He has written numerous articles and authored or co-edited three books, including Thinking with the Church: Toward a Renewal of Baptist Theology (2017). He currently serves as a member of the Baptist World Alliance’s Commission on Baptist Doctrine and Christian Unity and was a delegate to the most recent international ecumenical dialogue commission between the Baptist World Alliance and the Roman Catholic Church.