Established in 1895 as the Southern Baptist Press Association, today’s Association of State Baptist Publications (ASBP) is the “tie that binds,” said Lonnie Wilkey, editor of the Baptist and Reflector.
“The ASBP provides a forum for editors and staff of papers to bond, share ideas and hopefully develop methods and strategies to help our papers not only survive but thrive in the future,” he said. “More importantly the camaraderie and fellowship renew my spirit and desire to continue telling the stories of our churches and Baptists in Tennessee.”
David Williams, editor of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist and 2019–2020 ASBP president, added, “The greatest benefit … comes through the relationships … that go far beyond our meetings. It is wonderful to be able to consider as friends all the editors and staff of Baptist state papers across the nation.”