Martin F. (Marty) King

Resolution Honoring Martin F. (Marty) King Upon His Retirement

WHEREAS, Martin F. (Marty) King spent a 20‑year career combined in healthcare marketing and public relations in Indiana and as vice president of an advertising agency in Indianapolis; and

WHEREAS, his denominational service includes: vice president for institutional advancement for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; director of public relations with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention; and, senior director of communications and development for the North American Mission Board, encompassing more than 14 years of representing Southern Baptists; and

WHEREAS King served as a Baptist Press Bureau Chief while also at the Home Mission Board and North American Mission Board; and

WHEREAS, he became associate executive director and team leader for the communications, Cooperative Program and public relations team of the Illinois Baptist State Association, and editor of the Illinois Baptist newsjournal, serving Illinois Baptists five years; and

WHEREAS, King most recently served as director of corporate communications for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, supervising internal and external communications, including Facts and Trends magazine, news media relations, and social media, while also being the official spokesman for the entity, for more than five years; and

WHEREAS, he contributed to the leadership of the Association of State Baptist Papers, now known as the Association of State Baptist Publications, in many ways, including as president; now,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that on February 16, 2017, the grateful members of the Association of State Baptist Publications meeting in Ontario, California, do express their heartfelt appreciation to Marty King for his faithful service to Southern Baptists and his many contributions to this professional organization; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we pray for continued blessings for him as he transitions to retirement from formal service with the Southern Baptist Convention, and wish him well as he and his wife Barbara enjoy their relocation to Jackson, Tenn., to be near their two daughters and four grandchildren.