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Florida Baptist Witness publishes Good News about God's work that encourages, enables and exhorts Florida Baptists to exalt God and extend His Kingdom.
Since 1884, Florida Baptist Witness has been the newspaper of the Florida Baptist State Convention. Published 26 times a year with an emphasis on features about the people and ministries of Florida Baptist churches, associations and the state convention, the paper provides a valuable tool for building cooperative ministry among individuals and churches in many diverse settings from the Panhandle to the Keys. The Witness also provides news and information about Southern Baptist ministries across the United States and around the world, as well as discussion of current issues of interest to all Christians.
The Board of Directors of Florida Baptist Witness, as authorized by the Florida Baptist State Convention to establish policies for Florida Baptists’ newspaper, affirms this editorial policy statement to guide the executive editor concerning the mission and objectives of the Witness, and to enhance the operation of the Witness through the exercise of maximum responsible freedom while recognizing this agency’s accountability to Florida Baptists through their State Convention.
James A. Smith Sr. - Executive Editor
John C. Hannigan - Business Manager
Joni B. Hannigan - Managing Editor
Carolyn Nichols - Newswriter
Andrea Burroughs - Graphic designer
Kathy Curtin - Bookkeeper
Joan Keahon - Circulation
Florida Baptist Witness is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the Florida Baptist State Convention. The following are members of the Witness Board of Directors:
Ken Whitten (Lutz), chairman; Luis Aranguren (Pembroke Pines); Dennis Baxley (Ocala); Shelly Chandler (Bonifay); Freddy Davis (Tallahassee); James Dubois (Waldo); Ronnie Edwards (Jacksonville); Randy Huckabee (Okeechobee); Randy Knepper (Orange Park); Sidney Lanier (West Palm Beach); Jim Locke (Pensacola); Patrick Pfrimmer (Crestview); John Rollyson (Marianna); Bradley Smith (New Port Richey); Daniel Webster (Orlando).
The Witness is published on a bi-weekly basis printing two issues every month with the exception of 3 issues in October and November.
Our scheduled issue dates for 2013 are: January 10 & 24; February 7 & 21; March 7 & 21; April 11 & 25; May 9 & 23; June 6 & 20; July 4 & 25; August 8 & 22; September 5 & 19; October 3, 17 & 31; November 7, 21 & 28; December 5 & 19.