Those who create an estate gift to the Baptist Joint Committee automatically become members of the James Dunn Legacy Circle. We named our planned giving program after James Dunn to recognize his important role in our history. Dunn was the executive director of the BJC from 1981-1999, remaining steadfast in his defense of religious liberty while leading the organization through a crucial period in Baptist life.

If you have included the BJC in your estate plans or would like more information about naming us as a beneficiary of a will or retirement plan, please contact Taryn Deaton at 202-544-4226 or More information is also available at

From the May/June 2017 edition of Report from the CapitalYou can also read the digital version of the magazine or view it as a PDF.