Pamela R. Durso is executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a Ph.D. in church history from Baylor University, with her major focus of study on nineteenth-century American reform work. Her dissertation highlighted the life, writing, and contributions of Sarah Moore Grimke, a nineteenth-century abolitionist and feminist.
Durso also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University. She has served on faculty at Campbell University Divinity School in North Carolina and is currently an adjunct professor of church history and Baptist heritage at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta.
In addition to numerous articles, Durso has written and edited several books: On Mission with God: Free and Faithful Baptists in the Twenty-First Century (Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2011); This Is What a Preacher Looks Like: Sermons by Baptist Women in Ministry (Smyth and Helwys Publishers, 2010); No Longer Ignored: A Collection of Articles on Baptist Women (Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2007); A Short History of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Movement (Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2006); The Story of Baptists the United States (Baptist History and Heritage Society, 2006); Courage and Hope: The Stories of Ten Baptist Ministers (Mercer University Press, 2005); The Power of Woman: The Life and Writings of Sarah Moore Grimke (Mercer University Press, 2004).