Baptist News Global

Baptist News Global is a reader-supported, independent news organization providing original and curated news, opinion and analysis about matters of faith. We cover the people, events and ideas that are shaping American religion and culture. We do so from a perspective that is Baptist in heritage and ecumenical in spirit.

Our Mission

To interpret Christianity and culture through compelling journalism that informs and motivates people to make a difference in the world. Our tagline — Conversations that matter — expresses our brand promise. Our content invites readers into meaningful conversation about important issues for the Christian community.

Our Funding

The unique ministry of Baptist News Global is made possible by individuals, churches and other organizations that believe a free and unfettered source of information is essential to the integrity of the Christian witness and to the vitality of the Baptist movement. As a reader-supported, nonprofit news organization, Baptist News Global relies upon contributions for 90 percent of its annual budget.

Learn more about ways you can support our ministry. All gifts to Baptist News Global are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Our Team

Contact information for the BNG team.

Our Governance

Baptist News Global is governed and guided by an autonomous, volunteer Board of Directors composed of laypersons and clergy who represent a cross-section of mainstream Baptist life.

Learn about our current board members.

Our History

BNG has both a short and long history. Its immediate predecessor, Associated Baptist Press, was founded in 1990 as the only independent news service created by and for Baptists. In 2013, the boards of ABP and The Religious Herald approved the merger of the two news organizations to form Baptist News Global. The Religious Herald, one of the earliest Protestant newspapers in the United States, was founded in 1828 as the voice of Baptists in Virginia. The preservation of its rich and distinctive heritage and values is an enduring commitment of BNG’s board of directors and staff.