More than two dozen news and communications experts from across the Southern Baptist Convention honored K. Allan Blume, editor-president for the Biblical Recorder, during the Feb. 11-14 annual meeting of the Association of State Baptist Publications in Charleston, S.C.
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Milton A. Hollifield Jr., left, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, expresses thanks to Allan Blume, right, editor of the Biblical Recorder, seen here with his wife Pam, center. The Association of State Baptist Publications passed a resolution honoring Blume’s service.
Blume announced last year that he would retire May 31, 2019, after serving eight years with the news journal for North Carolina Baptists.
A resolution was presented to commemorate Blume’s service to Southern Baptists. Shawn Hendricks, editor for Baptist Press, made the motion. The resolution passed unanimously with standing applause.
Hendricks, who previously worked as managing editor for the Recorder, said, “Allan is a true professional and he taught me a lot about leadership. … He always seems to have his finger on the pulse of what’s going on in Southern Baptist life.”
Blume’s wife, Pam, and Milton A. Hollifield Jr., executive director-treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, were in attendance. Hollifield offered a public prayer for the Blumes and made comments about their legacy of ministry among N.C. Baptists.
Read the resolution below:
A RESOLUTION HONORING K. ALLAN BLUME UPON HIS RETIREMENT AS EDITOR
WHEREAS, K. Allan Blume is a noted North Carolina Baptist minister, statesman and journalist with a long history of serving Southern Baptist churches; and
WHEREAS, he received an undergraduate education from Wingate College and Carson-Newman College, along with a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; and
WHEREAS, he devoted more than 35 years of his ministry to Southern Baptist churches in Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina, leaving each church with the admiration and love of those he pastored; and
WHEREAS, his pastoral tenure was marked by fervent devotion to promoting the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations and supporting Southern Baptist missions and ministries; and
WHEREAS, he served a three-year term as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors, one term as president of the North Carolina Pastors’ Conference and participated in multiple committees and trustee boards of the Southern Baptist Convention; and
WHEREAS, he led the Biblical Recorder, news journal for North Carolina Baptists, to be one of the nation’s most respected Southern Baptist news agencies, recognized by the accolades of many church leaders and numerous awards from the Baptist Communicators Association; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure at the Biblical Recorder, he successfully fulfilled his vision to lead the organization toward an unwavering commitment to the Bible, the Great Commission and God’s glory; and
WHEREAS, he will retire May 31, 2019, after serving eight years as editor-president of the historic newspaper;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the grateful members of the Association of State Baptist Publications, gathering for their annual meeting in Charleston, S.C., do convey their deep appreciation for the contribution of K. Allan Blume to Southern Baptist life and cooperation on this date, February 14, 2019;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that members of the Association of State Baptist Publications do commit to pray for him and his wife, Pam, as they enter a new season of ministry, for the good of their souls and the glory of God.