Baptist editor in Oklahoma resigns - Word&Way

Baptist editor in Oklahoma resigns

OKLAHOMA CITY (ABP) — The editor of Oklahoma Baptists' news journal has resigned after just more than 15 months on the job.

Ron Fannin, senior associate executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said Nov. 19 that Doug Baker resigned Nov. 10 as executive editor of the Baptist Messenger and leader of the convention's communications team.

Baker, 41, began the job Aug. 1, 2009. His previous job was executive director of the Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He held that job two years.

Before that Baker worked at the United States Naval Academy, as a special assistant to then Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and as a press secretary of the Louisiana State Education Commission. He also served on the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Va.

Baker did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

With a circulation just under 73,000, the Baptist Messenger is the third-largest print newspaper in Oklahoma and has the third-largest circulation of 43 Baptist state newspapers that comprise the Association of Baptist State Papers.


Bob Allen is senior writer for Associated Baptist Press.