IMB writer joins Recorder
Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor
October 10, 2011

IMB writer joins Recorder

IMB writer joins Recorder
Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor
October 10, 2011

A recent Biblical Recorder (BR) Board

of Directors meeting resulted in a new addition to the BR staff.

Shawn Hendricks, a senior writer from the International

Mission Board (IMB), will start as managing editor on Oct. 24.

Shawn Hendricks

“I am excited to welcome Shawn to the Biblical Recorder

staff,” said K. Allan Blume, editor/president of the Biblical Recorder. “He

shares our vision for the Great Commission and brings valuable experience in

journalism to this ministry. I believe North Carolina Baptists will appreciate

his leadership and his perspective.”

Hendricks has been at the IMB for almost 10 years. He has a

communication arts degree with an emphasis on journalism from Union University

in Jackson, Tenn., and cut his teeth at the State Gazette in Dyersburg, Tenn.,

before working in public relations at Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal,


He also was a writer at Word & Way, the Baptist paper in

Jefferson City, Mo.

“It’s an exciting time to join the Biblical Recorder,” said


“God is doing some amazing things through North Carolina

Baptists in this state, around the country and in other nations. I’m looking

forward to being a part of the BR team and helping tell this story.”

Hendricks said his time at the IMB gave him a front-row seat

to how God is “impacting lives throughout the world. It’s been a wonderful

ride, and I’ve enjoyed seeing how God continues to transform lives.”

The Baptist Communicators Association awarded Hendricks

awards in features and news writing this year for coverage in Haiti.

He and his wife, Stephanie, have a daughter, Laura. For the

past two years the Hendricks have been involved at Movement Church, a church

plant in Richmond, Va.

The Board met Sept. 26 at Caraway Conference Center near

Asheboro. During that same board meeting, the directors approved a move of the

Recorder offices to the Baptist State Convention in Cary.