Lexington, VA

Featured Speaker : Creighton Lovelace

Topic: "In Dixieland I'll Take My Stand"  Pastor Lovelace has been an ordained minister since 2001 and was called to be the Pastor of Danieltown Baptist Church (independent) in 2004.  He has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans since 1995 in honor of his 2nd Great Grandfather Pvt. William McBee Lee of the Holcombes Legion (Co.B SC Vol.)  Pastor Lovelace was a member of the Maj. Egbert A. Ross Camp #1423 from 1995-2003 and later assisted in founding the Rutherford Rifles Camp #2044 in 2003 where he served as Commander for five terms.  In 2012 he joined the Capt. Moses Wood Camp #125 in Gaffney, SC where he has served three terms as Chaplain.  More recently he has served two terms as the 3rd South Carolina Brigade Chaplain (2013-2014).  While a member of the Moses Camp he received the Distinguished Service Award and the South Carolina Division's Chaplain of the Year award in 2014.  In 2015 he assisted in the founding and rechartering of the Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 where  he continues to serve as its first Commander.

2018 Symposium Speaker List

First Session

Travis Toombs ~ (Lt.Commander A.P. Hill Camp #167

Fred D. Taylor ~ (Attorney) ~ Professional Biography: Click Here

Creighton Lovelace ~ (Pastor, SCV Commander/Chaplain) Topic: A Threefold Cord: Lee, Jackson, and their Faith.

Second Session

Kenny Rowelette ~ (Historian, Professor ret., Special Collections Coordinator ~ Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Library, Director National Civil War Chaplains Museum)

Christopher Smith, Ph.D. ~ (Associate Professor of History, Liberty University).  Professional Biography: Click Here

Anyone wishing to inquire about our speakers or interested in being a speaker at a future event should contact J.R. Rankins at jrrankins@liberty.edu or call 434-299-5360

Past Event Speakers:

2017 - Teresa Roane ~ Former MOC Libranrian/Archivis, UDC Archivist

             Symposium ~Beth White Ph.D., Kenny Rowlett, Susan Boardman, Bill Potter, Chris


 2016 - Chris Mackowski,Ph.D ~ Author, Educator, NPS Tour Guide, Blogger

             Symposium ~Kenny Rowlett, Paul J. Bennett, MD, Beth White, Ph.D.

 2015 - Ben Jones ~ Actor, Musician, Politician, Entrepreneur

             Symposium ~Chris Mackowski, D.Jonathan White, H.V.'Bo' Traywick, Jr., Steve French

2014 - Dr. Mathew Lively ~ Physician, Author

             Symposium ~ Beth White, William Connery, Rev. Herman White, and Dr. Mathew Lively.

2013 -Charles Kelly Barrow ~ Educator

             Symposium ~ Stephen Lee Ritchie, Richard G. Williams, Jr., Doug Batson,                                             B. Frank Earnest, Charles Kelly Barrow, Rev. Herman White

2012 - Stephen Lee Ritchie - Historian (Lee Chapel).  Kelly Atkins Henson (VMI).

              Symposium - R. Michael Givens, Charles Kelly Barrow, Timothy Manning, Sr.                     David Chaltas, and Stephen Lee Ritchie.

2011 - Kenny Rowlett - Assoc. Professor Liberty University

2010 - Pastor John Weaver - Past Chaplain-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans

2009 - Dr. Michael R. Bradley (Lee Chapel), John Vinson (Jackson's grave)

2008 - Charles E. Baker, D.D. (Lee Chapel) , Peter R. Furmick (Jackson's grave)

 2007 - David P.  Chaltas, D.D. (Lee Chapel), Richard G. Williams, Jr. (Jackson's grave)

2006 - Rev. Kenneth Studdard (Lee Chapel), Richard G. Williams, Jr. (Jackson's grave)

2005 -  Rev.  Lloyd Sprinkle

2004 - Richard G. Williams, Jr.

 2003 - D. Min. H. Rondel Rumburg ~ The Christian Legacy of Lee and Jackson.  Charles "Chuck" Eberle ~ Lee Remembers Jackson

2002 - Charles "Chuck" Eberle ~  Duty and Honor to God, Country,  and Banner.  Stephen Cassle ~ The Life of Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson

2001 - J. Holt Merchant - Professor of History, Washington & Lee University

2000 -Nora Brooks - as Mrs. Robert E. Lee