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Colson elected exec. secretary of editors’ group
Margaret Colson (center), writer/copy editor of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN), is congratulated following her election as executive secretary of the Association of State Baptist Publications (ASBP) by Bob Terry (right), president of The Alabama Baptist, and Tim Yarbrough, ASBP president and ABN editor/executive director, at the group’s annual dinner prior to the start of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Dallas. Terry served as executive secretary of ASBP for 25 years before retiring from the position in March 2018. Photo by Caleb Yarbrough

Colson elected exec. secretary of editors’ group

Jul 26, 2018

DALLAS – Margaret Colson, writer/copy editor for the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN), was elected executive secretary of the Association of State Baptist Publications (ASBP) June 11 at the group’s annual dinner prior to the start of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Dallas.

Colson succeeds Bob Terry, longtime editor of The Alabama Baptist, who is retiring in 2018. Terry served as executive secretary of ASBP for 25 years before retiring from the position in March 2018. Colson has served as interim executive secretary since Terry’s retirement.

An accomplished communications professional, Colson has garnished numerous awards of excellence in writing and public relations through Baptist Communicators Association (BCA). Colson is executive director of BCA and a freelance writer for various publications, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tim Yarbrough, editor/executive director of the ABN and current ASBP president, said Colson is an “excellent choice” to serve the historic organization. The ASBP executive secretary is tasked with promoting the organization, maintaining membership records, managing finances and assisting the ASBP president in planning events.

Colson said she was “honored and humbled” in being named ASBP executive secretary. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Colson is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from the seminary.

The ASBP, founded in 1895, has a long and distinguished history of helping advance the cause of Jesus Christ through communications while upholding the highest standards of religious journalism.

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