Resolution honoring K. Allan Blume upon his retirement as an editor
WHEREAS, K. Allan Blume is a noted North Carolina Baptist minister, statesman and journalist with a long history of serving Southern Baptist churches; and
WHEREAS, he received an undergraduate education from Wingate College and Carson-Newman College, along with a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; and
WHEREAS, he devoted more than 35 years of his ministry to Southern Baptist churches in Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina, leaving each church with the admiration and love of those he pastored; and
WHEREAS, his pastoral tenure was marked by fervent devotion to promoting the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations and supporting Southern Baptist missions and ministries; and
WHEREAS, he served a three-year term as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors, one term as president of the North Carolina Pastors’ Conference and participated in multiple committees and trustee boards of the Southern Baptist Convention; and
WHEREAS, he led the Biblical Recorder, news journal for North Carolina Baptists, to be one of the nation’s most respected Southern Baptist news agencies, recognized by the accolades of many church leaders and numerous awards from the Baptist Communicators Association; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure at the Biblical Recorder, he successfully fulfilled his vision to lead the organization toward an unwavering commitment to the Bible, the Great Commission and God’s glory; and
WHEREAS, he will retire May 31, 2019, after serving eight years as editor-president of the historic newspaper;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the grateful members of the Association of State Baptist Publications, gathering for their annual meeting in Charleston, S.C., do convey their deep appreciation for the contribution of K. Allan Blume to Southern Baptist life and cooperation on this date, February 14, 2019.
BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED that members
of the Association of State Baptist Publications do commit to pray for him and
his wife, Pam, as they enter a new season of ministry, for the good of their
souls and the glory of God.