Executive Director & Publisher
David was named executive director and publisher of Baptist News Global effective with the merger of Associated Baptist Press and the Religious Herald on Jan. 1, 2014. He previously served for five years as ABP’s chief executive officer.
David oversees all aspects of the nonprofit news organization’s work, including direct responsibilities for administration and fundraising. He also serves as the editor for all original opinion content published at baptistnews.com. He works out of BNG’s administrative offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
David has more than four decades of professional experience in Baptist life, including stints as chief communications officer for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as associate editor of a missions magazine, and as communications director for the former Southern Baptist Christian Life Commission. He also served as minister of education and discipleship at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds doctor of ministry and master of divinity degrees from Southern Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Oklahoma Baptist University.
David and his wife, Melanie, have two adult children, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. When he is not traveling on behalf of BNG, David enjoys leading adult Bible study and spiritual formation groups and feeding an appetite for good reads, good food and good movies.
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