The latest edition of the Journal of European Baptist Studies 13.3 (May 2013) has a short article by me that explores the possibility of creating a Baptist list of saints (a sanctoral). The article arose out of a blog conversations (also here, here and here) back in August 2011. Here's the opening paragraph:
Baptists generally do not have much time for saints. Baptists have never produced a sanctoral cycle (a listing of feast days for the commemoration of saints), although some ecclesial traditions do acknowledge some Baptists within their sanctoral. We are not likely to find Baptist churches observing many feasts outside of Christmas and Easter and possibly Pentecost. Many Baptists would look on the practice of naming and remembering saints with suspicion - it's not part of our tradition. This is partly for the good and right reason that, following the New Testament, all Christians are 'saints'. Therefore, it may be considered strange that a number of recent Baptist theologians have begun to argue in positive ways for Baptists to give some attention to those in our story we might term saints, although with certain qualifications. This partly emerges from a wider interest in rooting Baptist life and thought in a more catholic direction. This short essay is a study of recent Baptist engagements with the communion of saints and an initial attempt to develop the basis of a Baptist approach to remembering and celebrating their saints.
It may be of interest to know that Paul Fiddes, Brian Haymes and Richard Kidd have written a book on Baptists and the communion of saints that should be available within the next twelve months from Baylor University Press. (I've not read it or seen it, just know of it from Paul Fiddes).