A Resolution Honoring the Retirement and Recognizing the Work of Art Toalston
Whereas Art Tolaston completed nearly 28 years of service with Baptist Press upon his retirement, September 30, 2019;
Whereas he also served as a writer with the Foreign Mission Board, now the International Mission Board, for seven years and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for one year;
Whereas his work helped Baptist Press receive recognitions for excellence from the Evangelical Press Association and the Baptist Communicators Association;
Whereas his “thousands of news articles, interviews, and op-ed pieces” have helped to shape Southern Baptist and Christian journalism and have preserved the narrative of Southern Baptists’ activities; and
Whereas his personal character, spiritual life and writings have inspired his coworkers and others in the journalism field and in local churches;
therefore be it resolved that the grateful members of the Association of State Baptist Publications, gathering for their annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona, do convey their deep appreciation for the contribution of Art Toalston to Southern Baptist life and Christian journalism on this date, February 13, 2020.