Bill Elliff speaks

‘Spread the fame of revival to spread the flame of revival,’ Elliff tells editors

By Shannon Baker Listen to audio interview. ANAHEIM – Believing our nation and the Southern Baptist Convention—if things are handled correctly—is on the precipice of revival, revivalist and author Bill Elliff offered ways editors in the Association of State Baptist Publications (ASBP) could prepare to “spread the fame of revival to spread the flame of revival.” Speaking at a dinner gathering on June 13, 2022, at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Anaheim, California, Elliff shared how he is seeing some of the same signs of revival that he experienced in the …

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Long-Time SBC Writer Tapped As Florida Baptist Communications Editor

JACKSONVILLE—Veteran Southern Baptist communicator Margaret Colson will join the Florida Baptist Convention staff as consulting communications editor, effective April 1. In this role, Colson will lead the Florida Baptist Writers’ Network in discovering and developing stories that tell how God is using Florida Baptist churches, their pastors and church members to further His Kingdom in the Sunshine State. She will also report on Convention-related news and feature stories. “Margaret Colson has been involved in telling the Florida Baptist story for many years,” said Tommy Green, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention. “We are extremely confident she will continue raising the bar of excellence in …

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Baptist editors honor Ledbetters at annual gathering

By Jane Rodgers, Southern Baptist TEXAN KEY LARGO, Fla.—Editors at the Feb. 7-10 annual meeting of the Association of State Baptist Publications issued a resolution honoring Gary Ledbetter upon his transition from serving as longtime editor of the Southern Baptist Texan. The resolution acknowledged Ledbetter’s involvement as a “noted editor and writer in Southern Baptist life” for more than 45 years, including 21 as editor of the Texan and communications director for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Other career highlights recognized in the resolution included Ledbetter’s tenure as ASBP president in 2009; serving as Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary vice …

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