Pam Durso is executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, where she is as an advocate and a resource for women serving in all areas of Christian ministry. Previously, Dr. Durso worked as associate executive director-treasurer of the Baptist History and Heritage Society and served on the faculty of Campbell University Divinity School as assistant professor of church history and Baptist heritage. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta.
Dr. Durso received a Ph.D. in church history from Baylor University in 1992, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987, and a Bachelor of Arts in religion from Baylor University in 1984. She has written and edited numerous articles and books, including her most recent book, which she co-edited with LeAnn Gunter Johns, The World is Waiting for You: Celebrating the 50th Ordination Anniversary of Addie Davis (2014). She also edited and contributed to This Is What A Preacher Looks Like: Sermons by Baptist Women in Ministry (2010), wrote four State of Women in Baptist Life reports (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010). Her other books include On Mission with God: Free and Faithful Baptists in the Twenty-First Century (2011), The Story of Baptists in the United States (2006),which she co-wrote with her husband, Keith Durso, and Courage and Hope: The Stories of Ten Baptist Women Ministers (2005), which she and Keith co-edited. Her first book was based on her dissertation, The Power of Women: The Life and Writings of Sarah Moore Grimke (2004). Keith and Pam have two children, Michael and Alex, both of whom are college students.