Executive Director & Publisher
David was named executive director & publisher of ABPnews/Herald effective with the merger of Associated Baptist Press and The Religious Herald on Jan. 1, 2014. He previously served for five years as the chief executive officer for ABPnews. He oversees all aspects of the organization‚Äôs work, including direct responsibilities for administration and fundraising. His office is in Waco, Texas.
David has nearly 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 for Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds doctor of ministry and master of divinity degrees from Southern Seminary and a bachelor‚Äôs degree in journalism from Oklahoma Baptist University.
David and his wife, Melanie, have two adult children, a daughter-in-law and one granddaughter. When he is not traveling on behalf of ABPnews/Herald, David enjoys teaching an adult Sunday school class and feeding an appetite for good reads, good food and good movies.
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