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Bobby Welch's art honors hometown's heritageFORT PAYNE, Ala. (BP) -- Some call it Dye Branch, others Dye Ditch, but no matter the reference used, natives of Fort Payne, Ala., who grew up in the area in the 1950s and 60s seem to know all the adventurous tales.
One of those natives, Bobby Welch -- former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and retired longtime pastor of First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Fla. -- has decided to take the stories to a new level with an official visual representation of those days.
"This is a heritage tribute, a tribute to the ordinary," Welch said during the Oct. 29 annual meeting of Landmarks Historic Association of DeKalb County. "It is for the heroes of the environment -- those who stayed and have been here through the thick and thin. They are producing, innovating, booming and doing what needs to be done." Read More
Hendricks named editor of Baptist PressNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Executive Committee has named Shawn Hendricks as editor of Baptist Press, effective Sept. 1.
Last year, Hendricks began transitioning into his new role when he was named managing editor/director of operations. As editor, Hendricks will continue to direct the daily operations and content of Baptist Press and maintain the administrative duties he began a year ago. Art Toalston, who served as editor of Baptist Press for more than 23 years, was named senior editor in 2015 when Hendricks assumed his expanded duties. Read More
Hendricks named director of BP operationsNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Executive Committee has named Shawn Hendricks as Baptist Press director of operations. The new role will be in addition to his regular duties as managing editor.
As managing editor/director of operations, Hendricks will assume additional administrative assignments while continuing to direct and edit content released by Baptist Press. Art Toalston, who has ... Read More