Resolution honoring Terry Barone upon his retirement
WHEREAS, Terry Barone is a noted California Baptist communicator and journalist with a long history of serving the Southern Baptist Convention; and
WHEREAS, he received an undergraduate education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Master of Journalism degree from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas; and
WHEREAS, he devoted more than 40 years of his ministry serving the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the California Southern Baptist Convention in their communications initiatives; and
WHEREAS, he served as president and in numerous other leadership positions with several religious communications associations, including Association of State Baptist Publications, Baptist Communicators Association, Texas Baptist Public Relations Association and Religion Communicators Council; and
WHEREAS, he served as a reporter in the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting press room throughout the 1980s and 1990s; and
WHEREAS, he has served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and member of various committees at Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Fresno, California, over the course of 30 years; and
WHEREAS, he has used his giftedness in communications to serve internationally, including a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association event in the Netherlands in 1986 and a partnership missions trip in Australia in 1988; and
WHEREAS, he retired December 31, 2021, after serving 30 years in communications leadership for the California Southern Baptist Convention, including a 17-year stint as editor of the California Southern Baptist newspaper;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the grateful members of the Association of State Baptist Publications, gathering for their annual meeting in Key Largo, Florida, do convey their deep appreciation for the contribution of Terry Barone to Southern Baptist communications on this date, February 10, 2022.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that members of the Association of State Baptist Publications do commit to pray for him and his wife, Linda, as they enter a new season of ministry, for the good of their souls and the glory of God.