Shawn Hendricks, managing editor of the Biblical Recorder, has accepted the position of managing editor for Baptist Press (BP) in Nashville, Tenn.
A Missouri native, Hendricks came to the Recorder in October 2011 after nearly 10 years as a writer, and later a senior writer, for the International Mission Board.
While at IMB, Hendricks covered Southern Baptist international mission work around the globe. He traveled to more than 20 countries and led media teams on overseas assignments._ÑŒ
A graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., Hendricks began his journalism career as a reporter for the State Gazette, a daily newspaper in Dyersburg, Tenn. He’s also worked as a public relations writer for Hannibal-LaGrange College (now Hannibal-LaGrange University) in Hannibal, Mo. and as a news and feature writer for Word&Way, the Baptist paper in Jefferson City._ÑŒ
“I’m excited about this new opportunity to serve as managing editor of Baptist Press,” Hendricks said. “It will be a privilege to continue reporting on missions, ministry and other important events throughout this country and around the globe.”
“I will definitely miss North Carolina and the Biblical Recorder,” he added. “During my time here, I have enjoyed helping to report on God’s work in this great state and beyond. I also have had the privilege of working alongside a talented, hardworking and dedicated team. They have been a blessing.”
BR Editor Allan Blume said, “Shawn has been a valuable part of the Biblical Recorder’s team. He is a gifted journalist and a hard-working manager. While I am very sad that he is leaving us, I recognize the valuable contribution his skills will bring to the larger Southern Baptist family in his new role. We will miss Shawn and his family very much.”
Hendricks will begin at Baptist Press on Oct. 28. He and his wife Stephanie have a 5-year-old daughter Laura. He replaces Michael Foust, who in July became editor of Off The Grid News, a Christian-owned news website based out of Illinois. Foust was at Baptist Press for 10 years, first as assistant editor and then as associate editor.