Remembering Babs Baugh

Together, Baptist organizations and individuals pay tribute to Babs.

After sharing laughter, fun, music, and joy with others for a lifetime, Barbara Nell “Babs” Baugh passed away after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease on Sunday, June 14, 2020. She was 78.

A longtime champion of progressive Baptist causes, Baugh was known and loved throughout Baptist life as an advocate and philanthropist. She brought joy to all who knew her.

Together, Baptist organizations and individuals pay tribute to Babs.

Contributors to this site include the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Baptist News Global,, Nurturing Faith, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Baylor University and Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Central Seminary, New Baptist Covenant, Fellowship Southwest, Logsdon Seminary, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, PASSPORT, Baptist History and Heritage Society, BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Word & Way, Pastors for Children, Hope Manifest and Baylor Line Foundation.

In life, Babs Baugh was passionate about Baptists and others working shoulder to shoulder to achieve greater impact together than if each worked alone.  This tribute to her is also a tribute to her call for our partnership.

If you would like to leave a personal tribute to Babs that may be published on this page, please do so here.



  • A powerful legacy and vision
    By David CassadyBSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Well before this moment when so many are awakening to racial justice issues, […]
  • Her passion and generosity continue to inspire
    By Angel PittmanField Personnel, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship The impact of Babs Baugh can be seen throughout the Fellowship. Her passion […]
  • Babs Baugh: A friend, a mentor, an example
    By Bill JonesExecutive Director, retired, Texas Baptists Committed In only three days since Babs Baugh’s passing, I’ve already read at […]
  • Babs blessed, sustained and led us
    By Jonathan PlattEditor-in-chief, Baylor Line Foundation At the Baylor Line Foundation, we’re so honored to have had Babs bless, sustain, […]
  • A divine gift of joy and generosity
    From Robert EllisLogsdon Seminary Babs Baugh was a divine gift of joy and generosity to a world desperately in need […]
  • You were a wonder
    From Colleen and David BurroughsPASSPORT Camps Dear Babs, you were a wonder. Because of your tireless work through the legacy […]
  • Her life was pure gift
    From Todd HeifnerCo-Director, Hope Manifest It was a Sunday in June, 2020 when Babs Baugh passed. Sunday, June 14 in […]
  • Someone that wanted to serve
    From Don DossDirector of Music Ministries, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church I had the privilege of working with Babs while I […]
  • She brought light and laughter
    From Christa Sfameniformer CBF employee I met Babs in 2010 when she served as the chairperson of the General Assembly […]
  • She was an ambassador of goodness
    From Charles Foster JohnsonExecutive Director, Pastors for Children Babs Baugh was a woman of generous investment and joyous commitment to […]
  • She gave her self, and what a gift that was
    From Ed Hoganformer board member of Baptist Center for Ethics I knew Babs from Baylor, BGCT, Texas Baptists Committed, and […]
  • Babs loved us well
    From Helen Moore MontgomeryLay Leader, Central Seminary Board Babs loved us well & our love was returned ten fold!

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