Aaron Douglas Weaver is an author, editor, scholar, advocate and blogger. For the past two years Weaver has served as Communications Manager for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Decatur, Ga, where he is editor of fellowship! magazine and CBFblog.
A respected scholar of the Baptist tradition, Weaver is the author of James M. Dunn and Soul Freedom (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2011) and is a regular contributor to numerous academic journals, news sites, magazines and other publications. A respected scholar of the Baptist tradition, Weaver has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Dallas Morning News, Baptist News Global and other media outlets.
In 2013, Weaver received his Ph.D. in Religion and Politics from Baylor University, where he focused church-state issues, faith-based advocacy. His dissertation is titled “Baptist environmentalisms” explored the history of American Baptist and Southern Baptist engagement with environmental issues.
Weaver received his B.A. in Political Science and Religion from the University of Georgia in 2004 and M.A. in Church-State Studies from Baylor University in 2008. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Weaver worked for civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Baptist History & Heritage Society, the leading scholarly organization for Baptist historians in America.
While at Baylor University, Weaver served as a Supplemental Instructor for courses in the Department of Religion and also held the position of Graduate Fellow with the university’s Academy for Teaching and Learning — a center that focuses on pedagogy and best teaching practices. Weaver also taught American History courses to undergraduates at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. He also was a Graduate Fellow with the Eleison Group, the nation’s leading faith-based consulting firm.
Weaver resides in Tucker, Ga., with his wife, Alexis, and their three-year-old son, Oliver, and infant daughter, Miriam, along with the family’s Italian Greyhounds, Rudy and Georgia.