For the past two years, Jonathan Carter has done an exemplary job of editing SBC Today, a news blog we at Connect 316 are extremely proud to host and publish. Today, our blog receives over a thousand hits daily and is read by people from over 170 different countries.
Few readers realize the heavy time requirements placed on the Editor of SBC Today. This volunteer position demands approximately two hours of work every single day. The previous editor, Norm Miller, who is also a member of our Connect 316 Board of Directors, served as editor for a two year time period as well. Both Norm and Jonathan can testify to the blessings and the burdens of the editor’s role.
Recently, when Jonathan resigned, he provided sufficient notice to the Connect 316 Board to facilitate a smooth transition process. We began to search prayerfully for the individual to whom we might pass this torch. We were looking for someone familiar with our theological commitments who could recruit writers, handle the technical aspects of blogging, proofread articles and moderate comments.
Our search led us to consider the many qualifications of one of our own board members at Connect 316, the Rev. Kyle B. Gulledge. Kyle serves as an Associate Pastor and Minister of Music at the Southview Baptist Church in Rosharon, Texas, where Bro. Steve Brumbelow is the Senior Pastor. Both are signers of the Traditional Statement and staunch supporters of our movement. In fact, the staff at Southview graciously expressed a willingness to assist Kyle with the proofreading and technical requirements of the position.
After a time of prayerful consideration, the Connect 316 Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Kyle B. Gulledge as the new Editor of SBC Today, effective September 1, 2016. We are very proud to welcome Kyle aboard and look forward to many days of inspiring and informative reading.
Dr. Rick Patrick
Note: In addition to welcoming a new editor, a website redesign we have been working on for months is scheduled to be completed around the same time Kyle begins his tenure. The new site should load faster, facilitate comments more easily, and offer more visibly appealing and up-to-date design features, along with various other improvements.